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Props, Costumes Taken From Community Theater

Posted at 3:06 PM, Sep 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-17 19:17:20-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A community theater in Lexington is trying to figure out why several of its props and costumes went missing Sunday.

It was just one hour until showtime when volunteers at Studio Players Community Theater believe that several of its props and costumes went missing.

Bob Singleton is a board member at the theater. He tells LEX 18 that it is not uncommon for people to be in and out of the building on a show day.

“So there was like, this window for someone to come in, but that’s not unusual. We are all volunteers. We have a lot of people who help out on a production,” he said.

An assistant stage manager noticed a blonde woman walk into the building. They say she was dressed in “bohemian” clothes, carrying a floral print bag.

Singleton said that they ended up coming through the lobby and going backstage. He says that the woman then walked behind the stage and grabbed clothes off of some hangers. Then she grabbed a prop iPhone off the table, as well as a notebook and a pen.

She then walked out.

Singleton said that the costume items that are missing are a red coat, a floral dress and a black pair of pants. They all belong to the cast members.

He tells LEX 18 that they plan to discuss ways to prevent this from happening in the future.

The play, Ripcord, will be running this weekend. The cast has managed to replace the stolen props.

For ticket information, visit or call 859.257.4929.