MarVa Theater planning ahead for summer
POCOMOKE CITY, Md. – The MarVa Theater in Pocomoke City is planning ahead for this summer. They say that even though some theater fundraisers had to be cancelled, they’re still getting ready for summer academies and raising money for scholarships. “We are here for the community and it’s really cherished by many people. People come in all the time and say ‘I’ve been going here since I was a kid.’ It’s a part of the history of Pocomoke, you know, so it means a lot to a lot of people,” said executive director Crystal Matthews.
Matthews tells us the theater is working on setting up its acting academies in the coming months, as well as taking donations and selling theater seats that can be personalized with a plaque to raise money. She says the theater is dedicated to serving students with scholarships. “So we have an application process for scholarships and we do like a kind of an interview face-to-face interview, but I will say that we’re not going to turn students away. I will find a way for them to attend if they’re very interested,” said Matthews.
The MarVa theater has been running as a non-profit since 1996, and has been doing its theater academies since 1993. The theater has been a landmark in Pocomoke City for over 90 years, and Matthews tells 47ABC she’s excited to continue operations this summer.