Officials open black box theater, honor alumni

The ribbon was cut March 2 to declare the George S. Lindsey Black Box Theater and the Ernest Borgnine Performance Hall at the corner of Pine and Irvine streets officially opened.

For a year, passage through Irvine Street was limited due to construction. Now a brand new theater stands dedicated to UNA’s most famous alumnus, George Lindsey, along with an inside performance hall named after another legendary actor, Ernest Borgnine.

“It was almost one year to the day, on March 4, when we celebrated the ground breaking of this facility,” said UNA President Bill Cale at the opening of the ceremony. “Now it awaits the ribbon cutting.”

David McCullough, chair at the Department of Music and Theater, was impressed with the speed of the project and expressed his gratitude to those who put so much time building it.

“It has been successful all around already,” McCullough said. “To be able to start this project and complete it in a year is great progress.”

Look for a full-length story in the March 8 issue of The Flor-Ala.