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Ottawa theater group finds home above downtown coffee shop

Posted by wlpo on April 6, 2016

One Illinois Valley performance group doesn’t have to put on The Wizard of Oz to understand the line “There’s no place like home.”

WilleyWorld Community Productions didn’t have a primary location to hold its performances in its first few years. As a result, the Ottawa group wasn’t able to put on many shows. But the group’s founder, former soap opera star Walt Willey, says a partnership with The 807 Building Performance Space will establish a new downtown home for their performances.

Willey says the new space means more than one show per year, starting next year. He also said he’s hoping to be able to use the space to put on a summer drama camp for kids.

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