The tickets sales are a fundraiser for the Barrow-Civic Theatre, which has been shut down since March. "We are just trying to make money to keep the theatre viable for future generations, that’s all, so every ticket sale helps in a huge way," he said. "It may only be $15 but to us that’s keeping the lights on."
He says the Barrow's status as a non-profit means they aren't out to make a killing, but are focused on being a place where local people can perform and provide entertainment to the community.
With the state occupancy limitations restricting what an indoor theater can accomplish, the virtual production is one of the few means of income for the Barrow at this time. Hess said he's concerned but is glad his production is helping with the bottom line.
Learn more about the Red Eye Theater Project and see more pictures by visiting this story from a couple weeks ago at http://richardsayerphotojournalism.weebly.com/eight--322/covid-cant-stop-the-show-from-going-on
This week's show, titled "Cape Cope," was written by Jonathan Bartram and features a superhero support group.