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Fire Destroys Doris Duke Theatre at Jacob’s Pillow in Massachusetts

PLSN Staff • News • November 19, 2020

The 230-seat theater was destroyed on Nov. 17

BECKET, MA – The 230-seat Doris Duke Theatre, one of two indoor theaters on the grounds of Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, was destroyed by a fire that broke out early on Nov. 17. As many as 30 fire fighters fought the blaze from about 7 a.m. to noon. Fortunately, no one was injured, and the other buildings on the grounds were not affected.

“While we have lost some precious, irreplaceable items, those experiences and memories will last forever. We are heartbroken and we are relieved that no one was hurt,” said Pamela Tatge, Jacob’s Pillow executive & artistic director. “On behalf of everyone at the Pillow, we are grateful for the firefighters and officials who have responded so quickly to this devastating emergency on our grounds. We are grateful for the outpouring of support from around the world we have already received. We will rebuild.”

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