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COLUMN: The Passion, The Vision, And The Usher

COLUMN: The passion, the vision, and the usher

Josh Wapp has been involved with the resurrection of the Civic Theatre from the very beginning. — image credit: Submitted photo

posted May 13, 2014 at 11:00 AM— updated May 14, 2014 at 11:11 AM Nelson Star

This week’s column is penned by the Nelson Civic Theatre’s iconic usher Josh Wapp. Josh won’t say so, but we know that his dedicated, friendly presence has been key to our success in building a membership list of over 2,400.

When I first wrote a letter to the editor in early 2012 about our theatre, I had no idea if others felt as I did. Was I just a fuddy duddy, a sentimentalist who loved the big screen and our old, art deco cinema?

More than 60 people came out to a meeting about the future of the Civic. I remember people sitting in a huge circle of chairs, and seeing the concern, the doubt, the dread of losing what we have. People talked about the challenge of raising enough money and then started to sink lower in their chairs… Read more

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