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Pipe burst causes theatre schedule changes

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On February 19th, a pipe running through the radiator below the window in the actor's studio burst after an open window caused it to freeze overnight.

On February 19th, a pipe running through the radiator below the window in the actor’s studio burst after it froze overnight.

A recent pipe burst in the P building caused some inconveniences for cast members and fans of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.”

On February 19, a window was mistakenly left open in P519, the actor’s studio. Because of large curtains that were drawn in front of the window, staff and cast members rehearsing in that room were unaware that it was open and left for the night without closing it. Bitter cold temperatures caused a water pipe that ran through a radiator below the window inside the room to freeze and subsequently burst, leaving a messy surprise for students the next morning.

The floors, which consist of wood layered over carpeting, had to be immediately pulled up so that the water that seeped through could be cleaned up. Anti-fungal spray was applied to areas under the floorboards to prevent odor, and the cleanup was complete by the following Tuesday. Luckily, the incident did not have significant monetary consequences.

“I think honestly we got away with not much of a cost at all… it was probably a ten buck fix,” said William Gillett, Chair of Performing Arts at Carroll.

Unfortunately, the pipe burst caused the showing of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” scheduled for Friday the 20 to be canceled. However, replacement performances were arranged to ensure that those involved in the play would have their hard work pay off.

“I was disappointed for [the cast], they worked so hard on this experience,” said Gillett. “We worked really hard to make sure they would have other chances to perform.” Additional showings of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” will take place on Saturday, February 28 and Sunday, March 1 at 7:30 PM.

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