Spotlighters Theatre sets its sights on the old Read's Drug Store

Spotlighters Theatre patrons sit in the round — or actually in the square — sometimes within a foot of the actors on stage. It's an intimate experience that has drawn people for 54 years to the tiny basement theater on St. Paul Street. Fuzz Roark doesn't want to lose that intimacy as he works to secure a new home for the 65-seat theater. If all works out, the theater will renovate and move into the old Read's Drug Store on Howard Street and expand to up to 110 seats. Spotlighters would join Everyman Theatre and the Hippodrome on the city's west side.