Way off topic, but I am having a very hard time answering this...and since you'll are out in the field and see thing....
Does any one know of any theaters out there that are still running a hemp (sandbags, pin rail, etc) rigging system? This is for historical reasons, nothing to do with trying to upgrade etc.
I currently know of only 1 space (Academy of music in Northampton MA) that is still running - everywhere else I know has been upgraded...or closed down/stripped out.
Any ideas anyone?
The Cape Playhouse (Dennis, MA) is a hemp house. Still very active!
Also, the Larcom Theater in Beverly, MA, although it's a very small set up (nine linesets?)