Letter: A vision for Clear Space in the future

March 14, 2019

I am writing again to express my household’s encouragement to the Rehoboth Planning Commission to do the right thing for Rehoboth Beach, the Delmarva Peninsula, and all of Sussex County in giving your full support and the requested financial leg-up to Clear Space Theatre Company as regards their plan to establish a state-of-the-art performing arts center in the City of Rehoboth Beach.

This would uncontestedly be the crown jewel of Rehoboth Beach and all of Sussex County when anyone would web-search for things-to-do or places-to-see in Southern Delaware, with the possible exception of the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk and of course the beach itself.

In one action, the City of Rehoboth Beach could soon see live theater in a new state-of-the-art performing arts center, where prospective actors, local high school and nearby college students, as well as Actor’s Guild artists can register for classes and share their skills with the Rehoboth community, work and shop in the Rehoboth area, and draw participants from all corners of the U.S. Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states as a stepping stone to New York, Broadway and Hollywood.

The City of Rehoboth is always thinking about, and working toward, bettering and improving everything about itself - in this case, the support that is being sought is extremely inexpensive compared to the product and return of what Clear Space Theatre Company will establish for generations to come at the entrance to Rehoboth Beach to impress and welcome visitors and tourists as they embark on Rehoboth Ave. It will also be a sophisticated highlight for the summer’s evening/nightly entertainment scene, drawing from such competitors as the Midway Theater and venues in the Ocean City, Md. area.

I humbly suggest that this must be the easiest and least expensive way that Rehoboth Beach can promote itself to a vast audience in practically no time at all, since Clear Space Theatre Company has already begun to design and refine their capital improvement plan in order to make this dream come true in our area.

Jeffrey and Ida Rowe


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