Originally published in Compass, October 31, 2013
Opera House Arts to pilot weekly transportation from Blue Hill to theater
Opera House Arts will pilot a new, regular weekly transportation program from Blue Hill to the 1912 Stonington Opera House on Friday evenings, as well as for some additional special events, beginning November 8, OHA announced in a news release.
OHA will run its six-passenger van in a round-trip route every Friday night beginning at Parker Ridge and making stops at TradeWinds Market Place and Eggemoggin Country Store to facilitate those patrons who would like to attend the theater’s movies and live programs but do not wish to make the drive to the island on their own.
The new program is part of OHA’s new three-year strategic plan, adopted by its Board of Directors in June 2013.
“Nighttime transportation to and from the Peninsula has become a real issue for many of our patrons, and they’ve told us so,” said OHA Director Linda Nelson. “We’ll test the market with this pilot program and see whether we can provide this service in a meaningful way to make a difference for enough theater goers.”
Advance reservations are required. To purchase your van and show ticket, or for more information, call 367-2788 or go to operahouse arts.org.