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Area Community Theatre Manager Paula Deckert explains the flooding that occurred at the Pepsi-Cola Theatre for the Performing Arts earlier this week as a result of a ruptured pipe. Crews from Steamway Cleaning of Mitchell worked to extract water from the building and remove wet sheet rock Thursday. Despite this setback, the scheduled performance of "I Hate Hamlet" is on as scheduled. (Laura Wehde/Republic Photo)

Water pipe ruptures at Mitchell theater, but 'show must go on'

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Sixty thousand gallons of standing water were pumped out of Mitchell's Pepsi-Cola Theatre for the Performing Arts Wednesday and Thursday and now workers are busily drying out carpet and walls to ensure this weekend's show goes on.

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