By Daegiona Wilson
At approximately 6:05 p.m. Wednesday evening a pipe burst on the lower level of Christy Hall.
Theatre students were rehearsing in RPAC on the second floor of Christy when they heard a noise, started smelling a weird odor and then heard the fire alarm go off.
Kenny Allman, performance facilities and technical director, told students present the entire of the little theatre was covered in nearly 6 inches of water, said Emily Robinson, music theatre and philosophy and religion senior.
The fire department then arrived. It is expected that at least 50,000 gallons of water went through the theatre.
Students were allowed to gather their personal belongings, but had to immediately leave the building.
Robinson, said “We didn’t know what it was. We just know that something was leaking and we were like ‘that’s weird’ then the alarm when off and we were like ‘that’s a little more than weird’.”
Equipment in the little theatre is damaged. There isn’t any word on how much is expected in damaged cost.
“We are talking about finding new locations for the productions,” said Robinson.
Robinson also mention that she and a colleague had a recital in RPAC scheduled for Saturday. There is a chance that this might have to be postponed said Robinson.
This story is still developing.