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Plaster falls from Hagerstown theater during show

Monday - 11/4/2013, 3:40pm  ET

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) -- Officials of the Maryland Theatre in Hagerstown say audience members were shaken but not hurt when a 5-foot chuck of plaster broke free from the upper balcony ceiling.

Operations Manager Jessica Green tells The Herald-Mail (http://bit.ly/1b7gyIK ) that the plaster fell in five smaller pieces near a seating area Sunday night during comedian Tim Hawkins' performance.

She says 30 seats have been cordoned off while contractors assess the damage.

The nearly 100-year-old theater in downtown Hagerstown is home to Maryland Symphony Orchestra and the Miss Maryland pageant.

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Information from: The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown, Md., http://www.herald-mail.com


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