Statement on the Fire at Shakespeare Theater

January 13, 2019

State Senator Kevin Kelly (R-Stratford) released the following statement regarding the fire at the Shakespeare theater in Stratford.

“The tragic loss of our theater, a integral part of our community history, is devastating. Not only is this an enormous loss for Stratford, but also for our entire state. The Shakespeare Theater was a cultural and artistic icon. Its history is something we must never forget. As a Stratford resident and long time advocate for preserving the landmark, today is particularly heartbreaking. The paramount focus right now must be on public safety and I want to thank all the first responders, fire, police and EMS who are working to ensure the public remains safe.”