GOING DARK: Scenes from Larenim Park Amphitheater 2021

Mineral Daily News-Tribune
The stage at the Larenim Park Amphitheater remains as it was left following the close of the 2017 production of "The Wedding Singer." The theater, deteriorating from the elements, has remained unused and unattended since then. The Mineral County Parks and Recreation Committee is seeking cost estimates to have it torn down.
The backstage area at the Larenim Park Amphitheater is littered with trash, chairs and prop pieces left behind after the 2017 production of "The Wedding Singer."
An old piano sits abandoned in one of the dressing rooms in the backstage area of the Larenim Park Amphitheater.
A door that leads off the stage is weather-beaten and falling in.
A dsign advertising the historical production "McNeill's Rangers" lies discarded and dirty in the backstage area of the Larenim Park Amphitheater.
Floorboards in the backstage and wing area of the theater have rotted and fallen though over the past years.
The steps up to the bridge area of the stage have fallen through and are unsafe to use.
The steps up to the bridge area of the stage have deteriorated and fallen through.
Even the Trex planks used on the main stage floor have warped and are spongy and unsafe. Parks and Recreation director Kevin Simon said he feels the supporting joists were not spaced close enough together when the floor was replaced.
The concrete seating area still bears the faint paint of the Yellow Brick Road from the 2014 production of "The Wizard of Oz" at Larenim.
Although in need of repair, the sound booth (pictured) and the light booth at Larenim seem like they could still be used, according to Parks and Recreation director Kevin Simon.