Re-Creation May be Back on the Road Soon
Published on October 18 2012 1:39 pm
Last Updated on October 18 2012 1:39 pm
Written by Greg Sapp
A national touring company with local ties that entertains American veterans has been slowed by a recent theft, but may soon be back in business.
Re-Creation USA was in San Antonio, Texas last weekend when their truck and trailer containing all of their show equipment and costumes was stolen.
Re-Creation USA's president is Jay Muller, a former Effingham High School teacher who directed the EHS show choir "Collage" during his years here. Muller, a former Re-Creation member, took over the organization when the founder retired. Several former EHS students have been a part of Re-Creation in subsequent years.
The group headed back to their headquarters in Pennsylvania without $120,000 in costumes and equipment. Police in San Antonio didn't give Muller much hope that the items would be recovered, since the truck the troupe used is like others stolen and taken to Mexico.
However, the truck and trailer have been recovered, although a post on the Re-Creation website indicated that they suffered significant damage. The good news, though, is that the equipment and lights and the costumes inside the trailer appear intact, pending an inspection when the truck and trailer are returned to home base.
Muller said in his post that the group hopes to be back out on tour November 3.