Bankrupt San Jose Rep Selling Off Stage, Costumes

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    NBC Bay Area
    The lights are out at the San Jose Repertory Theater, and soon all the items will be sold.

    Now's the time to stock your theatrical company's set and prop room -- the San Jose Rep is selling off all of its gear.

    The defunct theater company, which ran for 34 seasons and was one of Silicon Valley's biggest purveyors of the art of drama, is bankrupt and is selling off its assets, according to the San Jose Mercury News.

    Online auctions begin tomorrow, the newspaper reported. Other theater companies will be "taking a look" at the costumes, the newspaper reported.

    The Rep was $3 million in debt, the newspaper reported, including $1.8 million to the City of San Jose for a 2006 bailout.

    The auction of the theater's stock should fetch $100,000, a bankruptcy trustee hopes.

    The symphony as well as the rep have gone under in recent years.

    Among the things up for grabs: hats, stairs, power tools, even wine and beer.