'Lost Colony' Works To Rebuild Costume Collection

It's usually quiet this time of year at The Lost Colony Building, but a September fire changed that.

Everyone has been on overdrive to recover from the devastating fire that destroyed the production's costume shop and most of the show's costumes.

Losses, including the building and its contents, have been estimated at $2.7 million. The contents were insured for $40,000, based on the fact that they were always moving from building to building. But there's been an outpouring of support from the public to get things back to normal.

Donations so far have totaled more than $184,000, not including a $250,000 grant from the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau.

Recent contributors have included HBO and a movie being produced in Wilmington.

Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paul Green, the
play tells the saga of the 117 men, women and children who sailed from England in 1587 to Roanoke Island and vanished without a trace.