Orpheum Theatre president to retire

WICHITA — Mary Eves, president of the Orpheum Theatre for the past 10 years, has announced that she will retire on Dec. 31.

Eves has helped lead the effort to restore the nonprofit, historic theater in downtown Wichita.

Orpheum board chairman Harvey Sorensen praised Eves for her years of service.

"Without Mary's long and generous service to the Orpheum Theatre, it would not be where it is today, and for that we are extremely grateful," he said.

The Orpheum's marketing manager, Jennifer Wright, will oversee management of the theater on an interim basis. Orpheum officials will continue their effort to complete the theater's restoration.