Couple steps in to help Spokane theater company

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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- A Spokane couple has stepped in to help Spokane Interplayers Ensemble, the city's only professional live theater company.

Jerry Dicker and his company, GVD Commercial Properties, have taken over mortgage payments on the building used by the theater company. He and his wife, Patty, earlier this year acquired Spokane's Bing Crosby Theater.

Interplayers executive director Pamela Brown says the company has struggled financially in recent years and that this move will allow it to focus on its future.

Dickers tells the Spokesman-Review (http://bit.ly/Ic4iLa ) that Interplayers will lease back its 1920s-vintage building.

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Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com