Over the summer, our custodians opened and bagged all of the stage curtains so they could put a sealer on the stage floor. I had taken the bags off the front curtains ("grand curtains") to close them for a summer event that only required the stage apron. I left the other curtains bagged to keep dust and dirt off of them, as they are doing some major demolition work in another part of the building. I found yesterday that sometime in the past month, someone took the bag off of a traveling curtain and closed the curtain. What they forgot to do was to take the bag off the curtain on the other side of the stage. Of course the still-bagged curtain ripped as the rope was pulled to close the curtains. The ripped curtain is now hanging in the bag with just a couple of feet still attached/un-ripped at the top. Obviously this curtain has to be replaced, but we have a couple of major events coming up in the next month. One of them is next week (expecting house capacity - almost 1000 people). Could I get by with "buying stock" in safety pins and pinning the curtain up at the top so it will at least be hanging up? Or am I just stuck until we can get new curtains? With this being a holiday, I haven't been able to speak with our school superintendent about this yet (this is a public school auditorium). Does anyone have any suggestions I can go to my superintendent with?