Tree County Players - Our Mission:
Enriching our community through performing arts experiences.
From the director, Lori Durbin:
Hi TCP enthusiasts! I wanted to tell you all about the staged reading of Frankenstein on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 7:00 pm at the TCP Playhouse.
Just a bit of history
Frankenstein is 200 years old this year, first published on March 11, 1818. I'm sure you all know that the novel was written by Mary Shelley. Here is a short history of the novel.
The Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library is celebrating the 200th anniversary throughout the month of September with a variety of programs and events. You can see the calendar here.
The Indiana Humanities is sponsoring One State / One Story: Frankenstein, which is a statewide read throughout 2018. One State / One Story: Frankenstein has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and in partnership with the Indiana State Library and Center for the Book. The Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library was fortunate to receive a grant from the Indiana Humanities for our program.
The cast includes:
- Captain Walton - captain of a ship bound for the Arctic on a voyage of exploration
- Victor Frankenstein - medical student from Geneva, Switzerland
- Alphonse Frankenstein - father of Victor and William and a nobelman of Geneva
- William Frankenstein - younger brother of Victor
- Elizabeth - Victor's fiancé
- Dr. Kempe - Victor's medical professor
- The Creature - the result of Victor's experiments; hideous to behold and emotionally tortured
- Father - head of a peasant family
- Mother - wife of the peasant father
- Daughter - of the peasant family
- Grandfather - of the peasant family
- Landlord - of the peasant family
Thanks to Tree County Players for agreeing to support the Library's endeavor to share this novel with our community.
It's My Line...Isn't It?
RESCHEDULED to Saturday, September 29, 2018
TCP's Comedy Improv Night
Saturday,September 29, 2018, 7:00 pm
634 W. Main Street
Due to the adult theme, only persons age 18 and over may attend. Tickets are $5.00 per person and are available at the door prior to the show. You may bring your own snacks and drinks, but please avoid spillage (alcohol permitted for those age 21 and over).
Featuring the players:
|Tyler Wachsmann||Megan Brittany Gehrich|
|Caleb Farber||Lori Durbin|
|Sean Durbin||Jenny Zins|
|Nancy Worland||Donna Hollandbeck|
|Tristan Ingmire||Trina Maudlin Ingmire|
|Cathy Lincourt - accompanist||Brian Ingmire - Your MC|
Come and enjoy an evening of unscripted comedy!
TCP's Youth Theater Camp
October 8 thru 12, 2018
from 9:00 am - 12 pm (noon)
Theater camp is open to youths aged 10 to 14. They will participate in a week long workshop with the finale, at 7:00 pm, Friday, October 12, 2018, being performed by all participants.
Directors: Nancy Porter and Cathy Lincourt
If you and your child are interested, download the Theater Camp Brochure and Registration Form. Payment may be made by check mailed to the address on the registration form or online by clicking the credit cards:
December 1 & 2, 2018
Charles Dickens' classic, starring guest artist Grant Fitch. What started as a dramatic reading in 1997 is now a fully-memorized and energetically staged tou-de-force performance, where Grant plays (at last count) thirty-three characters in retelling this holiday classic in Charles Dickens' own words.
January 18, 20 & 26, 2019
THE STORY: Nick is a single, Italian-American guy from New Jersey. His parents retired and moved to Florida. That doesn't mean his family isn't still in Jersey. In fact, he sees both sets of his grandparents every Sunday for dinner. This is routine until he has to tell them that he's been offered a dream job. The job he's been waiting for - marketing executive - would take him away from his beloved, but annoying, grandparents. He tells them. The news doesn't sit so well. Thus begins a series of schemes to keep Nick around. How could he betray his family's love to move to Seattle, for a job, wonder his grandparents? Well, Frank, Aida, Nunzio, and Emma do their level best, and that includes bringing the lovely - and single - Caitlin O'Hare as bait...we won't give the ending away here. "A hilarious family comedy."
Dtirected by Amanda Gault
Purchase tickets for Jan. 26 show at the door on show night.
March 8 & 9, 2019 - 7:00 pm
This winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, uses a card game as a metaphor for life. Weller Martin is playing solitaire on the porch of a seedy nursing home. Enter, Fonsia Dorsey, a prim, self-righteous lady. They discover they both dislike the home and enjoy gin rummy, so they begin to play and to reveal intimate details of their lives. ADULT LANGUAGE - not recommended for children.
Starring and Directed by Bill Blank and Nancy Worland
Tickets also available at the door on show nights.
$15 - Non Members
$12 - Members
$ 5 - age 18 and under
April 25, 26, 27, & 28, 2018
A foot-stomping musical comedy – tells the story of a Saturday Night Gospel Sing at a country church in North Carolina's Smoky Mountains in 1938. The show features two dozen rousing bluegrass songs played and sung by the Sanders Family, a traveling group making its return to performing after a five-year hiatus.
Pastor Oglethorpe, the young and enthusiastic minister of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, has enlisted the Sanders Family in his efforts to bring his tiny congregation into "the modern world". Between songs, each family member "witnesses" – telling a story about an important event in their life. Though they try to appear perfect in the eyes of a congregation who wants to be inspired by their songs, one thing after another goes awry and they reveal their true – and hilariously imperfect – natures. By the evening's end, the Sanders Family have endeared themselves to us by revealing their weaknesses and allowing us to share their triumphs.
Directed by Bill Rethlake
June 25 – 29, 2019
Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film's Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Menken and Schwartz. Peter Parnell’s new book embraces story theatre and features verbatim passages from Hugo’s gothic novel.
The musical begins as the bells of Notre Dame sound through the famed cathedral in fifteenth-century Paris. Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be "Out There," observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy, Esmeralda. Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit, though – the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled. As the three vie for her attention, Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the gypsies – and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all.
Directed by Tyler Wachsmann and Megan Gehrich