Rivertime Players partnered with the City of Parsons, Decatur County Chamber of Commerce, and UT Martin Parsons Center to apply for a Creative Placemaking grant. A press release from the Tennessee Arts Commission on June 16 annouced the award of the grant. The funds will be used to install curtains in our new performance space. Read the press release by clicking here.
The dates have been set for this year's Toby Show. The show will run three weekends, Sept 23 & 24; Sept 30 & Oct 1; Oct 7 & 8. The show will begin at 7:30pm each night, the tent will open at 6:30pm. Make plans to come out and be with us for our 10th Anniversary of doing Toby Show's in Parsons!
Eighteen youth are currently taking part in the Young Rivertime Players summer theatre camp. The camp will culminate with the production The Worst Talent Show...Ever! on June 3rd and 4th, at 7:00pm. The camp and productions are taking place at The Hangar Performing Arts Center at the former Scott-Gibson Air Field in Parsons.
Dana Everts-Boehm with the Folklife Program at the Tennessee Arts Commission attended the September 25th performance of The Good, the Bad & the Toby and filed a site visit report on October 22nd. You can read Dana's kind review of our show by clicking here.
The dates for the 2015 Toby Show have been set for September 25th & 26th, October 2nd, 3rd, 9th & 10th. Show times are 7:30pm nightly, the tent opens at 6:30pm. Make plans to be with us for our first western themed Toby Show. For more information about this year's show, click here.
Rivertime Players are proud to announce that on Sunday, April 19th, 2015 Shane Bridges was inducted into the Toby Hall of Fame at The Theatre Museum of Repertoire Americana in Mt. Pleasant, IA. The museum is dedicated to tent shows, showboats, chautauquas, and medicine shows. You can read the article in The News Leader by clicking here. Congratulations, Shane!
On April 19th, 2015 at the end of the Annual Seminar, the Board of Directors of The National Society for the Preservation of Tent, Folk and Repertoire Theatre held a meeting at The Theatre Museum in Mt. Pleasant, IA. Mark Tubbs, Executive Director of Rivertime Players, was elected to serve on the Board during this meeting.
Former trouper Mickey Lacey wrote an article about his attendance of FrankenToby in the Winter 2014 edition of Winging It, the newsletter of the National Society for the Preservation of Tent, Folk, and Repertoire Theatre. You can read the article here or view the entire newsletter at The Theatre Museum's website here.
Watch a video clip of Mickey Lacey and Dick Ellis performing to see how the pros did it.
On the night of the final performance of Hydrangea Albright: Comedy or Tragedy?, each cast member was asked the question "What have you gained from being in this production?" See their responses in the video below.
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