“We must all do theatre,” it has been said, “to find out who we are and to discover who we could become.”
Anyone with those personal discoveries in mind should consider becoming involved with the Jackson County Players. The theatrical group has been producing performances locally for a dozen years.
The public is invited to join the Players for their annual meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6 in the historic Alpine Theatre. Light refreshments will be served.
President Amanda Blizzard says a variety of hands-on contributors are involved with putting on a successful production.
“Some people enjoy actually being on stage, but others prefer working with areas such as set design, sound or lighting,” she said. “It’s rewarding for everyone to see it all come together on opening night.”
The Players have several noteworthy performances to their credit, including “Steel Magnolias,” “Arsenic and Old Lace,” and the radio-style version of “It’s a Wonderful Life.”
In 2020, the plan is to perform a schedule of an evening of one-act plays during the spring, two open-mic nights, an expanded children’s theatre, a major production in October, and a Christmas-themed play in December.
Additional officers of the Jackson County Players are Vice President Suzette Lowe, Treasurer Cam Matheny and Secretary Suzy McGinley. Board members are Ceason Ranson, Lee Blizzard, Doug Torres, Leslie Haynes and Mike Ruben.