Interest In Arts Prompts Comeback Of The Crothersville Town Players

“The debut season of The Crothersville Town Players began in the Fall of 2005 with two sold out performances of “Sorry Wrong Number. The group had an overwhelming local response to the Community Theater effort, and some of the players just refuse to give up the stage,” said spokeperson Marcia Fleetwood.
The former players reorganized the group as the Historical and Cultural Arts Association of Crothersville but better known as The Crothersville Town Players, and are seeking recognition as a 501c3 non-profit entity. Scheduled activities will be for raising funds to support the Theater effort in Crothersville.
Organizers include group President, Brenda Holzworth; Vice-President, Dorothy J. Rice; Secretary, Linda Seals; and Treasurer, Eunice Lacey.
“I am excited about the re-entry of the Crothersville Town Players onto the Crothersville scene!” said President Brenda Holzworth. “I foresee many positive things happening for our group and for the community.”
2010 Fall and Winter calendar:
October 1/2 – Fundraising Yard Sale at 209 East Howard
October 2/3 – The Players plan to represent Crothersville at the Fisher’s Renaissance Faire
November 12/13 – Dinner Theater presentation of Alice Gerstenberg’s play “Ever Young”
December 10/11 – Theater presentation of “Winter Fancies,” the poetry of Hoosier poet, James Whitcomb Riley.
The Crothersville Town Players will still call Hamacher Hall their playhouse. Hamacher Hall is the former 1st Presbyterian Church of Crothersville and was featured in the September 2006 issue of the Indiana Preservationist magazine for its transformation into a useful Community Theater effort. Hamacher Hall was built in 1885, and has ties to John Hamacher, a founder of the Indiana town of Crothersville.
In addition to performance theater, future plans include various theater workshops.
Memberships are available for $12 annually, or $6 for students. Monetary donations and volunteers are always welcomed.
The group is currently looking for the donation of a refridgerator.
Play practice is every Tuesday at 3 p.m. and every Friday at 6 p.m. The group holds it regular association meeting the third Friday of each month prior to rehearsals.
For more information about The Crothersville Town Players, either stop in at Aunt Samantha’s Gift Shop or call Brenda Holzworth at 793-2760.