IF IT’S ENTERTAINING, IT’S TATER PATCH!
The Tater Patch Players is a busy, active community theater troupe which produces five-main stage productions annually. We also have special productions, movies and concerts, added throughout the year. We are conveniently located at 95 Philadelphia Lane in Jasper, Georgia.
Our theater, complete with presentation equipment, great acoustics and comfortable seating for over 100, can be a great location for YOUR group to hold meetings, workshops or other get-togethers. Enjoy the website and learn more about us. If you have a show or an act you would like to produce at our theater, or if you wish to discuss renting all or part of our theater for an activity, please get in touch at email@example.com or 706-253-2800.
CLICK HERE FOR A SPECIAL TICKET OFFER FOR POSTMORTEM!
It was 1922 — before flappers and prohibition and gangsters. Movies were just starting to make their mark on the culture. The theater was in a golden age…. American and British stars crossed the Atlantic to perform in New York and London. Radio was just becoming a popular way to get news and entertainment. It was an age of style and sophistication among the wealthy. William Gillette had made a fortune bringing the work of Arthur Conan Doyle — the stories of Sherlock Holmes — to the US stage. William built himself a dream home which he called the castle, in Connecticut, overlooking a river. It stands today, as a state park and historic site.
Tater Patch Players is building the drawing room of this castle for you on its stage. The upcoming show, a thriller and mystery, called Postmortem, was written by Ken Ludwig. It dwells on an evening’s gathering on the first anniversary of a mysterious death out on the terrace. One of Gillette’s stars, and some say his lover, was found dead. The police said it was suicide, but Gillette thinks it was not. Tater Patch invites you to follow the twists, turns and misdirection of this lively play. See if you can deduce the truth before the end. Gunshots, ghostly apparitions, screams of terror and words of love are among the things you will find, to confuse and amuse you as you watch the play.
Audrey Kirsten-Lewis, who appears in the show with her husband Steve, has taken on the job of costuming the characters in period attire. She is making dresses, wigs have been bought, and there is a search for the right shoes by the cast members. Tater Patch has obtained, by purchase and by loan, some wonderful pieces of furniture and room décor to help recreate the feel of the period and of Gillette’s signature home. The set builders have put up tall walls and are hanging special lighting. There are some unusual furnishings and some special effects. Artist Joan Baragar is painting a portrait of Gillette’s late fiancé to grace the walls of the room.
One of the unusual props needed for this production is a “breakaway” bottle. Assistant Director Patrick Hall won’t tell us exactly how it’s being used, but says it will be a “smashing special effect”. The troupe is offering an opportunity to its patrons to pay for one of these bottles — $25.00 — and receive two tickets to any performance in the first two weekends of the production. They urge you to visit their website (706-253-2800) or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org to get more information on this promotion.
The show will be performed August 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31 and September 5 and 6. Sunday shows are at 2 PM and all others are at 7:30 PM. There will, as always, be an opportunity for those who might not be able to afford tickets, to attend the August 14 dress rehearsal and bring a bag of food or non-perishables to share with the CARES Food Pantry. Also, Tater Patch is having a “Getting to Know You” Open House on September 2, from 5 – 7 PM, where you can meet the cast of Postmortem and tour the theater.
Bobby Carlyle…………..Chance Walters
May Dison……………….Dezarea Brown
Marion Barrett…………..Audrey Kirsten-Lewis
Leo Barrett………………Steve Lewis
William Gillette………….Alex Nawrocki
Lilly Warner……………..Ginger Rosen
Louise Parradine……….Ellen Painter
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS is coming in October!
To give you a musical thrill at Halloween time, the troupe will present that hit show about the invasion of alien plant life, Little Shop of Horrors. Seymour Krelborn is a poor young man working at a run-down flower shop on skid row when he encounters a miracle. He discovers an alien plant after a total eclipse of the sun. After learning how to make the plant — named Audrey II in honor of the girl Seymour loves — grow, he gains fame, fortune, and love. The only catch is that the plant feeds on increasing amounts of human blood. Audrey (the girl) has to be saved from her diabolical boyfriend, the sadistic dentist, Orin Scrivello. Seymour, with help from Audrey II, come to the rescue. Seymour and Audrey II make a pact that leads the show to its amazing conclusion (which is different from the movie version). You won’t want to miss this great show, filled with doo-wop music, great characters, and unbelievable effects. Nan Nawrocki will direct the show which runs October 24 through November 8.
We are planning the 2015 season right now and hope to continue to live up to our motto: If it’s entertaining, it’s Tater Patch!
Just in: TWO new ways to be a part of YOUR theater:
Register with Amazon Smile. Go to smile.amazon.com to learn how. Add Tater Patch Players as your charity of choice, and when you sign it at smile.amazon.com a small percentage of your Amazon purchases will be donated to us at no cost to you. You can still purchase through Amazon Affiliates by clicking the link on the right side of the page, too.
Tater Patch in your grocery cart! We are now a member of the Kroger Community Rewards programs. If you’re a Kroger shopper, click HERE to learn how to put a little theater love in your cart every time you check out.
Another way to help support Tater Patch is to shop at amazon.com through our website. We are an Amazon Affiliate. This means if you use those widgets on the right sidebar to click through for all your Amazon purchases you will also be giving a small but still not insignificant gift to Tater Patch Players at no cost to yourself! What could be more wonderful? And if you feel an extra surge of generosity while you’re at Amazon, check out Tater Patch’s Amazon Wish List. Almost every month now, we get a small deposit to our bank account because you went shopping at Amazon.com by way of this website — at no cost to you! So thank you, Tater shoppers! Remember holiday shopping is coming up so shop through our Amazon.com portal.
We need your support ~ ways you can help
No theater or arts group in the country can pay for its production by ticket sales alone. Buying tickets helps us and entertains you. We generally finance all the shows from their own revenues and our casts, crews and front of house staff are all volunteers. The work of our volunteers is amazing, but paying the mortgage requires more than talent and dedication. Yes, our bankers, insurers, and others we do business with want cash. Ticket prices alone don’t cover our expenses. We need donors, advertisers, and sponsors. Many people write extra checks this time of year to support their favorite non-profit 501(c)3 organizations. Won’t you consider including Tater Patch Players in your year-end giving? To learn about ways to donate to YOUR community theater click here