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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 706-253-2800.
Opening week audiences were delighted ~
It’s a Wonderful Life: a Radio Play on the Stage
Tater Patch Players’ holiday offering is an old familiar story in a remarkable setting. In 1946, we were moving rapidly away from all the hardships and bad memories of World War Two. Americans were comfortable and optimistic. Families would gather for dinner and after dinner, would listen to news, comedians, music, and radio plays on their big wooden-sided radio sets. The lucky ones would sometimes get to go to a real radio studio and see the actors perform plays, using the talents of their voices and letting the audiences visualize the scenes in their minds.
The 1946 movie It’s a Wonderful Life became a part of America’s Christmas. This is the warm story of good and innocent George Bailey, whose misfortunes drove him to stand on the bridge over the icy river, but who was saved by a kindly Angel Second Class named Clarence. Clarence showed him what life would have been had George gotten his wish and never been born. It’s a redeeming tale of how each of us is important in the fabric of life.
This year, Tater Patch Players takes you back to that happy time. Join them at the theater and watch the actors, as well as the live special effects “guy” and the studio engineer, turn your community theater into the radio studios of “WTPP: Tater Patch Radio”. This adaptation for Radio on the Stage was written by Tony Palermo, a gentleman with decades of radio and theater experience. He has blended a magical combination of the two. Of course, they’ll all look like they just walked into the studio from a winter day in 1946. They all encourage you to come out, enjoy, and let your mind envision that little town of Bedford Falls, NY, one winter long ago.
The remaining show dates are December 4, 5, 6, 11, 12 and 13. Sunday shows are at 2PM and the rest are at 7:30 PM at the Tater Patch Players theater. Tickets can be bought in advance by clicking the button at the top of this page. Prices are $15 for adults, $14 for seniors and students, and children 6 and under free. To reserve seats for parties with 6 and under kids, please email the troupe at email@example.com or call 706-253-2800.
2016 Season Sneak Peek!
SYLVIA is back! We had to cancel this show in 2015 when an actor sustained a leg injury on her job. The cast is assembled, and rehearsals are beginning. Look forward to this comedy, with some adult themes and language, to open our 2016 season in late January. Directed by Stanley O’Kelley.
NOISES OFF has been called the funniest theater farce ever written. Fast and delightful dialogue, wonderful pranks, and an unbelievable scene change that the audience can watch. April 2016. Directed by Patrick Hall and Nan Nawrocki.
THE FOX ON THE FAIRWAY is a witty comedy of golf, girls, and goings-on. A great laugh for everyone, but especially all you golfers out there. July 2016, director Pat Jewell and Calvin Smith.
MAMA WON’T FLY is another great Southern comedy by your favorite writing trio of Hope Jones Wooten. This show will take you on a cross-country romp with Mama. Put some South in your mouth… it’ll make you laugh! Directed by Audrey Kirsten-Lewis, September 2016.
IN-LAWS, OUTLAWS, AND OTHER PEOPLE (WHO SHOULD BE SHOT) This is our holiday show for 2016. Yes indeed a crazy holiday dinner goes VERY wrong, with all the people mentioned in the title. Hilarious — and surprisingly Christmas-y! Directed by Jan Simpson, November/December 2016.
We’re also working on a youth theater workshop, so all you moms, dads and grandparents, keep checking for details. To get the latest news the fastest, sign up, on the sidebar to your right for our newsletter and follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
We need your support ~ ways you can helpNo theater or arts group in the country can pay for its productions 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? As an all-volunteer organization, we would love you to come out and donate your time, too! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
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