★ 2014 SEASON ★

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☆ Postmortem ☆
☆ Little Shop of Horrors ☆
☆ Rocky Horror Picture Show Movie ☆

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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 taterpatchplayers@gmail.com or 706-253-2800.

OPENING AUGUST 15

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 This play is set in 1922 and the cast of William Gillette’s latest Broadway revival of “Sherlock Holmes” has assembled for a weekend of relaxation at the castle he has built for himself in Connecticut — just a short drive from the New York theaters. For entertainment, actor-manager and playwright William Gillette, best known for his 30-year portrayal of the famous crime sleuth Sherlock Holmes, has arranged a séance. Now the scene is set for his greatest role.  Gillette suspects that one of his guests got away with murder a year ago, in the same room where the cast appears.

The weekend’s party is an eclectic mix of people:  Bobby and May, both actors playing in the current production.  But there is something disturbingly familiar about one of them…..  They are joined by  Marion and Leo, Gillette’s sister and brother-in-law.  Marion is acerbic and sarcastic, Leo seems placid and disinterested  But is Leo really so content with his lot as an “employee” of Gillette, or did Marion push him into some rash action?  Leo plays Sherlock’s nemesis, Moriarty, on stage — could there be an echo of this rivalry in real life? Louise Parradine was once an actress in Gillette’s troupe. She suffered a nervous breakdown after the death at Gillette’s home last year. Louise has left the stage and has entered a much more sinister profession, and she has joined the house party with an ulterior motive. Was the death really a suicide as it was ruled, or was it murder?    And then there’s Macready, the unrecognized butler who appears at the beginning of the play.  Why is he here and is he part of a more sinister story?

Intrepid, eccentric and wildly romantic, Gillette plans to solve the case himself à la Sherlock Holmes. What happened a year ago?  Will something far worse happen this time?   False trails and red herrings abound as Gillette begins what may be his most deadly production yet.  This intricate and thrilling play will be presented for an extended four weekends:  August 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30m 31 and September 5 and 6.

Director Nan Nawrocki and Assistant Director Patrick Hall have chosen a talented group, to help you take that journey back to the early 20′s, to an era of theater stars and stories of Sarah Bernhardt, of fast cars and reckless women, of the clink of cocktail glasses and the crash of shattered glass.   Postmortem will be a laugh, a gasp and a puzzle for the audience to solve.

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:

kroger community rewards amazon smileRegister 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.

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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

 

CONTACT TATER PATCH

Nan Nawrocki
Tater Patch Players
PO Box 267, Jasper, GA 30143
706-253-2800
TaterPatchPlayers@gmail.com