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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.
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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher
The auditions produced an amazing group of actors for Director Jan Simpson to evaluate. The cast members are Jacob Clark, Dezarea Brown, Keith Galligan, Calvin Smith, Steve Lewis, Buffy Bezdek and Alex Nawrocki. It is being directed by Jan Simpson, assisted by Stanley O’Kelly. Audrey Kirsten Lewis is the Stage Manager, Nan Nawrocki is Production Manager and Light Tech, Set and Lighting Design are by Robert Countryman and costume design is by Angela Babcock.
This is a new and shocking version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale of depravity, lust, love and horror. On the fog-bound streets of Victorian-era London, Henry Jekyll’s experiments with exotic “powders and tinctures” have brought forth his other self—Edward Hyde, a sensualist and villain free to commit the sins Jekyll is too civilized to comprehend. When Hyde meets a woman who stirs his interest, Jekyll fears for her life and decides to end his experiments. But Hyde has other ideas, and so the two sides battle each other in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse to determine who shall be the master and who his slave. This study of good and evil is as relevant today as when the story was published in 1886.
In this realization of the classic novella, Dr Jekyll and Elizbeth, Mr. Hyde’s paramour are each played by an individual actor or actress. The rest of the cast plays a large number of characters. In a chilling twist, we come to realize that four of them play different twisted aspects of Jekyll’s alter ego, Mr. Hyde.
Rehearsals have begun and we will keep you updated. We are offering a special ticket price for the opening weekend: September 18 and 19 performances are $13 for any ticket. Performance dates are September 18, 19, 25, 26, 27 and October 2, 3, 4.
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IMPROV NIGHT RETURNS:
OCTOBER 17 AT 7:30 pm
ADMISSION ONLY $5 AT THE DOOR
Join us for an evening of fun. Come to participate or come to watch. No pressure, no judging, no lines to learn, just some on-stage fun. The humor and topics will be adult-themed. Our concession stand will be open. The improv will be led once again by Teresa Harris, Tater Patch Players’ Queen of Improv!
In 2007 Teresa proposed hosting an audience performed improv night as a fund raiser for the Pumphouse Players in Cartersville. The performers and audience enjoyed it so much they refused to leave when it was over so the show had to be extended. Audience performed improv nights continued on a quarterly basis for about 2 1/2 years before Teresa, along with her husband Mike, founded the Attention Deficit Players improv troupe which performed monthly for a local tavern. Teresa is also an actress and has appeared in shows in Canton, Cartersville, Roswell, and Marietta as well as Orlando and Charlotte. She was nominated for a Metro Atlanta Theatre award for her performance in ‘Night Mother. If you have ever wanted to try your hand at improv here’s your chance. Come on October 17 and sign up to perform. Performers will be chosen at random for the various improv skits. If you would prefer to just watch, that is okay as well.
TATER PATCH PLAYERS’ ANNUAL SCREENING OF THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
October 24 at 7:30
Reserved seating available:
SINGLE $12/COUPLE $20
Special pricing for “my first time” attendees:
$10 SINGLE/$18 COUPLE
PAIR OF 2016 SEASON TICKETS FOR BEST COSTUME
“IF YOU’VE NEVER SEEN IT IN A THEATER FULL OF RHPS FANS, YOU’VE NEVER REALLY SEEN IT”
Holiday entertainment for the family:
It’s a Wonderful Life: a Radio Play on the Stage
Probably everyone in America knows the warm story of George Bailey and how he came to what might have been his last Christmas and Clarence, the Angel Second-Class who want to earn his wings. In this adaptation by Tony Palermo, a veteran of stage and radio performances, our audience gets to experience the nostalgic feelings of a simpler time. We will create a 1946 atmosphere — no more wartime rationing, optimism everywhere — a time of hope, but also of reflection. Like the live radio broadcasts of the period, all the sound effects also are done on stage. You’ll see the cast change characters in the blink of an eye, watch the emcee flirt with the organ player, and watch the Sound Effects guys create all those noises. Come be part of the “Live Radio Audience” for this family-friendly trip back in time. Opening the Friday after Thanksgiving. Bring the family and lose those too-much-turkey blues! November 27, 28, 29 and December 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13. Children 5 and younger are only $1 per ticket — bring the whole crowd!
2016 Season Sneak Peek!
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SYLVIA is back! The original cast is fit and ready. 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 TBA.
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 two children’s shows, 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!
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