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In 1971, a small group of friends wanted to see about expanding opportunities for adults in the community to take part in theater. They called together a public meeting in hopes of ten to fifteen people joining this group. They were blown away by the number of people who came, which ended up being closer to 50 people. They knew at that moment this was something the community definitely wanted!
Members and benefactors are the backbone of this group. As a non-profit, we rely on the generosity of our members and benfactors to help support the everyday operations of our group, as well as the productions.
Membership comes with its perks as well. Check out the Membership page for more information on how you can support this group.
Opening Doors to Opening Acts
In 2016, Tree County Players embarked on an ambitious journey. They needed a place where they not only could hold auditions and rehearsals, but, ideally, would also be home for their performances. They needed a theater! They found the ideal building and began a capital campaign to help support the transformation. They are still in the midst of the renovations but have accomplished quite a bit in the past two years.
From Our President
We are celebrating 51 years of promoting and providing theatrical experiences for Decatur County and surrounding communities. From the onset of the pandemic and up to this current 2021-22 season, we have been challenged to continue our mission. Canceling shows and closing the theatre temporarily made us find new ways to perform and share. Even though the theatre was darkened and vacant, we connected with audiences online. The shows flowed as we tested our video recording skills. What proud and satisfying times to look back and see what we accomplished!
- Virtually Yours: Songs from Broadway Shows
- Master Zombie Makeup Class
- Halloween Storytelling: Children’s Show & Adult Show
- Re-broadcasts of That 70s Christmas Revue & The Christmas Cabin
- Book Trailers: Young Adult Novel Vignettes performed & recorded by local youth
- The Guys (September 11 Tribute)
This season began with another pandemic pause. Our 50th Celebration set for August was postponed. The rescheduled event for August of 2022 is renamed, Our 50 + 1 Celebration. In September, we opened “live” with The Guys (Sept. 11 Tribute) and followed county and state COVID guidelines. We encourage audience members to wear masks and social distance. Our attendance capacity is determined by local COVID numbers. Cleaning protocols and practices are in effect. TCP staff and volunteers wear masks.
December brings holiday cheer with our first-ever Movie Night. An exciting time to feature our new purchases, a stage projector and screen. January ramps up our live performances through the end of June. See our Now Showing tab for information on upcoming productions.
Without financial and moral support, we would not be able to function. YOU, (patrons, volunteers & faithful members) have kept us alive and thriving. The final round of applause and accolades is for YOU. BRAVO! Take your bow and know that we are thankful for all you do.
– Nancy Porter
Our Upcoming Events & Activities
Auditions for Rumors
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tree County Players' Playhouse
White Christmas Sing-along
Time: 7:00 PM
Tree County Playhouse
$2/ticket at the door
Rumors by Neil Simon
Time: 22 & 23 @ 7:00 PM; 24 @ 2:00 PM
Tree County Playhouse
Stay up-to-date with all things TCP, from director notes to behind-the-scenes information for the show that is currently in production.
I recently had the experience of directing my first production for Tree County Players. It was an experience I thoroughly enjoyed! Over the River and Through the Woods was a heart-warming comedy that I fell in love with the first time I saw it. read more…
Picking the Play
It can be a challenge to select a play from the thousands published. A few filters helped narrow this search. We wanted a two-hander (two-person) play to make it easier to plan rehearsals, given day job demands. The characters needed to be age appropriate and we wanted those characters to be interesting and substantial. read more…