To the delight of enthusiastic crowds, the newly established Troy Community Theatre kicked off its inaugural season with a three-performance run of Joseph Kesselring’s dark comedy, Arsenic and Old Lace, at the Troy Memorial Auditorium on Aug. 12 and 13.
The production process began in early June when auditions were held. The cast, which welcomed veteran performers as well as newcomers to the stage, included Michelle Blade, Andrea Simpson, Patrick Blade, Courtney Jesperson, Mike Wolfe, Megan Borek, Ken Robertson, Joe Millard, Steve Robbins, Matt Huels, Breana Millard, Zach Jesperson, Jacob Newman, Devin Fries and Peter Baker, a veteran of the stage who also directed the production.
Other community members instrumental in the production were Rebecca Borek, assistant director; James Blade, stage manager; Phillip Schanbacher, scenic designer; Shirley Grantier and Michelle Blade, costume designers; Anna Bradford, program designer; Vickie Ward and Andrea Simpson, advertising personnel; Bri Erdman, social media advertising coordinator; Sydney Blade, sound and light technician; and the stage crew – Phillip Schanbacher, James Blade, Jackie Blade, Michael Blade and Megan Borek.
The Troy Community Theatre board of directors would like to thank the many people who made this production possible to include Rob Hartman and Fox Chase Woodworking for the generous donation of set materials.
The 2016 TCT Associate Members included Trinity Family Healthcare, Rebecca and Megan Borek, Marian Congdon, Deborah Wolfe, Mark Banach, Jeff Stewart, First Citizens Bank, Rollin P. Baker, Mill Street Treats, Ted Herman and Cindy Walton.
The 2016 Bronze Members included Milky Way Farms and Rev. Garry Zuber.
The 2016 TCT Silver Members included Linda and Al Nickerson, Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Hoover’s Hardware, Raymond Seeley, O.D., and Sue Wolfe and the Frank F. Pierce Library.
The 2016 TCT Gold Members included Western Alliance Emergency Services; Eighmey Chevrolet Buick; Gates Law Office, PLLC; and the Brann, Williams, Caldwell, and Sheetz Law Offices.
The 2016 TCT Platinum Members were Bill and Joie Brasington.
The 2016 Show Sponsor was Bishop Brothers Construction.
The Troy Community Theatre is planning its next production for February of 2017, followed by another August production in 2017. If you are interested in supporting the arts and would like to be involved in the work of the Troy Community Theatre, consider attendance at the monthly meetings.
The organization meets on the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at St. John’s Church in Troy. All interested members of the community are invited to attend the next meeting on Monday, Sept. 19.