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OLT Entertains with Socially Distant Shows

Ouachita Little Theatre has been studying the practicalities of producing shows that will safely fall within the guidelines of the Governor’s proclamations.  Due to the expense and challenges producing the musical “BIG”, that show is still postponed until it can be executed safely.  However, it would be possible to do some dramatic “Reader’s Theatre” type of performances live on stage, and the board of directors have come up with their first offering.

Scotty Jenkins has agreed to direct the classic tale of a person who perseveres toward justice against all odds in “Twelve Angry Jurors.”  As this play does not require a lot of movement, and ac-tors can be socially distanced, this is an excellent choice for actors to show their skills and emotional range.  He has chosen a cast and will begin rehearsals immediately.

Performance dates are August 21,22, and 23.  Only 50 tickets can be sold to each performance to ensure proper social distancing and adherence to our Covid19 Phase 2 restrictions.

The OLT office is currently closed, but information on how to obtain tickets will be announced shortly.  The theatre has undergone an intense cleaning and monthly professional treatments will continue to keep the air in the theatre healthy and clean.  Donations are always welcome, espe-cially during this difficult time.  See our webpage at for information on how you can help.

More live offerings will be forthcoming in the months ahead.  Also, OLT free “movie night party” was a big hit with patrons on July 8.  Steven Spielberg’s “JAWS” is celebrating its 45th anniversary and will be the PG13 rated movie featured on August 12.  OLT cautions those patrons who are sen-sitive to intense scenes, especially younger children, to use discernment about attending.

Face coverings are required to be worn at all times in the Ouachita Little Theatre.

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