BY RUDI TIMMERMAN –
The OLT officers and board are asking the community for their input on the plays for the next season. The theatre season at the Ouachita Little Theatre opens with a winter play, followed by the spring musical, and ends the following fall with the final show of the season. This season, the fall show will be “The Foreigner” directed by RMCC’s drama instructor, Robby Burt. Traditionally, the three main shows a year are categorized as a drama, a comedy, and a musical. In addition to these three shows, other productions occur during the season. For example, this season, the wildly popular group, BLEND will put on a show on July 18th. The Benson Awards, Old Lyric Players, Lum and Abner shows, Christmas programs, and Junior OLT productions like “Charlotte’s Web” are only a few of the other events that round out a season. It should be pointed out that an OLT membership will get you into most of these events with your season ticket.
OLT cannot exist without community support. This support can be demonstrated in a number of ways. The most obvious ways are membership and attendance of the productions. The organization is strictly voluntary so by volunteering one is expressing support. Furthermore, OLT could not exist without its sponsors and donors. Right now OLT is asking the community for help selecting productions for the next season. The Play Selection Committee has put forth the following possibilities:
Belles (Dixie Swim Club type humor)
Church Basement Ladies
Death by Chocolate
On Golden Pond
OLT is asking the community to express its desires. This can be done by going to the OLT web site, oltmena.com, under contact us. Contacting any of the officers or board members in person is another way. Other ideas will also be considered. It is the desire of the theatre to put the COMMUNITY back in community theatre. Please help!