2013-2014 Awards Banquet

Our 2013-2014 season came to a close on Wednesday, as Roundtown Players hosted their annual awards banquet at the Tuscan Table. Guests arrived in their finest “Black and White” to match the glamorous decorations provided by Tahrea Maynard and Jenny Rhoads. After the annual board meeting, where the slate of officers for the next season was approved, Audience Appreciation awards were presented to the following cast members:

“Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe”
Chad Anderson, Jackie Richardson, Scott Metzler
“In the Wake of a Funeral”
Amanda Elaine Dyke, Randi Morgan, Justin Atkinson
“Murder Inn”
Briavel Shultz, Tahrea Maynard, Sally Schmidt
“My Boy Jack”
Justin Atkinson, Anthony Sever, Robert Perkins
“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”
Carly Sells, Keegan Sells, Tanner Sells, Amelia Starcher

The B.J. Sowers Award, presented for innovation in theater, was presented to John Rankin for writting “In the Wake of a Funeral.” The Ortha Stanbaugh  Award, an award that recognizes excellence in backstage and/or technical work, was awarded to Allison Hammond. And finally, the Marsha Gunder Schneider Award was awarded to Gracieanne Grey for her outstanding work in children’s theater.

And finally, next season’s shows were announced. Head over to the Upcoming Shows page for information!

Clean-Up Day – We Need Your Help!

We have a busy couple of weeks coming up! You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown opens on June 20th, and Roundtown Players is hosting the Central Region OCTAfest on June 29th.

We want our theater to look spic and span for all of our guests who will be visiting, so we’re organizing a clean-up day for next Saturday, June 14 from 9:00 AM to noon. All parts of the theater will be used by our OCTA guests, so we’re planning a thorough cleaning as well as taking this opportunity to sort and organize props and set pieces.

If you can give us just one hour of your time, two hours, or even three, it would be greatly appreciated. Those who come out to help us out will also receive a FREE TICKET to one show of your choice next season.

Please send an email to roundtownplayers@gmail.com if you can make it, or just show up on Saturday. We appreciate any and all help! Thank you!

Cast announced for “My Boy Jack”

Come and see this talented group of actors tell the heartbreaking true story surrounding the famous Kipling family during World War I. The show will open on Friday, April 25 and run for two weekends. For tickets, please call 740-474-5856.

ROBERT PERKINS – Rudyard Kipling
SUSAN PERKINS – Carrie Kipling
ANTHONY SEVER – John “Jack” Kipling
JENNY RHOADS – Elsie “Bird” Kipling
JUSTIN ATKINSON – Guardsman Bowe
RYAN HOLCOMB – Guardsman Doyle / Col. Rory Pottle / Mr. Frankland
JAREMIE HORN – Guardsman McHugh / Major Sparks

“My Boy Jack” Auditions

Auditions for Roundtown Players’ next production, “My Boy Jack,” will be held on March 2 and March 4 at 7:00 PM at Memorial Hall. This devastating play tells the story of Rudyard Kipling and his son, who goes to battle during World War I despite being rejected by the military for his impaired vision. This drama calls for a large cast to play a variety of characters.