Rushville Republican

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November 5, 2013

Rush County Players need your help

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Rush County Players have been struggling in recent years. Financially, we have taken a hit just like everyone else in our community. Our membership numbers have declined, attendance numbers have fallen, efforts to partner with a new venue did not pan out as hoped for. However, as one of the last surviving small-town community theatres in our area, we keep trying. Last year, we presented several productions, utilizing various venues.

We instituted new community outreach programs, such as middle-school dances, participated in many community activities, such as GardenFest, RushFest and others, and our fund-raising efforts, once hampered, are on the upswing.

As a long-time member of the Rush County community, we are asking for your help. Buy a membership, come to a show, make a donation. Our goal is to find a new, permanent home that will allow us storage space, audition and rehearsal room, and hopefully, a venue to produce our shows and to re-institute childrens’ theatre workshops.

We have heard the comments about the most recent venues, we know some are unhappy with some of our productions. We are listening. But, the only way we can make the needed changes is with the support of members, and the community at large.

If you would like to help Rush County Players continue to be a home for those with theatrical interests, a place for children to learn how to follow directions, memorize, work with others, and find a terrific creative outlet that will assist them later in life, and to be an affordable live entertainment option in the days of nearly $9 movie tickets, please contact Rush County Players, in Rushville at 765-938-1711.

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