The Court House Players had an exciting 2016. We sold a piece of property that had been donated to us years ago but was of limited utility. With the proceeds, we were able to build a storage/set construction building on existing property that we own. This new space allows us to organize our set pieces, props, and costumes so that they can be found when needed. In addition, the large space means that large set construction is much easier.
The Court House Players is a nonprofit community theater group, serving the tri-county area of Gloucester, Mathews and Middlesex for 35 years. The group has been designated a 501(c)(3) corporation by the IRS for over 20 years. In 1979, four couples interested in theater put their heads together and decided to organize a theater group. This was the first, and to this date, the only such organization in the tri-county area. In 1980, the group mounted its first production, but it took five years before ticket receipts actually began paying for shows.
The Court House Players
is an all-volunteer community theatre organization which is now entering its
38th season. Since its inception CHP volunteers have
built and painted sets in garages, cow pastures, empty store houses with
no heat or plumbing, and rehearsed in living rooms, storefronts, gymnasiums,
schools and churches. Since we have no permanent home, our shows have
performed in 29 different venues. This means that everything, including
staging, costumes, props, set pieces, and lighting equipment must be hauled to
the locations and in most cases the stage itself must be constructed. Due
to the high cost of rent, we cannot afford to perform our shows for more than
one weekend in any one location. In 2002, CHP purchased property
with the hope of building a performing arts center. So far, raising funds has
taken a back seat to continuing our actual productions. However, the new storage and set construction building was a step toward our ultimate goal.
CHP members come from every walk of life and every age group. The one thing we all have in common is a love of theatre. All are welcome to join and all of our auditions are open to everyone. Someday we hope to realize our dream of a theatre of our own so that we can continue to do what we love.
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