Saturday, February 04, 2012

Thanks For the Memories

We are celebrating ten years of Community Theatre in Eatonia this weekend. Oasis Players started out as a small group of dedicated people who decided to put on an adult Dinner Theatre to raise funds for community projects. A play was chosen and then nine actors were recruited, some of them with no experience on stage. We borrowed lighting and sound equipment, set pieces, props and costumes. We had 450 people over two nights come out to watch our production at the new Eatonia Community Hall. In the spring Oasis Players hosted the “Marty Party”, a huge fundraiser for the organization. Thanks to the hard work of a small group of people and an enthusiastic community we were able to purchase stage lighting and sound equipment for the hall. After another successful production the following year, we decided that we needed to expand the dinner theatre to three nights. That means that approximately 6000 people have been entertained by Oasis Players productions in the past nine years. Each year the profits from the dinner theatre are donated to community organizations.

Here are just a few of my favorite candid shots from the past nine years!!

1 comment:

Pat said...

What a wonderful contribution your group of actors have given to your community! Looks like a lot of fun was had! Congratulations on all your successful years and may you have many, many more!