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Junie B. for Christmas 2016!

Featured, MainStage Wing | on November, 28, 2016 | by | 0 Comments

Okay, here’s the deal. Junie B. isn’t the perfect child. She is strong-willed, sometimes rude, sometimes combative, and sometimes outrageous. She is almost more than Mr. Scary (her teacher) and her family members can handle. But she is also bright, creative, witty, and full of life-affirming energy. Plus, she and her friends in Mr. Scary’s […]

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All Aboard

Featured, MainStage Wing | on September, 19, 2016 | by | 0 Comments

A Ticket to Great Art When you look out the window of a train, you wonder if the world is passing by, or if you are passing by the world.  In New York City, the world is passing by. In Corbin, Kentucky, you are passing by the world. There is a landscape in that part […]

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The WordPlayers Kicks Off Season with Charming, Nostalgic Romance

Featured, MainStage Wing | on August, 31, 2016 | by | 0 Comments

The first offering in The WordPlayers’ 2016-2017 season will be Last Train to Nibroc by Arlene Hutton. This play explores the new relationship of two young people who meet in 1940 under the shadow of the threat of war. May and Raleigh grew up just a few miles from each other in Kentucky, but meet […]

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Reflections on BIG RIVER

Featured, MainStage Wing | on July, 25, 2016 | by | 0 Comments

We praise God for his unmerited favor in blessing our recent production of BIG RIVER. Below are some reflections on the experience by those who were a part of it in one way or another. “For me, the gift of being in this show behind my son was once-in-a-lifetime and absolutely priceless.” “BIG RIVER has […]

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Big Musicals Build Community

Featured, MainStage Wing | on July, 12, 2016 | by | 0 Comments

Auditions are announced! Scores of talented people show up! Some are previously known by the creative team in charge of casting; some are fresh, new faces. Difficult decisions are made. The musical is cast! Actors join the team of directors, designers, crew, and musicians. A company is born. A “meet-n-greet” party occurs where old acquaintances […]

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Hey, WordPlayers! Why BIG RIVER?

Featured, MainStage Wing | on July, 06, 2016 | by | 1 Comments

By Terry Weber “How come The WordPlayers is producing BIG RIVER: THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN? Aren’t you guys a company of Christian theatre artists? Don’t you do plays that are culturally-relevant? Don’t you look at them from a faith-based perspective?” Well … there’s the part where Huck chafes against legalism… HUCK: It got pretty […]

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What Huck Finn and the Marx Brothers Have in Common

Featured, MainStage Wing | on June, 21, 2016 | by | 0 Comments

The WordPlayers Return to The Historic Bijou Theatre It wasn’t till 1908 that the place was turned into a Theatre. The Knoxville Sentinel, in 1908, called it “one of the best constructed and most conveniently arranged houses in the entire south”. It opened March 8 of that year to a sellout crowd.  “Little Johnny Jones,” […]

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Romance of the River

Featured, MainStage Wing | on May, 31, 2016 | by | 0 Comments

“The face of the water, in time, became a wonderful book–a book that was a dead language to the uneducated passenger, but which told its mind to me without reserve, delivering its most cherished secrets as clearly as if it uttered them with a voice. And it was not a book to be read once […]

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Cast and Production Team members’ thoughts on “The Spitfire Grill”

Featured, MainStage Wing | on June, 26, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

What do you like most about this production? “I love the vision our director has for the show. Matthew Lloyd is pulling every nuance out of us, making our performances multi-faceted and strong. Even the smaller roles, like mine, which could be played cartoon-like and comic-relief, have found depth and growth.” – Elizabeth Eaker, Actor […]

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Artists’ Comments on “The Spitfire Grill”

Featured, MainStage Wing | on June, 19, 2015 | by | 1 Comments

We have been in rehearsal for The Spitfire Grill for a few weeks now. Here’s what the artists are saying: What do you like most about this show? I love the story. I’m realizing that one of the things I love most about theater is telling stories, and this is such a rewarding one to […]

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