Terre Haute Living December 2016 - Page 47

g Peggy and John Apgar are shown in a dress rehearsal photo. At right, playing major parts in “A Christmas Carol” are Amber Wiggington as Christmas Past, Charles Jackson as Christmas Present and Lester McGee as Christmas Future. Upcoming productions • Community Theatre of Terre Haute’s upcoming 2017 plays include Jerome Bixby’s, “The Man from Earth,” which will run the last weekend in January and the first weekend in February; “Ragtime,” has run dates in late March and early April, and “A Murderer Among Us,” a mystery/comedy, will be staged in mid-May. For exact times and dates of CT’s winter and spring plays, plus information about auditions for people who might be interested in performing, see www.ctth.org. • See “A Christmas Carol” at 8 p.m. Dec 2, 3, 9, and 10 and at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 4 and 11. Tickets are $15 for students atn $20 for adults. The ticket office is open limited hours. Call 812232-7172 or 812-232-7173. During its 1929 season, which commenced in December with “The Show Off,” CT’s performances were staged at Indiana State Normal School in a large lecture room using a narrow platform of polished oak for a stage. After another season performing plays, CT relocated in 1931 to the former and once grand Hippodrome Theatre, which unfortunately for cast, crew, and audience, was in a deteriorated condition and often cold. Each play had a single performance on Thursday nights after six weeks of rehearsal, often under the guidance of a professional director. In 1937, the theater group managed to legally incorporate after being hounded for several years into the edge of bankruptcy. When forced to leave the Hippodrome in 1947, the CT successfully managed a transition to the Sycamore Theatre in Indiana State’s Laboratory High School, where it put on nearly all of its performances until the 1954 season. tribstar.com/terrehauteliving Psychic Readings by Sonya H Love H Marriage H Business H Family Private Ins k l C a onfiden & W e m tial o c Wel 1 FREE Question by phone 10 Off when you mention this ad! $ Call today for a better tomorrow 812-917-2028 5110 S. 7th St. • Terre Haute December 2016 • Terre Haute Living 47