The ShowCase Players, a not-for-profit Community Theatre, headquartered in the Colby and Abbotsford area, is proud to announce a literacy promotion and contest with our local libraries. The ShowCase Players draws its many talented members from all over the area, and all walks of life. Two major interests our members have in common despite their diverse backgrounds, is a love of the performing arts, and literacy.
To encourage the public to visit their local libraries and to sign up for a library card or join a reading program, the ShowCase Players, in conjunction with the Abbotsford, Colby, Dorchester, Owen, and Withee Public Libraries, is holding a contest for a chance to win free tickets to our upcoming production of a romantic comedy with spirit, Ghost of a Chance, by Flip Kobler and Cindy Marcus, and produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
There will be two pairs of tickets given away at each library. To enter for your chance to win, just visit one of the libraries listed above, fill out a slip with your name, address and telephone number, and drop it into the provided drop box beginning the first week of January. The drawings will be held the week of Jan. 29 thru Sat. Feb. 4, with the winners notified that week, and announced in the papers the week of Feb. 5.
Tickets will be good for any of our six performances to be held over two consecutive weekends in the Colby High School Theatre, beginning on Fri. Feb. 10, at 8:00 PM, Sat. Feb. 11, at 8:00 PM, and Sun. Feb. 12, at 2:00 PM, and the following weekend starting on Fri. Feb. 17, at 8:00 PM, Sat. Feb. 18, at 8:00 PM, and Sun. Feb. 19, at 2:00 PM. Each ticket is good for one show only, and cannot be redeemed for money.
The members of SCP believe that there is more to theatre than just memorizing words and reciting them, just as there is more to reading than knowing just what a word means and how to pronounce it. When reading and acting, there are also the skills needed to step outside of yourself and see and understand things from different perspectives. To use your imagination to step into that author or character, to think like that character or author. The reading programs that our libraries provide to our youth are the first step on the road to making good readers, and it is continued into adulthood with the book clubs and other programs for adults that our libraries provide. Please support your public library.