Up Coming Auditions For: “Married Alive” are May 29th & 30th at 6:30pm at Roswell Community Little Theater
Roswell Community Little Theatre
Where Life Meets The Stage
Live Theater Experiences You Don't Want To Miss
What's So Great About Live Theater
Live theater is extremely important because humans are social creatures and made to be in association with one another. In this digital world, full of social media, technology, and screens, our society more than ever needs good, safe, meaningful, and physical interactions with others. The words community, cooperation, and collaboration all have the connotation of people acting together for a common purpose or benefit. Let’s look at some reasons why we need live theater and why we should share the joy of it with those around us.
We are shown history, sociology, psychology, conflict, humor, sadness. As an audience member we get to take a ride along a path other than our own. We get to see how others walk through common situations or not so common situations. As thespians we put ourselves into emotional and intellectual places we most likely have never been. We truly get to experience "walking in another's shoes." Live theater teaches us empathy and compassion.
When we share a physical space and experience with other actors and audience members it brings a sense of camaraderie, and shared participation that is not available through watching tv or movies. This is not only highly beneficial it is necessary for good human connection.
Unfortunately, we have gotten to a place in society where different opinions seem to be taboo. How can we ever solve problems if we don't allow discussion? Public discourse truly lies at the heart of democratic society! Let's face it! We are all different. We have different thoughts, opinions, religions, schooling, background, etc. Live theatre is like holding up a mirror to society and looking at the flaws and imperfections as well as the nice parts, and it does it in a nonthreatening way! Through live productions we can begin conversations and problem solving together about all kinds of different societal issues.
Studies show that students who participate in live theatre do better in school. Watching a theatre production takes skill! Following the characters' dialog and the story line requires apt attention, rigorous mental adjustments, and language skills. In live theatre we learn about culture, history, government, religion, human motivation, society, problem solving, conflict resolution, social interaction, etc. For those of us performing, we learn public speaking, confidence, problem solving, creativity, socialization, emotional intelligence, commitment, motivation, cooperation, etc. The benefits are real and varied!
Since the beginning of time, humans have shared stories! Stories have always been an important part of our communication. Maya Angelou said, “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” Stories need to be told, they need to be listened to, they need to be indulged and contemplated. Imagine life without stories! EWW! It would be dull and void of meaning. Live theater gives us so much! Let celebrate stories because stories matter and our lives are richer because of them!
"Where The Lilies Bloom"
Young Mary Call Luther has spunk, guts, spirit—call it what you will—and she needs them if she’s to keep her family together after the death of her father. To do this, she has to hide her father’s death from the county welfare, from Kiser Pease, their landlord, and from the townspeople. Kiser wants to marry Devola, Mary Call’s older sister, a dreamy, quiet, deceptively retiring girl. Keeping Kiser Pease and the townsfolk at bay lets everyone in for some hilarious tricks and ruses that keep the play moving with action and suspense.
May 12, 13, 14, 19, 20 & 21
Fridays & Saturdays @ 7:30pm
Sundays @ 2:30pm
Join us for a night full of improv games and silliness. Improv is spontaneous ensemble theatre. It is an art form where the performers make up the theatre, usually comedy on the spot. As an audience member you get to be present at the very moment the comedy is created!
Performance: March 24th @ 7:30 pm
Immersive Dinner With The Cast Of "Where The Lilies Bloom"
Join us for dinner and cocktails at 6:30 pm and dinner at 7:00 pm. Meet the characters of “Where The Lilies Bloom” and interact with them as you dine on the stage. It’s an interactive, immersive experience you don’t want to miss!
Performance : Date TBA, doors open at 6:30pm
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