DARKE COUNTY – Darke County Center for the Arts recognized The Jean Louise Thieme Children’s Theatre Fund of the Darke County Foundation for its support of DCCA’s Family Theatre Series.
“DCCA is pleased to receive continual generous support from community organizations such as The Jean Louise Thieme Children’s Theatre Fund of the Darke County Foundation. With their assistance we are able to fulfill our mission of cultural enrichment for the community,” DCCA Executive Director Andrea Jordan said.
Jean Louise Thieme started DCCA’s Family Theatre Series in 1997; this series provides young children, their parents, grandparents and great-grandparents the opportunity to enjoy professional live theater in Memorial Hall.
Thanks to strong community support, DCCA has been able to keep a $5 ticket price for professional, high quality, artistic Family Theatre Series performances for two decades.
“The goal of DCCA’s Family Theatre Series is to inspire the imaginations of the young and young at heart, encouraging the expression of creativity,” Jordan said. “The series attracts a wide-ranging audience that includes many preschool children enjoying their first theater experience, as well as senior citizens who enjoy the shows’ strong depiction of traditional values.”
Productions in the 2018-19 season include the recent comedic juggling performance of “Playing By Air” on Nov. 18; Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s glowing production of “Rainbow Fish,” based on the classic children’s book, on Feb. 10; and on April 7 “Underneath a Magical Moon” from Tutti Fruitti Productions, a re-imagining of the Peter Pan tale as it would be told by Wendy.
Additional sponsors for DCCA’s Family Theatre Series include Dayton Power & Light Company Foundation, Second National Bank, Greenville Federal, Greyson James Steyer Fund of the Darke County Foundation, Edison State Community College, Gordon Orthodontics, Jordan Insurance Agency, Wayne HealthCare, Greenville Rotary Club, Wes and Patti Jetter, and Family Health. The series also receives support from DCCA memberships. The Ohio Arts Council, John R. and Miriam H. Knick Fund, Harry D. and Esther Stephens Memorial, Ketrow Foundation and Lydia Schaurer Memorial also provide operating support for DCCA.
Darke County Center for the Arts presents and promotes performing and fine art encouraging cultural enrichment. DCCA also is committed to the preservation of Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall as an important cultural center in the community.
For more information on DCCA the and the 2018-19 Celebrating 40 Years season or to purchase tickets for an upcoming event, contact the DCCA office at 937-547-0908 or visit DCCA online at www.DarkeCountyArts.org.