Gaslight Theatre Players make donation to H.E.R.O. Tribute group

The Gaslight Theater Players organized over 50 years ago, and have continued in their efforts to help their community.
According to the Gaslight Theatre Players secretary, Jennifer Stewart, the group recently assisted the Brown County H.E.R.O. Tribute Committee by donating ticket sales  revenue from its showing of “Every Christmas Story Ever Told” which was held on Nov. 11 at the Gaslight Theatre.
The H.E.R.O. Tribute group has raised enough money to bring the Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall to Brown County in May, 2017. The group has had multiple fundraisers as well as received many donations and contributions from businesses, municipalities and individuals.
“We were very excited about the opportunity to help raise money for the H.E.R.O. Tribute group,” Stewart said. “It wasn’t a huge amount, but they seemed greatful to receive the help. The Gaslight Theatre Players are a great group of people and we are all community minded.
“We are celebrating 50 years of existence this year and have at least 15 very active members.”
Stewart said the original group (then called The Georgetown Players) began with about 40 members signed a personal bank note for $4,000 used to clean up the old Gaslight Theater.
“It was in the 1980’s that the name of the group changed to The Gaslight Theatre Players,” Stewart said. “It’s been a great ride and we would like to invite anyone and everyone to join us and become a part of our group.”
In celebration of the group’s anniversary, the next show to be presented by the Gaslight Theatre Players will be ‘FOOLS’ by Neil Simon.
‘FOOLS’ will be shown on Fridays and Saturdays Feb. 10 & 11, and Feb. 17 & 18. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. and the show will begin at 8 p.m.
In August, the group will be performing ‘Steel Magnolias’ and the year will end with a production of ‘Something’s Afoot.’
Visit The Gaslight Theatre Players and the H.E.R.O. Tribute group on facebook.