Small theater big adventure
Located in a small corner of the tallest building in downtown Klamath Falls is the intimate small scale theater, with big adventure, Linkville Playhouse. Home to eight productions annually, the Linkville Playhouse is a hidden gem of the basin. With the help of the Klamath Falls KOA Journey we take a look behind the curtain of The Linkville.
Every aspect of the Linkville Playhouse's theater space has been constructed or adapted by volunteers who have generously donated their time, talent, money, and continuing efforts to improve the facility and to keep the Linkville Players alive and growing.
The Linkville Players, located at the Linkville Playhouse at 201 Main Street in Klamath Falls, Oregon, is the oldest community theater group in the Klamath Basin.
It is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization devoted to presenting an annual season of dramatic productions for the benefit and enjoyment of local residents, visitors to the area, and others interested in theater. Together with its predecessor organizations, the Pelican Players and the Klamath Civic Theater, the Linkville Players has been presenting theatrical productions for more than half a century and is recognized for the depth, variety, and quality of its presentations.
The theater is known for the “up close and personal” experience it offers, since members of the audience – which seats 118, with 63 orchestra seats, 20 loge seats and 35 balcony seats– are only a few feet away from the actors on the stage.
The Linkville Players usually offers four plays and a musical production as part of its regular September-to-June season plus three original children’s plays throughout the year.
In addition, various special events, such as reader’s theater, an annual awards night, and occasional summertime or fundraising productions, are presented at various times.
The regular Linkville Players season begins with the opening in mid-September of the first of five productions. This production will have held auditions six to eight weeks prior to its opening date and it will have held rehearsals four nights a week until the last ten days before the opening, when there are nightly rehearsals.
As soon as the first production opens, the second production of the season holds auditions and then begins rehearsing four nights a week in the same space in which the first production is running its show on weekends. Thus, the theater space is constantly utilized almost nightly from late July throughout the year to early June!
The White Rabbit and Alice: March 16 - April 7
A Linkville Players original! From the people who brought you If The Shoe Fits during the 2013-2014 Linkville Season, comes a new musical version of two of Lewis Carroll’s most beloved works. More info
One Slight Hitch: May 18 - June 9
A bride-to-be’s ne’er-do-well ex-boyfriend shows up on her parents’ doorstep on her wedding day. "If sustained laughter is the best measure of a comedy, One Slight Hitch makes the grade.” noted the Asbury Park Press. More info.
For more information about the show schedule, times and tickets visit http://linkvilleplayers.org/ Visit The Linkville for yourself and see why they make theater fun and exciting.
Information adapted from The Linkville Players website at www.linkvilleplayers.org
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