Community Playhouse Covid-19 Considerations
A special committee of community theater members recently met at the Armory to formulate plans for offering the first play of the 47th season. The Board of TCP realized that patrons of the theater have concerns about attending a live performance. To allay those fears the committee met to decide on spacing for tables for dinner theater, mask requirements, food service, additional restroom cleaning, and reduced seating for both dinner and show only capacity. With these plans in place, the theater hopes to offer a return to some level of normalcy as we all adjust to a new reality for the fall and possibly for the remainder of this season. Season tickets are still available. The cost is $110 for dinner and the show and $55 for show only season tickets. Dinner is catered by The Red Rooster Bistro and Bakery in Wagoner, Oklahoma.
Tahlequah Community Playhouse, Inc. is pleased to announce the winners of the 46th Erwin Awards. The Erwin Awards were named for Erwin Turner, one of the founding members of troupe. TCP generally has four productions a year. The Tahlequah Armory Municipal Center was closed during the lock down, so the fourth play of the season was cancelled. It has since been added to the current season. Due to the pandemic, the annual banquet and awards ceremony was also cancelled. However, season ticket holders and patrons who came to all three shows were able to vote for their choice in 16 categories. We would like to thank all those who voted. The winners of the 46th Erwin Awards in 2020 are:
Best Show: Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Best Actress: Peggy Kaney as Abby Brewster in Arsenic and Old Lace
Best Actor: Hansen Johnson as Christopher in Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Best Supporting Actress: Diana Gordineer as Tanya in Mamma Mia!
Best Supporting Actor: Bob Daniel as Harry in Mamma Mia!
Best Actor/Actress age 16 or younger: Chloe Felts as Sophie in Mamma Mia!
Best Actress in a Cameo Role: Misty Zimbelman as Cuber in Mamma Mia!
Best Actor in Cameo Role: Craig Clifford as Mr. Gibbs in Arsenic and Old Lace
Best Female Newcomer: Kristi Morgan as Rosie in Mamma Mia!
Best Male Newcomer: Richard Reif as Jonathan Brewster in Arsenic and Old Lace
Best Set Design: David VanDonkelaar and Craig Clifford for Arsenic and Old Lace
Best Costumes: Linda Payton, Bridget Cowlishaw, and Peggy Kaney for Arsenic and Old Lace
Best Hair/Makeup: Kim Neal for Arsenic and Old Lace
Best Prop Design: Patsy Clifford and Monica VanDonkelaar for Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Best Technical Design: Matthew Kaney for Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Special Recognition: The Band for Mamma Mia!