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LOVE LETTERS starring Dona and Bob Lancaster – Valentine’s Night

A One-Night-Fundraising Event! Wine, Coffee and Dessert included. Feb. 14th, 2018- 8PM $Donations only$ For reservations call 316-686-1282 Love Letters is a play by A. R. Gurney that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The play centers on two characters, Melissa Gardner and Andrew Makepeace Ladd III. Using an informal form sometimes …

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BREAKING THE CODE performances begin January 24, 2018

Breaking the Code by Hugh Whitemore runs from January 24, 2018 to February 4, 2018. The play tells the personal and true story of Alan Turing. He was a genius mathematician and engineer in Britain who played a leading role in winning World War II. He created a machine that decoded the Nazi’s secret messages, …

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Reader’s Theatre Playwright Competion 2017-2018

Submissions are now closed. Thanks to everyone for your submissions. CONTESTS NOW OPEN TO KANSAS PLAYWRIGHTS 13 AND OLDER Oct 1, 2017 – Kansas writers can hear their play brought to life by experienced actors onstage at Wichita’s iconic Community Theatre next year.  The Reader’s Theatre committee of the Wichita Community Theatre would like to …

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Auditions for Silent Sky- Written by Lauren Gunderson

Auditions– Saturday, February 17, 2018   11 AM-1 PM Sunday, February 18, 2018   2-5 PM Rehearsals begin early March, 2018 Show runs: April 19-29, 2018 Directed by Mary Lou Phipps-Winfrey 1 man 30’s 4 women: Two 30’s, One 40-50’s, One 50-60’s with Scottish accent THE STORY:  When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the …

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For our 2017-2018 Season both Sunday performances will be 2 p.m. matinees

  Our 2017-2018 Season will now offer two (2) Sunday matinees beginning at 2pm for each production.     Click here to sign up to volunteer

Celebrities Christen Theater Workshop, February 5, 1963

Ever wondered about the metal sign above our front doors? The one that says That sign has a long history, going all the way back to February of 1963, when dignitaries from all across the city came to 258 N. Fountain to dedicate the acquisition of WCT’s home. Here’s an article from the Wichita Morning Eagle on February …

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Stage Stars To Play Here, Wichita Morning Eagle 04 FEB 1963

Wichita Morning Eagle 1963FEB04  Maurice Evans and Helen Hayes in their “Program for Two Players” will appear before a capacity audience Monday night at the University of Wichita Auditorium. The one-nighter, sponsored by the Wichita Community Theater, was sold out in October. Miss Hayes, first woman of the American theater, and Evans, noted Shakespearean actor …

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Community Theater Taking Huge Stride in Its Move To Century II

Wichita Eagle and Beacon, January 5, 1969 Wichita Eagle and Beacon 1969 JAN 05 Community Theater Taking Huge Stride in Its Move to Century II From the corner of Topeka and Central to the theater of Century II doesn’t seem far, when measured in terms of city blocks. Yet the Wichita Community Theater has traveled …

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City’s Theatrical Outlook Considered Bright in ’64

City’s Theatrical Outlook Considered Bright in ’64 Wichita Eagle, December 28, 1963 Wichita Eagle 1963DEC28_01 Wichita Eagle 1963DEC28_02   This is the third in a series of articles by local civic leaders outlining some of the problems and areas of progress in Wichita as the end of the year approaches. Mary Jane Teall was one …

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The Boom in Off (‘Way Off) Broadway, Pageant, September 1964

WCT Newsletter 1964-1965 – Pageant Magazine Page 1 WCT Newsletter 1964-1965 – Pageant Magazine Page 2 WCT Newsletter 1964-1965 – Pageant Magazine Page 3 The Boom in Off (‘Way Off) Broadway BY CREIGHTON PEET Broadway‘s ailing, but excited audiences in Wichita and thousands of other U.S cities prove the boom is on the stage. The …

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