Almost 40 years ago, a group of Zionsville citizens formed the Off-Main Street Players, a community theatre group dedicated to presenting high-quality productions that featured local talent. The group’s first show, Bell, Book and Candle premiered on September 9, 1966.
Today, a new generation of Zionsville and Boone County residents has re-formed The Off-Main Street Players with the goal of offering local actors, directors, and others with an interest in theatre the opportunity to use their talents to entertain and educate others.
The new Off-Main Street Players’ first production—Neil Simon’s Plaza Suite—premiered on September 9, 2005, 39 years to the day after the original group’s premiere production.
Today’s Off-Main Street Players are unique in that the group focuses on encouraging theatre as an avocation rather than a vocation. Rehearsal schedules will be designed with the needs of parents, students and busy professionals in mind. Auditions and performances are promoted locally, to encourage those in Zionsville, Lebanon and surrounding areas to participate and attend.
The mission of the Off-Main Street Players is threefold:
- To allow citizens of Zionsville and Boone County to develop and showcase their abilities by using local talent to the greatest possible extent
- To be recognized as an essential part of the cultural community by producing shows that aim for the highest levels of technical and artistic achievement
- To engage a wide variety of community members by producing at least one family-friendly production each season
- By diligently working to achieve this mission, we hope to provide maximum value to our community, our cast and crew members, and our supporters.
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