Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Jean Louise Thieme Children’s Theatre Fund supports DCCA Family Theatre Series

TheatreworksUSA production of THE LIGHTNING THIEF opens DCCA’s 2015-2016 Family Theatre Series, Sunday, October 4th at St. Clair Memorial Hall. Tickets are $5.
Darke County Center for the Arts recognizes the Darke County Foundation and The Jean Louise Thieme Children’s Theatre Fund for their support of DCCA’s Family Theatre Series. “DCCA is pleased to receive continual generous support from community organizations such as The Jean Louise Thieme Children’s Theatre Fund of the Darke County Foundation. With their assistance we are able to fulfill our mission of cultural enrichment for the community,” stated Andrea Jordan, DCCA Executive Director. Jean Louise Thiem started DCCA’s Family Theatre Series, in 1997; this series provides young children, their parents, grandparents & great grandparents the opportunity to enjoy professional live theater in Memorial Hall.

Thanks to strong community support, DCCA has been able to keep a $5 ticket price for professional, high quality, artistic, Family Theatre Series performances, for almost two decades. According to Jordan, "the goal of DCCA’s Family Theatre Series is to inspire the imaginations of the young and young at heart, encouraging the expression of creativity. The series attracts a wide-ranging audience that includes many preschool children enjoying their first theater experience, as well as senior citizens who enjoy the shows’ strong depiction of traditional values.”

DCCA’s 2015-2016 Family Theater Series includes The Lighning Thief October 4, Madeline & the Bad Hat November 15 and Moon Mouse – A Space Odyssey April 3, 2016. Performance times are scheduled to fit conveniently into most schedules at 2 p.m. on Sunday afternoons. Most of the productions are original musicals based on popular tales adapted from current and classic children’s literature, although non-theatrical creativity-inspiring performances are presented as well.

All performances take place at the beautiful, historic Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at Readmore’s Hallmark in Greenville, Greenville Public Library, Worch Memorial Library in Versailles, online at or through the DCCA office at 937-547-0908. Ticket bundles are also available for all three shows for $12. For more information on DCCA or the Family Theatre Series visit our website or contact Executive Director Andrea Jordan.

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