Dear audience members,
Thank you for coming to our shows. Thank you for clapping during our pauses, laughing at our jokes, and silencing your cellphones. Without an audience, we’re just a bunch of people in wigs and costumes messing around on stage. We need you, and we appreciate you.
We work hard for months so we can take you on a journey. Whether to Transylvania, the city of Athens, or Pine Tree, Vermont, we bring you with us to discover and explore new places. Sometimes we bring you somewhere you used to go as a child—from the Christmas tree lot with Charlie Brown to an NYC orphanage with Annie. Everywhere we go is better when we get to share it with you.
Did you know that we talk about you? If you cheer like crazy during the preshow membership speech, we say, “Ooooh, this is gonna be a fun one tonight!” If you chortle at things that have never gotten a response before, we say, “Wow, I had no idea that could be funny!” And if you are more restrained—preferring to quietly enjoy and politely clap when so moved, we say, “We have got to Turn. It. UP!”
When you join us for the “hard” shows, we treasure you even more. The difficulty could be in the story itself, like the sadness in Of Mice and Men. Or it could be from real-life trauma, like the events of August 12, 2017. The Addams Family cast performed that night, and you filled the house with love and support. You’ll never know how much that meant to everyone involved in that production.
So thanks again, dear audience members. Thank you for supporting us and our little theater that could, for making our community a place that celebrates art in its many forms, and for letting us continue to share our journeys with you. Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!
Four County Players