2019-2020 Diamond Anniversary Season News
Our 2020 virtual general membership meeting was a success! A huge THANK YOU to all our volunteers!
Pickup your award on Nov. 6th from 2pm- 4pm Curbside of the theatre. Masks required.
Email Volunteers@RichlandPlayers.org to make other arrangements.
Art Fuller Scholarship awards
Mariella Pedroza, Jantz Levin, & Emma Sorense
Outstanding Board Members
Micheal Aardal and Kate D. Clark-Isaacson
Volunteer of the Year
Joe Pomponio & Sandy Pierce
Golden Hammer Award
Louis Valle Jr.
Bob Watrous Lifetime Achievement Award
Team Leaders -Heather Johnson, Cameron Milton
Outstanding Volunteers - Carson Roach, Will Thurston
Bertha The Beautiful Typewriter Girl
Director - Alli Talmage, Production Manager - James Callaghan
Outstanding Volunteers - Micheal Aardal & Will Thurston
Inherit the Wind
Director - Will Thurston, Assistant Director - McKenzie Kennedy
Production Manager - Albania Schneegans Davis
Outstanding Volunteers - Joe Kimmel, Jerry Bush, & Alyssa Nogalas
Visit to a Small Planet
Director - Joe Kimmel, Production Manager - James Callaghan
Top Volunteers - Tamara Pomponio, Xander Lih
Director - McKenzie Kennedy, Production Manager - Tamara Pomponio
Outstanding Volunteers - Maycee McQuin & Micheal Jackson
Wait Until Dark
Director - Gordon Barnes, Assistant Director - Michael Aardal
Production Managers - Heidi Dagle, Joe Kimmel, James Callaghan
"The Show Must Go On" Recognition - Ken Harris, Diana Milton, Jerry Bush
Director - Ted Miller, Assistant Director - Heidi Dagle
Production Manager - James Callaghan
"The Show Must Go On" Recognition - Dianne Hudson, Heidi Dagle
These Shining Lives
Director - Christy Valle, Production Manager - Albania Schneegans Davis
"The Show Must Go On" Recognition - Joe Pomponio, Vivian Diebel
In response to the recent Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease, The Richland Players would like to update our loyal patrons and volunteers regarding the status of our 75th Diamond Anniversary season. In the theatre community, there is a common trope used among thespians stating “The Show Must Go On.” While sharing the fruits of our labors with our loyal community is a priority, the health of our patrons and volunteers supersedes all. With the recent developments of the COVID-19 spread in our area, we are compelled to postpone our production of “Wait Until Dark” which was originally scheduled to open March 20th. The Richland Players must be especially proactive in the protection of our guests and volunteers. Our audience consists of many who are considered “at risk” for complications from the Coronavirus and this requires us to be stringent and sweeping in our response. The Richland Players respect and stand in support with the many other arts organizations in our area and nation currently making these difficult choices - whether they mirror our response or not.
Our current measures include the delay of the opening of “Wait Until Dark,” delay auditions for “These Shining Lives” and the likely delay our ‘Reader’s Theatre' production of “White Bluffs.” Every attempt will be made to honor the effort spent by our incredible volunteers and delay instead of canceling our performances. For the duration of the outbreak The Richland Players will refund any individual ticket purchases. Tickets can also be exchanged for gift certificates valid for any remaining show of either the current 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 Seasons. Season ticket holders will be also be allowed to exchange tickets for additional passes valid for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 seasons. If you choose so, you can not get a refund and consider your ticket purchase a donation to the theater. The Richland Players are confident that with each others' and our communities' support we will weather this storm together and be back to sharing the magic of live theatre for another 75 years. Please, if able, consider donating to the theatre as we temporarily go dark in support of public health. Any and all gifts are appreciated and tax deductible. Lastly, we urge our community to follow prevention methods, including but not limited to, washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, cover coughs and sneezes, clean and disinfect often, stay home if you are sick and wear a face mask if in proximity of others while ill in addition to social distancing when able. You can review proper hand washing techniques at