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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 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

Joyce Bean

Show Awards


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

The Miser

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

White Bluffs

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 For more information and prevention methods of preventing the spread of COVIID-19 we urge visit the World Health Organization website at…/novel-coronavirus-2…/advice-for-public and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention You may reach our Box Office at (509) 943-1991 during the following hours the week of March 15th or email or Sunday 12:00pm-5:00pm Monday - Friday 12:00pm – 3:00pm, 3:30pm – 6:00pm Respectfully Yours, Richland Players Board of Directors


Roof, HVAC, and Improved Ventilation Complete!

Thank you to all our supporters, donors, and Construction Committee. We are happy to announce we finished installation of a new roof, the main auditorium HVAC, got new thermostats, and improved ventilation to our second story. Many more needed improvements are in the works and being planned out.


Renovations in Progress

Ah, Thanksgiving and the holiday season are upon us, and so is the season of giving. As some may know, Richland Players has begun the renovation process on our 75 year old building. Now while there are still MANY stages left and more info coming soon, we would like to share one of our small victories. For our volunteers they are all aware of the leaky stairway, complete with multiple buckets placed a long the way that leads to our green room, office, light booth, etc. It has been a pain in our sides for YEARS. This spring we finally found the root cause. A bullet (yes you read that right) was lodged in our roof causing rain, snow, etc to leak through. Temporary patches and fixes were done but the problem kept getting worse. In the last month we have fixed the hole and repaired the ceiling back to it's original state! It may not look like much, but it is a happy start for even bigger things to come. These repairs are costly and we would greatly appreciate if you consider us during "Giving Tuesday" or your end of year charity donations and support our journey and help us achieve another 75 years of live theatre.

Visit to support us. All donations are tax deductible.

Also we give thanks to the countless volunteers who put SO much work into all of our projects renovations, production teams, committees, Board of Directors and so much more thank you!!


Zombie Crawl

Join us October 19 at 5:00 pm -11 pm for the scariest (and most fun) pub crawl you've ever been on!

4 stops at local bars/pubs/breweries all with-in walking distance of the Richland Players! Dax's, 3 Margarita's, Tommy's Tap House, and Whiskey River Bar & Grill. Enjoy exclusive drink specials and an evening of spooky fun! Kick off party and registration starts at Richland Players at 5 pm. Get your wristband, meet and greet with fellow zombies and grab some food from a local food truck! Then partake in the Zombie costume contest! Winner receives a gift basket valued at over $200! Use the hashtag #rpzombiepubcrawl during the event to be entered to win prizes! The night will wrap up at Richland Players with announcing the winners of the costume contest, social media challenge winner and some complementary Halloween sweet treats! Pub crawl tickets are $20 and must be purchased in advance. All proceeds from this event go towards building repairs for the Historic Richland Players a 501c3 non-profit. Ticket price includes spooktacular guided pub crawl, exclusive drink/food specials, prize raffle ticket, pre and post party at RP, and dessert. This is a 21 and over event

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