I saw an absolutely fantastic production of William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” in Roanoke the first weekend of October, performed by Showtimers Community Theater.
I then was treated to a tour of the entire theater itself. The wooded hilltop location is a renovated 1908 church secluded from its surrounding residential neighborhood — it’s a small touch of ambiance that further makes the venue an easy destination for people looking for an atmospheric night out. (Showtimers has been operating since 1951.)
It’s just wild what you can locate in the new digital archives for the college — here are posters from two theater productions in 1990, “Twelfth Night” and “The Blood Knot.”
I wasn’t in either of these shows. (I don’t think I was ever in a major production; I was only in the smaller Theater Workshop productions.) I couldn’t find any posters for the smaller plays that I appeared in.
But I attended and enjoyed both of these.
Actor Alums — you can check out the entire poster archive right here:
[Edit: I just noticed that the poster for “The Blood Knot” lists its venue as “Studio 13” — this was the slightly less than opulent stage better known as “The Black Box!” I had a hand-scrawled poster for it — I gave it to Russell Morgan when he graduated.]