You may fondly remember the 1980s children’s fantasy film, âThe Never Ending Storyâ. If so, you’ll want to take your offspring to see the stage version at Sulfur Springs this month! Community Players chose over two dozen local people to play roles in this play, and a number of parents and their children were selected to play roles. âIt kind of serves as a delay in the popularity of the film. If you saw it when you were a kid, you’ll want your kids or grandkids to experience it as well. I think that’s why we ended up with families involved this time around. And the good thing is that they also work on sets together, as well as other essentials to put together a play. It’s gratifying to see the dedication this piece has sparked in this cast, âsaid director David Woody.
In short, a boy who is bullied at school is also distressed by the recent death of his mother. He finds a mysterious book and begins to read it, discovering a world called Fantastica which is a much happier place than his real life! This is when his own story begins to unfold and follow the book, and the characters begin to come to life. In the theatrical adaptation, some characters are costumed as puppets, others represent magical animals, and others embody the adults who appear in the story. The play ends with an irresistible yet magical and positive ending that you will remember for a long time.
You will have six opportunities to attend, over two weekends. The performances on Friday October 18 and Saturday October 19 start at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. The same schedule is valid for the following weekend, October 25, 26 and 27. Tickets are $ 10 each and reservations are highly recommended. The Main Street Theater, located at 225 Main Street in downtown Sulfur Springs, seats 80 people. You can purchase tickets online by following the link on communityplayersinc.com. You can also reserve your seats by calling 903-885-0107 and leaving a message. However, reserving your seats with a telephone message only keeps your seats until 6:55 p.m. If you have not claimed your reservation and paid for your tickets to Will Call by this time, your seats may be assigned to other people who are waiting.
Following the airing of The Never Ending Story, the 2019 season will conclude with a Christmas production called “Christmas Carol, a Radio Play”. Auditions are scheduled at the Main Street Theater on the evenings of October 21, 22 and 23 at 6:30 p.m. The holiday play will take place from December 12 to 15, 2019. If you would like to be a part of or support the live community theater by donation, you can call 903-885-0107 or send mail to Community Players, PO Box 321, Sulfur Springs Tx 75483.