Two Jefferson Theater Groups Prepare Upcoming Events | New
JEFFERSON – Jefferson’s two non-profit theater and performing arts groups both run events open to the public, including a community play and a car show for all types of vehicles.
The East Texas Performing Arts Inc., which hosts plays throughout the year, as well as the annual Texas Sounds International Country Music Awards, are expected to host a fundraising event for a car show in 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 5 at Bear Creek Smokehouse in Marshall.
The nonprofit is holding registrations from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on June 5 at the Bear Creek Smokehouse, located at 10857 State Hwy 154 in Marshall. All vehicles are welcome and special rewards will be given to replicas of Corvettes, Jeeps, Tri-5 Chevys, Rat Rods, Volkswagens, Cobras and Cobra.
Prizes and trophies will take place at 3 p.m., along with an auction and raffle. Auto clubs must park together and advance registration is $ 20 and available by calling 903-634-7665 or visiting https://opnseo.com/car
Registration on the day of the event is $ 30. All guests are welcome to come and visit the show.
Those looking to stay indoors and escape the rain can attend Jefferson’s Opera House Theater Players’ biographical play ‘Ancestral Voices’, starting at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday at Union Missary Baptist Church, located at 501 Houston Street.
Set just before the start of WWII, the play is written by AR Gurney and tells the story of Gurney’s own family of Buffalo, New York, as they navigate the struggles of life and l ‘love.
“It takes place just before the outbreak of WWII, when a family situation arises with the older generation – two grandparents are on the verge of divorce because the grandmother wants to marry her husband’s best friend. “, said OHTP Director General Marcia Thomas. . “Needless to say, all of the extended family members, being a WASP (Anglo-Saxon White Protestant) cultural group that they are, are very upset but don’t want to show it.”
The five-person play will see each member of the cast sit down and read their script “in character,” Thomas said.
The play will feature cast members: Jim Blackburn, a newcomer to OHTP, returning actor Mark McKay, returning actor Don Harris, board member Lisa Daye who will also direct the play, and Thomas .
The play opens the 32nd season of the OHTP.