Readers Theatre Plus (RT+) is an entirely non-profit group. A Sequim local theatre benefitting local charities and organizations, over the last four years, RT+ has been able to present fourteen scholarships, distributed evenly, to graduates of Sequim and Port Angeles High Schools.
V-E Day by Faye Sholtion was presented to a full house at the Mt. Pleasant Grange on May 8th, as scheduled. The American Legion Riders presented a flag line to arriving theatre goers. Though the event was free to the public, donations for the Riders were accepted and a raffle to benefit the Riders was also held and just over $500.00 was given to them. The play was enthusiastically received and a sustained standing ovation greeted the cast (pictured above) at the conclusion of the show.
Readers Theatre Plus regularly accepts submissions of original works that have not been performed in this area. The script of V-E DAY was submitted from the author from another state and was reviewed by the RT+ Play Reading Committee and the Board. The author was notified of the acceptance and approval of her script, the date of production and paid an honorarium. The RT+ Board felt this was the perfect piece for memorializing the 70th Anniversary of V-E Day, Victory in Europe.
Readers Theatre Plus, since its founding in 2006, is a non-profit in the community and has raised tens of thousands of dollars for other non-profits in the community. It is independent from any other theatre group. Among the groups that have benefited from shows put on by RT+ are the Port Angeles Orchestra, OTA, American Hero Quilts, Sew Much Comfort,The Captain Joseph House, The Peninsula Singers, Sequim Baseball U-18, First-Step Family Support Center, Sequim Museum & Arts Center, First Book of Clallam County, Sequim-Shiso Sister City Association, KSQM-FM, Puppy Pilots, Peninsula Friends of Animals, Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County and others. Also, through this year, since giving awards equally to graduating seniors from both Sequim and PA High Schools, over $24,000 has been awarded. RT + does not have a single home. The group is a revolving set of players and has presented shows at the Sequim and Port Angeles Senior Centers, several churches in Port Angeles (the group is non-partisan and non-sectarian), the Forks Community Center, the Historic Dungeness Schoolhouse, OTA, The Port Angeles Community Playhouse, the Sequim Prairie Grange and for V-E DAY and the previous RT+ production, the Mt. Pleasant Grange Hall. The next RT+ production, SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM, will be presented at the Sunland Clubhouse.
If you have questions or would like to become involved with the group, please call (360) 797-3337.
THANK YOU OLYMPIC PENINSULA FOR CONTRIBUTING TO A SUCCESSFUL SILENT AUCTION AND RAFFLE. THANKS TOO TO OUR WONDERFUL DONORS!
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