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The Murray-Calloway County Community theatre was founded January 1977, and in May of the same year, the theatre incorporated as a nonprofit organization and elected its first Board of Directors. The Board immediately began looking for a permanent home. They inquired about the old Murray Freight Depot—an unused, dilapidated building owned by the Louisville and Nashville Railroad. This began a 2 ½ year cooperative effort on the part of city officials, county officials, and members of the theatre board to obtain the depot as a home for community theatre.
The depot was moved to its location in the Murray-Calloway County Park in the fall of 1979. In June 1980, the depot opened with “Wizard of Oz.” After three years of “wandering around town,” the Murray-Calloway County Theatre had a home—the Playhouse in the Park. Since that time, the theatre has produced countless performances in the depot; continued expanding its educational services to include classes for preschool age, Box of Frogs and Pail of Tadpoles Youth Theatre, and Old Duffers & Powder Puffers senior theatre troupe; held classes for the community; conducted workshops for students in the city and county school systems; and has continued to host a popular annual Summer Theatre Camp.
For more information about how you can help in continuing the tradition of community theatre in Murray and Calloway County, contact Playhouse in the Park at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, Tuesday & Friday: 1:00 to 5:00
Thursday: 9:00 to 1:00
Office is closed on Wednesdays.
There are many ways that you can become involved in Playhouse in the Park. Whether you are interested in visiting us as a patron or you have aspirations of being on stage, we have a place for you!
Contact Playhouse in the Park today by calling 270-759-1752.
The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, provides operating support to Playhouse in the Park with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.