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First Presbyterian Theater Rings In New Year On A Grace Note

Credit Courtesy/First Presbyterian Theater
Courtesy/First Presbyterian Theater
Thom Hofrichter sees the arts as a tool to figure out how to live his life.

As the First Presbyterian Theater heads toward its fiftieth anniversary celebration in April, this season’s line up is a strong one, and the group is kicking off the new year in a particularly thoughtful way with a big-little play about faith, called The Christians.

Meanwhile, theater fans and friends can enjoy blasts from the past fifty years of productions, thanks to the Digital Archive Project now underway.

Still photographs from all of the plays are being gathered, sorted and electronically reproduced, and may be viewed on the First Presbyterian Theater Facebook page. Here is a memorable scene from the 1999 presentation of  The Pirates of Penzance:

Credit Courtesy/First Presbyterian Theater

With all of this dramatic activity underway, WBOI's Julia Meek caught up with director, Thom Hofrichter over the holidays, to talk about the impact and message of the upcoming presentation, the photo archive project, and his own reflections on the meaning of this auspicious anniversary.

Event Information: 

The Christians @ First Presbyterian Theater, Fort Wayne
January 3rd-5th, 11th-13th, 18th & 19th, 2019 

For show times and ticket information visit the First Presbyterian Theater website.

To connect with the theater's digital archive collection, visit the First Presbyterian Theater Facebook page.

A Fort Wayne native, Julia is a radio host, graphic artist, and community volunteer, who has contributed to NIPR both on- and off-air for forty years. Besides being WBOI's arts & culture reporter, she currently co-produces and hosts Folktales and Meet the Music.
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