Players -

It is with heavy hearts that the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Winchester Players must end the long and notable run of Winchester's 84 year old Community Theater. For almost 8 decades the group has brought award-winning productions of classic and contemporary plays to the community, providing affordable, provocative, and entertaining theater.

Through the years, it has fostered lifelong friendships, theater allies, occasional romances, and even marriages. The joy of creating a production from read-through to performance was indescribable. We thank our directors, producers, production teams, house managers, and actors for the ingenuity, imagination, hard work and talent demonstrated during each and every production. To our audiences we also send a standing ovation for their encouragement and support.

The group will vacate their current home in the First Congregational Church this summer. A small Board has been established that will hold in Trust the remaining assets, in case an enterprising group of individuals might wish to restart the tradition in the future. For now, the ghost light will be extinguished, but the memory of the Players' impact on our lives will always remain.