The Shoestring Players are a community theater troupe resurrected in February 2008.
From 1931 through the 1970s, The Shoestring Players performed in the Norwalk and Milan areas.
The Players produced "Only An Orphan Girl" in August 2008 and "Death by Dessert" in February 2009.
The performance of "Only An Orphan Girl" coincided with the 50th season anniversary of the original Players' performance of the same show and included Tom Carabin, who was a cast member in the production more than 50 years ago.
Rehearsal is under way for October performances of "Curse of the Werewolf," which will be performed at Norwalk's Main Street School Auditorium.
The mystery spoof cast includes a tap-dancing penguin named Admiral Byrd, Little Messalina, who keeps baby piranhas for pets, and a menacing housekeeper who often appears without her head.
The Shoestring Players operate through the support of members and the community.
From the stage crews to the actors, to the house staff that welcomes arriving guests, every production and event is coordinated and run by volunteers.
Those interested in helping the Shoestring Players continue their tradition of excellence are invited to volunteer their time and talents as actors, directors, musicians, seamstresses, music directors, choreographers and carpenters. All auditions are open to the public.
Want to just run for coffee? The Players will gladly use any skills or abilities that you bring with you to help develop a vibrant theater program.