Good Times Roll

10th anniversary season for Martinsville players.

Today, Martinsville’s TheatreWorks Community Players are celebrating their 10th anniversary season from their home at the BlackBox Theatre. But when Corbin Campbell joined the company as its artistic director in 2004, the then-fledgling troupe was homeless; they had to travel to find available performance spaces.

“We only did one show a year,” Campbell recalls, “and it was always in the summertime. Whatever theater was available, their stage, that’s where we went.” Since then, Campbell has guided a lengthy roster of musicals, comedies and improv nights, all staged and performed by volunteers ranging in age from 7 to 80. “What makes the theater unique is that every single person volunteers,” says Campbell. “It’s their work that has gotten us to where we are today.”

 Now, Campbell hopes, both audience and actors will laugh along as the anniversary year wraps with “Sketches from the Carol Burnett Show,” slated for the stage Dec. 4-6 and 12-14. “They’re wonderful comedic moments, great stories, fantastic character parts,” Campbell explains. “Our audiences really love comedy.” TWCP.net

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