Delaware by Day: Georgetown’s Possum Point Players Keep Community Theater Alive!

Southern Delawareans needn’t travel to Wilmington or Philadelphia for high quality theater performances. Right here in Georgetown, Sussex County, the Possum Point Players provide community theater at its best. 

With a vibrant lineup of musicals, comedies, drama and a holiday show planned for its 2022 season, there’s something for the whole family – and by design, it’s affordable. Tickets are far below what you’d pay in a large city, averaging $20 per ticket for seniors. 

Here’s are the remaining shows of the 2022 lineup: 

  • Noel Coward’s summer kickoff, comedy “Hay Fever,” June 3 through 12  
  • Drama Camp for children in grades 2-5, July 11-15 
  • Theatre Camp for grades 6-10, July 18-22 
  • Popular “Calendar Girls,” September 16-25 
  • Holiday Classic, “White Christmas – The Musical,” December 2-11 

Additionally, PPP offers “Shakespeare Players,” live readings of the bard’s favorites during which the audience is welcomed to participate. Second Monday of every month. 

They also provide audience participation with their unique “Radio Theater Studio” performed in a throwback radio studio setting. Favorites such as “Fibber Magee and Molly” give you the chance to reminisce of an earlier era of entertainment. 

What started out as a 1973 living room conversation between its 15 charter members, Possum Point Players theatre company now boasts a membership of over 200 or so, and an active mailing list of over 5,000 volunteers and audience members. 

There are actors (who call themselves Possums), of course, but there are also costume designers, set designers, carpenters, lighting and makeup artists and sound technicians – all involved because of their love for theater and pleasing audiences. All are welcome, regardless of experience. 

Thousands of volunteer hours have been logged over the years, which has helped the nonprofit qualify for grant funding and government support. 

PPP is actively involved in educational outreach for young people, holding annual summer workshops for future starlets or directors. 

PPP has collaborated with many other cultural organizations, such as Rehoboth Art League and Southern Delaware Choral Society.  

Subscriptions to the entire season are available (although their 2022 season has already begun). The indoor theater in Georgetown has re-opened, so the audience can choose their reserved seating. 

Support local artists and community theater. Check out Possum Point Players

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