The Wolf Creek Players are trying out a new location for this season's production. The group is renting St. Joseph's Catholic Church for eight weeks as they rehearse and prepare for their upcoming play. Previously, the group has rehearsed at Zion Lutheran Church and held performances at Union Middle School.
"We've had a wonderful time at the middle school," said Producer Nancy Havran, "This is going to offer us the opportunity to have the set ready and to be able to rehearse on the set, rather than just a few days before the performance."
Havran describes the church as having a small theater feeling, which is much different than the middle school auditorium. The chancel area will be used as the stage. Church administration has graciously allowed the Wolf Creek Players to make minor, temporary changes to build a stage.
The group has dreamed of having its own space and is excited about this opportunity. With each production, the cast and crew continues to grow as more people show interest. Last year, they purchased a sound system that they can call their own.
"We're new. There are steps that we have to go through to grow. We need to establish a good fund to keep us going so we can add things like our sound system and lightning. There are a lot of supporting things that we need to purchase," said Havran.
The Wolf Creek Players can make it work on little funding, but donations and sponsorships bring their performances to a whole new level. The group is thankful for generous community donations and the support received.
"The funding allows us to do some extra things that we wouldn't be able to do and it helps us become more professional," said co-director Jim Radatz.
Since the Wolf Creek Players is a non-profit organization, it is dependent upon ticket sales, donations, and grants for income. Donations are tax deductible. In addition to monetary donations, the Wolf Creek Players can always use extra help behind the scenes. Contact Reta Callahan at 319-939-0443 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.