Acting on a small stage is an artistic environment devoutly to be wished. There’s no faking when the audience is 6 feet away; no bluffing your lines or phoning it in and, if the writing is good enough, even the smallest role can transport a viewer to moments greater than themselves. For a writer, the small stage is heaven, where lines need not be translated over the resonance of the hall, but directly into the resonance of the soul. Actors don’t dare pontificate on a small stage, just as writers don’t dare bullshit. But, if both of them can endure or, hopefully, flourish in the reality of the production, then viewing it will often be life changing.
And that’s what we hope for in every production at the Elk City Playhouse. Come join us.