Players Guild Theatre is Now Resident Theatre Company at Kent State Stark

Kent State University at Stark is the new home to the Players Guild Theatre, now the resident theater company on campus. In October, the Players Guild held its inaugural production, “Million Dollar Quartet”, at The Mary J. Timken Theatre in the Fine Arts Building.

This summer, the Players Guild moved from the Cultural Center for the Arts in downtown Canton to the campus, where it will integrate new audiences and opportunities to incorporate Kent State Stark theater and music technology students into productions.

“It’s a true collaboration,” said Dean Denise A. Seachrist, Ph.D. “We are very excited to welcome the Players Guild to its new home at Kent State University at Stark, and we are looking forward to the many opportunities for our students and the community.”

The Players Guild’s next show is Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”, opening Dec. 2 and running through Dec. 18. For 40 years, the Players Guild has brought this spectacular holiday classic to life on stage. In this adapted version, witness Dickens’ heartwarming story of a changed life that changes the world.

Shows will be at 7:30 p.m. Fridays; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays; and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $28 to $45 each and available online.

Other shows will include: “The Elephant Man” in January and February; “The Toxic Avenger” in March; “Misery” (based on the Stephen King novel) in April; and “The SpongeBob Musical” in May and June.

POSTED: Wednesday, October 26, 2022 08:58 AM
Updated: Friday, December 9, 2022 07:06 PM
Melissa Griffy Seeton