The pages in this section concern the history of Tupelo Community Theatre, and of theatre in general.
the pages dealing the history of our theatre for obvious reasons. It explains, in large measure, the rest of this
site. We include information about the people who have appeared on our stage, or assisted backstage, because without
them there wouldn't be a TCT. We include information on the history of our home, the Lyric, because it represents both
the physical assets and limitations we work with, and because the Lyric itself is of a classic turn of the century
design as a playhouse. And we include a list of the plays we've produced because -- like the books we read -- this
says something about us (and may give others an idea of plays they might want to produce.
We've also included some information on the history and development of theatre in general. Of necessity, this
information has to be limited. However, we have attempted to provide a thumbnail sketch of ancient theatre, its rebirth
and flowering during the time of Shakespeare, and the movement toward presenting theatre in more natural and relevant
terms over the last three centuries.
Finally, we include a special section devoted simply to the history of the growth of community theatre in the