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Tellico Community Playhouse

Patricia Smith Theatre

Tellico Community Players

"Come Play With Us"

304 Lakeside Plaza, Loudon, TN 37774  

Arsenic and Old Lace

Readers Theatre...All The Kings Women

A Tribute to Doris Ryan (always the actress)

January 16, 2022

Our hearts were broken when we learned of the peaceful passing of Doris Ryan on

December 11, 2011 at her home. 

Doris was a much beloved actress and director with the TCP for many years.

The Tellico Community Players would like to thank everyone who has made a memorial donation to TCP in honor of Doris. We truly appreciate the thoughtful way you have chosen to remember Doris while supporting our mission, which was near and dear to her heart.

We miss you, Doris!

A Red Plaid Shirt



Director Sue Aukerman

   "Take 2"

January 5,2022

After what seems like forever, rehearsals for the first Main Stage production of the 2022 season, A Red Plaid Shirt, are finally underway. A Red Plaid Shirt, ARPS, was originally scheduled to open in April of 2020. As with so many things that year, we were forced to reschedule it several times, then finally canceled it all together. TCP’s Artistic Director, Sauni Rinehart, made the decision to add it to the 2022 calendar, and so here we go again! I am fortunate to have been asked again to direct the production, but there have been several major changes to both cast and crew. With just a little bit of gentle persuasion, my husband, Hugh, has agreed to take on the task of being my assistant and Stage Manager. During rehearsals, the stage manager’s responsibilities are mainly as a second pair of eyes and ears as the actors and director work through blocking and dialogue to polish, perfect, and develop the characters. As rehearsals progress, the Stage Manager works closely with the crew – lights, sound, props, set crew, etc. - to organize and develop the hundreds of directions that will be given during a performance that make things happen. This may seem like an easy task, but it really is anything but! Look for more details in upcoming Blog posts about what it is like to be the Stage Manager during a performance.

Thanks for taking the time to read my ramblings today. I hope you are able to join us for a performance of A Red Plaid Shirt in February, and that you enjoy it!