Mission & Profile

The Dream of a Community Theater

 

Movies:

Showing newly released independent films, foreign films and documentaries.

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What's New:

Coming to Swamp Fox Theater

Quartet
November 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 17, 18
8:00pm
November 12 & 19
2:30pm

 

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Tickets for Strand Cinema presentations are available only at the Box Office on the day of the show.

Box Office opens one-half hour before show time.

 

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Mission Statement

The mission of The Swamp Fox Players, Inc. is to provide facilities and personnel for the production and promotion of dramatic arts and to provide the community and visitors with outstanding quality presentations.

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The Dream of a Community Theater

The idea to establish a community theater in Georgetown, South Carolina was that of James and Ann Israel in January 1971. They met with other interested local citizens to plan such a theater group. The enthusiasm shown by those who attended the first organizational meetings resulted in the formation of The Swamp Fox Players, which presented two plays in 1971 at the old Winyah High School Auditorium.

The Dream Becomes Reality...

In ensuing years, performances were held in area hotels, restaurants, state parks, country clubs, and area high school auditoriums.

In June 1982, the fledgling theater group purchased the old Strand Theater on Front Street in Georgetown. The Strand Theater was originally a movie theater built in 1941. It was closed as a movie theater in the early 1970’s. The Strand Theater and its marquee are icons of historic downtown Front Street.

More than a year was needed to convert the old historic building to a place suitable for theatrical performances. Since 1984, The Strand Theater has been the home of The Swamp Fox Players. Renovations and restorations were done to the marquee. The lobby and the balcony were renovated in 2001. The seats which are being used in the balcony came from the old Georgetown Palace Theater. The Palace Theater was another movie theater located on Front Street from the1940’s through the late 1960’s. The newest addition to the theater is a 1600 square foot addition to the rear of the theater completed in 2005. The Swamp Fox Players now have a green room, dressing rooms, rehearsal room and workshop. The Strand Theater is a member of the League of Historic American Theatres and is on the National Registry of Historic Places.

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Profile of the Swamp Fox Players

The Swamp Fox Players, Inc., a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization has become an integral part of the cultural life of Georgetown County over the past thirty-four years. Managed by a volunteer Board of Directors and Production Board representing the entire service area with all production personnel and artists contributing their time and talents in support of live community theater, the Swamp Fox Players is truly a unique representation of community involvement.

The major objective of these dedicated individuals is to continue to bring quality entertainment to this historic area of the state. In addition to producing four full theater productions each season, The Swamp Fox Players continue to fund renovations to the theater; purchase scripts and costumes; design sets; provide continuous liaison with the audiences; and produce the kind of entertainment anticipated by the community. To continue meeting these objectives requires the local support of the area residents through their attendance, volunteer efforts and annual Patron and Season Ticket subscriptions along with the ongoing, important support of area businesses through performance sponsorships.

 

 

 

 

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