Green Lake Community Players Ann Porter, left, and Lisa Frei rehearse a scene from “Mischief in the Magnolias.” The last time a community theater group was started in Green Lake, it held its first performance in July 1999.
Green Lake Community Players Ann Porter, left, and Lisa Frei rehearse a scene from “Mischief in the Magnolias.” The last time a community theater group was started in Green Lake, it held its first performance in July 1999.

     ABOUT A DECADE AGO, Tracy Swayze’s son discovered the Missoula Children’s Theatre troupe.

     Every summer and winter, it comes to Green Lake to give area children a chance to participate in a big, community theater experience.

     He loved it. ...

      But, as the name suggests, Missoula’s experience is for children. And Tracy’s son is growing older.

     “He’s soon going to be graduating out of it,” Tracy said.

     So, what does someone in Green Lake join for a theater experience if they’re too old for Missoula?

     That’s a void Tracy hopes to fill — assuming he gets a little help from the community.

     This Saturday, he’s holding a meeting to gauge the interest for a community theater for adults, and hopefully find some individuals who would be willing to help him run such a program. ...

     To read the entire column, see the Nov. 29, 2018 edition of The Ripon Commonwealth Press.