About The Little Theatre of Danville....
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While The Little Theatre of Danville can trace its roots back to the late 1930s, the theatre group counts its actual “birth” from 1948, when it was incorporated. The first production was Our Town, and since then, not a year has passed without at least two Little Theatre productions.
The Little Theatre of Danville has always been comprised of a diverse slice of the Danville community. Professors, office workers, carpenters, newsmen, business owners and even the occasional postal worker have trod the boards for LTD.
In the beginning, LTD relied on many staples of American and British theatre, such as Arsenic and Old Lace and Ten Little Indians.
Later, LTD began to experiment with plays that carried broader emotional tones, such as Tennessee Williams’ Cat On A Hot Tin Roof. Today, LTD presents a widely varied mix of serious drama, light comedy, classics and farce.
LTD has worked its magic over the past 67 years without the benefit of a home stage. Many plays have been produced in the Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History, but other settings have been used as well, including Averett College, the Danville Wednesday Club, Danville City Auditorium, George Washington High School, Danville Community College, Mount Hermon Courtyard Theatre, The Carrington Pavilion and Stratford Inn Conference Center. In December, 2005, The Little Theatre of Danville produced its first play in the renovated North Theatre in Danville. This venue was home to many more LTD productions for five years.