Main Street Players presents Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol, a fun take on a holiday classic

STAFF REPORT ::: Tickets are still available for Main Street Players presentation of a unique spin of the holiday classic in “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol.” Jacob Marley is dead. We’ve always known that, and we’re not at all upset by it. He does his one little scene, sets Scrooge’s redemption into motion and then disappears…but […]

Main Street Players presents Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

NORMA RICHARDSON, special contributor to The GRIP ::: The Main Street Players 20th anniversary season continues with Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, a gleefully entertaining comedy inspired by the work of the great Russian playwright Anton Chekhov. The play begins in Buck County, Pa., where we meet two adult siblings named Vanya and […]

Main Street Players presents The Wild Women of Winedale

STAFF REPORT ::: Get ready for an evening of joyful laughter and heartwarming moments as Main Street Players serves up the first production of 2020. The Wild Women of Winedale spotlights the lives of the three Wild sisters – Fanny, Willa and their sister-in-law Johnnie Faye – as they face a series of new challenges […]

Main Street Players presents “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)”

NORMA RICHARDSON ::: Special contributor to The GRIP You need go no farther than downtown Griffin to ring in the holiday season with a joyful, side-splitting production of “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)” presented by Main Street Players. The play centers on three actors who have grown weary of performing Charles Dickens’ […]

Last weekend to catch Main Street Players “The Diviners”

NOR NORMA RICHARDSON ::: Main Street Players is proud to present “The Diviners,” its fourth production of the 2017/2018 season. This moving, critically-acclaimed drama is sure to captivate you and touch your heart. The story takes place in the small town of Zion, Indiana, and centers on a mentally challenged boy named Buddy Layman, played […]

Main Street Players presents “The Mystery of Irma Vep”

NORMA RICHARDSON ::: What do you get when you combine a bit of Victorian melodrama, a bit of “Wuthering Heights,” a bit of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Rebecca,” a bit of penny dreadful horror and a whole lot of laughs? You get “The Mystery of Irma Vep,” the third production of Main Street Players’ 2017-2018 season. The […]

Last weekend to catch Main Street Player’s “Nunsense Boulevard”

SUBMITTED ::: Get ready to laugh your habit off with Main Street Players’ new production of “Nunset Boulevard,” the final show of the 2016-2017 season. This riotously funny musical comedy features catchy songs, memorable characters and even some audience participation. The play is one of many sequels to the popular Broadway musical “Nunsense,” which introduced […]

Main Street Players prepare for February mystery-thriller production

ALEXANDER CAIN ::: An enthusiastic cast of five will present playwright Ira Levin’s 1978 play “Deathtrap” next month inside the Main Street Players Theatre in downtown Griffin. The cast includes Main Street Players alumnus Lisa Boyd as Helga Ten Dorp; Atlanta actor Lee Buechele as Sidney Bruhl; Robbie Burke as Porter Milgrim; actress Diane Dicker […]

“Voices of the Season” benefit concert for MSP tonight

Main Street Players to present “Cotton Patch Gospel”

FROM STAFF REPORTS ::: Griffin’s Main Street Players will be presenting “Cotton Patch Gospel,” the beloved work of Georgia native Dr. Clarence Jordan. Jordan is credited with bringing the books of the Bible to life in the 40s with his unique “Cotton Patch” version. Born in 1912, Jordan is a native of Talbatton, but later […]

Main Street Players aims to tell Griffin’s stories

Norma Richardson, director of Main Street Players, wants help in telling Griffin’s story. She says for years, she has thought about producing a folk-life performance piece that weaves the stories of individuals’ lives into a performance piece about Griffin. “We’ve all got lots of stories,” Richardson said. “I’m inclined to take it to a heritage […]

Main Street Players announces eleventh season

Founding Artistic Director, Norma Richardson said, “It’s hard to believe that over a decade has passed since the dream of a legitimate theater in historic, downtown Griffin was first conceived. “Over the past decade, Main Street Players has presented over fifty productions, reached scores of people, many of whom had never seen a live production […]