The stage is dark and the lobby is empty. However, the energy of an exciting weekend still exists within the walls of the Wetumpka Depot Player's theatre.
After a whirlwind weekend of plays, musicals, workshops and a theatre for youth competition, ACTFEST14 ( Alabama's state community theatre festival) is in the books. Adjudicators awarded the Wetumpka Depot Player's production of Jones and Schmidt’s classic musical, The Fantasticks, numerous awards including Best in Show. The production will now represent Alabama at the Southeastern Theatre Conference ( SETC) in March 2014. In addition to being recognized as the winning show, the company was awarded Best Direction (Kristy Meanor), Best Technical Direction (Tom Salter), Best Musical Direction (Marilyn Swears), Best Supporting Actors (Patty Holley and Bill Nowell) and All Star Cast (Lee Bridges).