The Temple Historic Preservation Committee will hold a reception honoring The Temple Civic Theatre as the latest recipient of a Temple Historic Marker. The reception will be held on opening day of “Dead’s Man Cell Phone” on Friday, March 29th at 6:30 p.m., at The Temple Civic Theatre located at 2413 South 13th Street.
The Temple Civic Theatre was founded on January 25, 1966, with a performance of the one act play “The Typists,” for more than 100 people at an organizational meeting. Since that time, the theatre has continued to thrive in the community and attract a wide variety of performers and playwrights. By 1977, the theatre moved into its permanent home and expanded its mission and programming to include a children’s theatre program which continues today. Since its beginning, The Temple Civic Theatre has presented more than 284 Main Stage productions. Main-series shows are cast from open auditions which encourage new participants from the community to help foster the arts in Temple.
The historic marker program was designed to recognize historically significant structures and organizations and to encourage preservation and restoration in the city. For a property or organization to be considered for a Temple Historic Marker, the owner must apply with supporting documentation to the Historic Preservation Committee.
Anyone interested in learning more about Temple Civic Theatre or the Temple Historic Marker Program is encouraged to attend. Please RSVP by calling the Temple Visitor Center at 298-5900.