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ACTS Theatre

About UsBack in 1965 a group of eight persons became aware that there was a need for an organization dedicated to theatre under the direction of one who not only had been trained in theatre but who knew the psychology of community involvement.  As an outgrowth of these eight persons’ acute observations, a theatre was planned, incorporated, and opened which indeed from its first day operated under the direction of a professional. The theatre was to be for everyone, for all ages, for all types of theatre productions.  And from its inception, Artists Civic Theatre & Studio, Inc.

Lake Charles Little Theatre

Annabel Essary Dees convened a meeting at her Ford Street residence on January 7, 1927. The guests at her home that Friday evening included Emma Michie, Mrs. J.W. Gardiner, Mary Gayle Porter and a ironwilled 26-year-old named Rosa Hart, the purpose of the meeting was to flesh out a new community theatre group for Lake Charles. 

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