Phil Patton had said he would like to see a local thespian group, the Far-Off Broadway Players, rejuvenated once the renovation of the Plaza Theatre is complete, and he’s hoping to make that happen next week.

Patton is holding a reorganization meeting for the group at 7 p.m. on March 2 at the Plaza, and invites any former members, as well as anyone else interested in community theater, to attend.

The group originally formed in the early 1980s, and has performed in a number of locations including the former Glasgow High School building on the Liberty Street Campus, the Glasgow Golf and Country Club, the Kentucky National Guard Armory and the Plaza.

“We put most of our plays on at the old Liberty Street School,” he said.

But that was sometimes difficult. The building tended to flood and dressing rooms were often inaccessible.

When the school flooded, the group moved their productions to the Plaza, but the ice storm of 1994 closed the theater forcing the group to disband.

Now that the Plaza has been renovated, Patton thinks it is a perfect place for the community theater group.

“It’s just an ideal situation now,” he said.

The group has a bank balance of $1,000, which has remained untouched since the group broke up 12 years ago, Patton said.

The money can be used to purchase plays and for props.

Anyone of any age can join the group, Patton said.

More information about the group is available on the Plaza’s Web site at


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