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Greencastle in Putnam County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Putnam County Playhouse (PCPH)

 
 
Putnam County Playhouse (PCPH) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, June 10, 2012
1. Putnam County Playhouse (PCPH) Marker
Inscription. The Putnam County Playhouse was first established as Greencastle Summer Theatre in late 1961. Its first two productions, Blithe Spirit and Kiss and Tell were presented at the Junior High Auditorium. The organization was incorporated in 1963 as Putnam County Playhouse. The motto then and now remains the same. “The purpose of this organization is to give the people of the county and the surrounding area the opportunity to participate in and enjoy live theatre.” Putnam County Playhouse presented its program in various venues around Greencastle for the next couple of decades.

In 1981, Mr. Hazel Day Longden made a gift of property and two barns on Round Barn Road to PCPH. For two seasons, Playhouse productions were presented on an outdoor stage on the property with the audiences seated on bleachers. With the great support of the community of Greencastle, thousands of volunteer hours, and many individual donations, the Hazel Day Longden Theatre was dedicated and opened on June 4, 1983.

Since that time, Putnam County Playhouse has presented a program of four productions each summer from June until September. A Youth Theatre Workshop has also been established for the younger people in the community who wish to participate. Putnam County Playhouse has produced over 100 main-stage
Plaque Photo - - "Putnam County Playhouse" image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, June 10, 2012
2. Plaque Photo - - "Putnam County Playhouse"
productions seen by over 171,500 people.

These productions have given local performers, musicians, and technicians opportunities to practice their craft. All participants are volunteers. With the support of local businesses, community leaders, service organizations, and schools, Putnam County Playhouse and its Board of Directors pledge to continue to provide these same opportunities to those in the county and the surrounding area.
 
Erected by Heritage Preservation Society.
 
Location. 39° 38.631′ N, 86° 51.813′ W. Marker is in Greencastle, Indiana, in Putnam County. Marker is at the intersection of South Vine Street and East Washington Street (U.S. 231), on the right when traveling south on South Vine Street. Click for map. Located on "Heritage Wall" in the lower row - - first from the left end. Marker is in this post office area: Greencastle IN 46135, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Minshall Laboratory, DePauw University (here, next to this marker); Indiana Asbury - - DePauw University (here, next to this marker); Putnamville United Methodist Church (here, next to this marker); John Dillinger Was Here (here,
"Heritage Wall" image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, June 10, 2012
3. "Heritage Wall"
next to this marker); Donald J. Cook ( 1915 - - 2005 ) (here, next to this marker); The Founding of the Lilly Family in Greencastle, Indiana (here, next to this marker); The Founding of Greencastle, Indiana (here, next to this marker); Julian Family Home (here, next to this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Greencastle.
 
Also see . . .  "Putnam County Playhouse - History" ::. (Submitted on June 14, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
 
Categories. Entertainment
 
Full View - - "Heritage Wall" image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, June 10, 2012
4. Full View - - "Heritage Wall"
Other View - - "Heritage Wall" image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, June 10, 2012
5. Other View - - "Heritage Wall"
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 289 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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