Triple Locks to host OCTA Fest

| June 10, 2015

COSHOCTON – The Footlight Players are very proud of their Triple Locks Theater and are excited to share it with others.

“We have such a great community theater here and the OCTA Fest gives us the chance to share it with other communities,” said Jackie Mishler, Footlight Players Board of Officers President.

The Ohio Community Theater Association (OCTA) Fest will be held Saturday, June 13 and feature performances by southeast region members Athenian Berean Community Players from Athens, The Little Theatre in New Philadelphia; Striplight in Weirton, W.Va., Mid Ohio Valley Players from Marietta and the Footlight Players. Each of them will have 45 minutes to share an excerpt from a production they performed this year and Coshocton will take the stage last.

“You will see everything from comedy to drama,” Mishler said.

All of the theater groups will be judged by three representatives from the OCTA.

“All three of them read the scripts so they know what the shows are about,” Mishler said. “They judge them on sharpness and clarity and whether or not they feel like the message of the show got across to them.”

The Footlight Players will perform an excerpt from “Dial M for Murder” and at the end of the event two theaters will be selected to go to the OCTA State Conference over Labor Day weekend.

“We hosted before in 2006 when we did ‘A Few Good Men,’ but we only showcased,” Mishler said. “We couldn’t be chosen to go on. We just had them review our show. We did very well though.”

The OCTA Fest is open to the community. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door. Seating is first come first serve and you do not have to attend the whole event. The performances will start at 9:30 a.m. and the event should wrap up around 5 p.m.  Lunch will be served at the Triple Locks for a cost.

“We are very excited to show off our theater to everybody and encourage the public to come over,” Mishler said.

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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