Seven decades and 291 productions later, Rockville Little Theatre (RLT) is still going strong. In May, the Mayor and Council recognized Rockville Little Theatre for their 70th birthday, which falls this year.
Formed in 1947 by six friends, the Rockville Little Theatre presented its first production on Nov. 26, 1948. In the 70 years since, the company’s 291 productions have featured thousands of actors and behind-the-scenes volunteers for audiences at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre.
“[The Mayor and Council] recognize and thank the theater company for their years of dedication to the performing arts and cultural community service in the City of Rockville,” the recognition reads.
The certificate of recognition was presented to Rockville Little Theatre’s president, Dean Fiala.
“We are excited that you appreciate the importance of live theater in the digital age, and take it as evidence of Rockville’s commitment to being a cultural and creative center,” Fiala said at the meeting.
RLT’s season at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre begins in September with “Almost, Maine,” then “The Underpants,” and, finally, “Radium Girls,” in spring. “Almost, Maine” runs Sept. 22-Oct. 1. Tickets are $22 ($20 for seniors 62 and older and students).