"Overall, the season was wonderful," explained Lynn Chipley, Chair of the Board for the Souris Valley Theatre. "I don't think we could ask for better weather which I think improved turnout down at the theatre. It was a little warm a few nights but nothing that deterred anyone from coming or staying."

She adds that attendance was similar to last year's number. 

"We have a core group that come and sometimes we gain a few people here and there and we're certainly looking to improve that. It was good attendance but it wasn't incredible until the last show. This very last show drew huge crowds and we were really thrilled with that and so were the actors."

She mentioned that her highlight of the season was the theatre's first production of the year, A Soldier's War.

"It was an incredibly moving production and I think that everyone who saw it felt that way. It was only here for two nights so I don't think it had time for word of mouth to get around and let everyone know how wonderful it was. It was a really powerful show done by five incredible young men."

"Our main stage productions were both light and fun and just good and relaxing so I enjoyed those. And this last one that we had, the gals who did Wildwood Fire, it was an incredible performance. It's interesting to watch two people on stage and see what they can do."

The board is already planning for next year, reviewing what worked this year and makes plans to build and improve.

"Our artistic director, Kenn McLeod and myself and whoever else on the board wants to read some scripts, will start reading scripts and probably in January, we'll be close to deciding what will go on for next summer."

"I'd just like to thank the community for their support, the business community was phenomenal again this year too, and all the people that came out to see our shows. We're pretty proud of that little theatre and happy when anyone comes down."

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