Paradise Alley Players

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Welcome to the home page of the Paradise Alley Players
The community theatre group of the
Marion Cultural and Civic Center

Since the City of Marion created the Marion Cultural
and Civic Center in 1974, Paradise Alley Players has
been its non-profit community theatre.  We are proud
to hold that distinction. 
Providing quality, family
oriented shows has always been our goal.  We hope
o continue to have your support for the next 30 years. 
Bravo to you, our fans!

2013 is our 39th year performing for Southern Illinois
audiences.  Our goal is to perpetuate theatre arts in
the area. We do this through our many programs such
as our Playwright competition,
the Children's Theatre
Workshop, Summer Lab Theatre, the annual Children's 
show, and our family oriented productions.

Please take a moment to browse the links on the bar
at the left of the page.  The Coming Events button will
take to a page that links to more information about
each of our shows.

Be sure to sign up for our newsletters.  They have the
information about auditions, coming events, and other
items of interest.  It is the best way to keep up on
everything we are doing.  All of our productions and
auditions are advertised in local newspapers, radio
and TV as well as this website and the
Marion Cultural
and Civic Center's website

If you wish to receive our newsletter please send us your
Name and Address to

P.A.P.  c/o Granger Odum
P. O. Box 885
Marion, IL 62959

Or email the information to us at


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Paradise Alley Players

Open Auditions for
"I Am the Woman I Am, Because..."
April 11th Ladies Only Event  

A Collections of comedic monologues and stories performed by women, about women, for women
Before the show there will be  appetizers, desserts, booths for shopping, chair massages, mini makeovers, friends pictures and lots more going on in the lobby before the show.
AUDITIONS ARE: March 3rd & 5th
at the Marion Cultural and Civic Center
Women 18 - 60+  
Pieces from the performance will be available to audition with
OR You may perform a short monologue.
For more information call Joyce Hope 889-9087 or
Performance date is April 11th 


Playwright Competition Jan. 1st - April 15th 
Paradise Alley Players will be accepting submissions between Jan 1st and April 15th from local writer interested in competing in our Playwright Competition. The rules and instruction are below.


Playwright Rules

Name, Address and Phone Number should appear on the title page only.
Title and number each page of your play.
Submissions cannot have been previously performed.
Plays must be post marked no later than April 15th.

Please mail 3 copies of your script to:
P.A.P. c/o Joyce Hope
PO Box 885
Marion, IL 62959

Prizes awarded to the top three plays will be: $100 for 1st place, $50 for 2nd place, and $25 for 3rd place. For our young writers (8-18 year olds) we have a category with a $10 prize. Selected plays will be performed at our Summer Lab Theatre in August.

Guidelines for a winning script
Family oriented material. Vocabulary, language and subject matter should be written with the understanding that young children and senior citizens will be in attendance at the performances.
Laboratory theatre production constraints - Simple set designs work best as does limiting the number of scene changes and props required.
Other constraints - Plays should run between 15 and 30 minutes. Plays with many characters are often hard to cast.