ArtsFalmouth Member Organization Profile:

Falmouth Theatre Guild

Address: Falmouth Theatre Guild, Highfield Theater, Highfield Drive, Falmouth, MA. 02541, ,

On November 6, 1957 the first meeting of people interested in a dramatic theater group in Falmouth, was held at the Falmouth Recreation Building. Miss Betsy Rogers, who presided, spoke to the group about the value of Community Theater. A slate of temporary officers was elected and consisted of: President, Betsy Rogers; Vice-President, Ginger Helm; Secretary, Katherine Height; Treasurer, Albert Lawrence; Membership Chairman, Joseph Hicks, and Play reading, Mary Bray.

The Broadway hit comedy "Goodbye, My Fancy" was the premier production of the Falmouth Theatre Guild. The play was presented February 28 and March 1, 1958 at the Lawrence School Memorial Auditorium, directed by Richard Ladenburg.

On March 19, 1958, the by-laws committee of the Guild were written and accepted. The second production was "There's Always a Murder," directed by Kitty Baker; followed by "Janus," directed by Nick Garidis and performed on December 5&6, 1958.

The key to Highfield Theater was given to then President, Kitty Baker in September of 1960. "Staglag 17", directed by William D. Steele on December 8-10, 1960 was the first Highfield production. It was also the first "men only" production. "Dial M for Murder" was done on 2, 3, 4 March 1961 also directed by William D. Steele.

Currently the Falmouth Theatre Guild is a year round Community Theatre company. In addition to the Guild's four annual offerings they also present a dinner theatre each winter.