Social Circle Theater is a non-profit community theater founded in 2000 by Bob and Mabel Standridge. Today the theater continues to meet the Standridge's goal of unifying the community through live local theater.
After seeing "Swamp Gravy" in Colquitt, Georgia, the Standridge family felt a similar theater in Social Circle would preserve the town's history and unify the community through story telling and folklore. They then sought out Mr. Joey Fargar of Atlanta to create a folk life play from stories that have been passed down through the generations ever since a few town folk gathered around a well where a passerby dubbed it a "social circle".
The theater has entertained and shared the history of Social Circle ever since. Through storytelling and dramatic acting, the theater takes patrons back in time, showing them what life was like in years past.
The Standridge family is passionate about offering as many opportunities as possible for our youth and community. In addition to our community production featuring as many as 75 local cast members, the theater has also been home to many popular hits such as, "Annie Jr.", "Godspell Jr.", "Once On This Island Jr.", "Thoroughly Modern Millie" and others.
We have expanded our youth programs and now offer two separate troops depending on the age of the child. We also now have dance classes. We now offer monthly art classes for Adults.
The Social Circle City School system is one of the theater's best partners. During the school year, the theater provides opportunities for the schools to attend performances of different art forms including drama, dance, and musical ensembles.
Currently the theater is managed by Tera Duval. Beth Wells, daughter of Bob and Mabel Standridge, is president of the board, she shares her family's vision for building unity and community spirit.
We hope you'll come down and enjoy the theater. We are BIG entertainment in a SMALL town!