Guide to the Reston Players collection, 1966-1983

Reston Players C0135


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Contact Information:

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Descriptive Summary

Repository George Mason University. Special Collections Research Center
Creator Frank E. Matthews
Title Reston Players collection
Date 1966-1983
Physical Characteristics 1.25 linear feet (2 boxes)
Abstract The Reston Players Records is a small collection in two boxes. The information in the collection relates to the production "The Greatest Game in Town" a show put on at the theater in the late 1960s. The collection has production and financial information as well. There are also three scrapbooks from the Reston Players with newspaper clippings about the company.
Collection number C0135
Language English

Historical Information

Founded in 1966 as a for-profit organization, the group renamed itself the Reston Community Players (RCP) in 1972, a non-profit organization. As of 2008, the RCP continued to perform and bring high quality productions to the area every year. The RCP performs a variety of genres including classics and original plays as well as popular Broadway musicals, dramas, mysteries, and comedies.

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Scope and Content

The Reston Players Records is a small collection in two boxes. The information in the collection relates to the production "The Greatest Game in Town" a show put on at the theater in the late 1960s. The collection has production and financial information as well. There are also three scrapbooks from the Reston Players with newspaper clippings about the company.

Series 1 is titled "The Greatest Game in Town" and is dated from 1966 to 1969. Within the box there are six folders in the series. The information included is an audio tape of the production, a copy of the script, poster from the production signed by cast and crew, production photographs, financial report and an inventory of collage items.

Series 2 is titled Scrapbooks and is dated from 1979 to 1983. The series has three scrapbooks with newspaper clippings about different shows the Reston Players performed.

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Arrangement

Organized into one series.

Series 1: "The Greatest Game in Town", 1966-1969 (Box 1)
Series 2: Scrapbooks, 1979-1983 (Box 2)

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

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Related Material

The Special Collections Research Center also holds the Planned Community Archives and other personal papers and organizational records that document Reston, Virginia and other planned communities.

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Index Terms

Corporate Names:

Reston Players.

Subjects:

Theater--Reston (Va.)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Reston Players collection, Collection #C0135, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Nina and Frank Matthews on February 17, 1989.

Processing Information

The Reston Players collection was originally attached to the larger Planned Community Collection currently in the Special Collections Research Center. In 2008 the papers from Reston Players were removed and organized into a separate collection. The old box and folder numbers for each folder are also included as part of the new arrangement.

Processed in December 2008 by Emily Martin. EAD markup completed in December 2008 by Emily Martin.

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Contents List

Series 1: "The Greatest Game in Town", 1966-1969 (1 box)
These files contain a script, photographs and other information related to the play "The Greatest Game in Town."
Box Folder
1 1 Audiotape Reel, 1966
2 Playscript-"The Great Game in Town" by Dorothy Looker with music by Madelyn Sheppard, lyrics and choreography by Evelyn Davis, 1966
150.1
3 Autographed Poster-"The Greatest Game in Town", 1966
150.2
4 Production Photographs, 1966
150.3
5 Financial Report, 1968-1969
150.4
6 Inventory of Collage Items, 1968-1969
150.5
7 Ticket to "The Knack", 1976
Series 2: Scrapbooks, 1979-1983 (1 box)
The series has three scrapbooks with newspaper clippings about different shows the Reston Players performed.
Box Folder
2 1 Scrapbook 1979
2 Scrapbook 1980
3 Scrapbook 1981-1983
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