Reston Players C0135
Published by George Mason University Libraries
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.
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.
Organized into one series.
Collection is open to research.
There are no restrictions.
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.
Reston Players collection, Collection #C0135, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.
Donated by Nina and Frank Matthews on February 17, 1989.
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.