Tent Troupe, Highland Park, Endwell, NY

July 6, 2011

Here’s my YouTube video of the children’s matinee performance from Tent Troupe in Highland Park in Endwell, NY:

Tent Troupe’s website

from the website:

The Story Behind Tent Troupe

Tent Troupe began in 1970 with a small tent, a bare plywood stage, and the audience sitting on the ground. Though the number of tents has grown, the stage has been replaced, the technical system has been updated and our audience sits on chairs, the enthusiasm of the audiences and participants remains the same.

Tent Troupe is the only traveling summer tent theater of its kind in North America. Over the more than three decades, Tent Troupe has visited 29 states and Canada, approximately 375 different towns and touched the lives of more than 230,000 people. On the road, troupers and staff experience life as an expression of their faith in Jesus Christ and share their “ministry by example” with all they meet along the way. They not only perform for hundreds of people, but they also erect and strike nearly two tons of tent, pack and unpack four truck loads of equipment, prepare their meals and participate in family meetings and daily devotions. Each day there are two shows, a matinee for children and a full length evening presentation. The shows are carefully selected with the intention of making audiences think about some of the basic questions encountered in life. The plays focus on people who, by their lifestyles, make audiences consider challenging questions as they leave our tent.

No admission is charged for either show. Troupers and their families raise their own funds to guarantee their basic expenses. A freewill donation is accepted at intermissions.


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