Tyler Civic Theater Center to observe 65th anniversary

Published on Tuesday, 6 May 2014 22:45 - Written by Staff Reports

Events this week will mark the 65th anniversary of Tyler Civic Theatre Center, Daye Collins, the center’s president announced.

The events are being held in conjunction with the center’s production of “Cheaper by the Dozen.”

A ceremony to unveil a city historical marker in front of the center, 400 Rose Park Drive, is set for 2 p.m. Wednesday. The marker pays tribute to the late Alfred Gilliam, the founding director.

“Sixty-five years ago, Tyler Civic Theatre incorporated and built its home under the direction of Alfred E. Gilliam,” Ms. Collins said. “It only seems fitting that we present a show about family life in the ’20s, because that’s where Tyler’s Little Theatre history begins — in 1927. And a family is what we’ve become.”

Supporters of the theater past and present will be recognized before each performance of “Cheaper by the Dozen.”

Performances of “Cheaper by the Dozen” in the Braithwaite Theater are set for May 9 to 22 and 15 to 18. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.