The North DeSoto High PLAYERS theatre troupe received a grant from the DeSoto Arts Council this week. The Arts Council held their annual meeting at the Cook-Hill House in Grand Cane. NDHS Players Theatrical Director Troy Compas accepted the grant from council President Mark Pool.
After the presentation, Compas addressed the group, expressing his appreciation for the financial support for his theatre group. Compas gave a brief history of the group, saying they began in 2000 with the expenditure of a dime at Goodwill to buy their first costume. Since then, Compas said, “We’ve expanded with several productions each year. For our 23rdyear, we are producing a children’s show and a competition show. We are doing Annie and we are getting some of the middle school students involved in the theater program.”
Compas said the program exposes kids to something different, including art, singing, dancing and acting. Productions are put on for the North DeSoto students from kindergarten up to high school. And the public is invited to special performances.
As for the competition show, Compas said, “We have won state nine times over the years. We won district last year to advance to the state competition.”
Dates and information about performances will be announced later in the year.