EMTC brings home awards

Endless Mountains Theatre Company’s Reese Allen and David Schmidt were among the honorees at the NEPTA awards ceremony held Saturday, April 13 in Ehrhardt’s Water Front Restaurant on Lake Wallenpaupack. STAFF PHOTO/STACI WILSON

Endless Mountains Theatre Company’s Reese Allen and David Schmidt were among the honorees at the NEPTA awards ceremony held Saturday, April 13 in Ehrhardt’s Water Front Restaurant on Lake Wallenpaupack. STAFF PHOTO/STACI WILSON

BY STACI WILSON

The Endless Mountains Theatre Company garnered two awards at the annual Northeast Pennsylvania Theatrical Alliance (NEPTA) awards ceremony held Saturday, April 13 in Ehrhardt’s Water Front Restaurant on Lake Wallenpaupack.

Reese Allen took home the “Best Child Actress” award for her role as the young Morella in “Tales of Dark Imagination III.”

David Schmidt, who served as both writer and director of “Tales of Dark Imagination III” was honored for Best Original Prodiuction, as was “The Messenger” by the Worthington Players, of Monroe County.
In addition to EMTC and Worthington, the Alliance is comprised of four other performing groups: Diva Production Company, Lackawanna Co.; Kaleidoscope Players, Monroe Co.; Lakeside Players, Wayne and Pike counties; and Pennsylvania Theatre of Performing Arts, Luzerne Co.

Productions by EMTC in 2012 included a murder-mystery dinner theater, “Murder Me Always;” a one-act Mother’s Day performance of “He’s Having a Baby;” the summer musical, “Into the Woods;” and the drama, “Tales of Dark Imagination III.”

The local company has already kicked off its 2013 season with two sold-out murder-mystery dinner performances of “Death of a Doornail” in Harford and in Great Bend.

Plans for a third performance are in the works.

EMTC plans to stage “The Music Man” as this year’s summer musical. Performances will be held July 26 and 27 at the Montrose High School.

For more information about EMTC or ways you can become involved in this award-winning company, visit www.4emtc.org.