Walpole Children’s Theatre is a specialized group with the sole intention to educate, enlighten, and entertain youths in the local community. It was originally founded in 1969 by a group headed by Robert Cheeseborough, an Emerson College student. The first production consisted of two one-act plays performed at Footlighters Playhouse and Bird Park, both located in Walpole. Throughout the years, WCT has continued to develop and to provide an excellent opportunity for children to learn about the theater arts.
In 1992, several WCT members filed to incorporate the group as a non-profit organization. The intent was to preserve the tradition of children’s theater within the community. WCT continued to provide youths with a rich, well-rounded theatrical experience. They learned about “behind the scene” elements, such as lighting and stage make-up. Since then, WCT has continued to grow and its staff of volunteers has become a family like no other. Most of the volunteers are former WCT members who have grown up with the group and continue to be involved. This is their way of giving back to WCT for all that they received from the experience.
The WCT newsletter, The Spotlight, is published twice a year. It is sent out electronically to the e-mailing list. If you have information you would like included in the newsletter, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.