Celebrating 60 Years Of Local Theater

Theater: A History of The Sharon Playhouse

The Cast of “The Circle” by Somerset Maugham outside the early Sharon Playhouse and converted stable in 1952. Helen Kingstead Cornell is seated center in a white shirt. To her left is her husband Gerald Cornell.

In the 1930s a group of Sharon residents decided to form a play-reading group for their own enjoyment. Soon, however, it was attracting a neighborhood audience.  This fledgling effort was the first indication that Sharon’s destiny was to become a theater town.

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