Joe McCorkle is the last of the original Charter Member Community Players who brought presentation of plays to Sulphur Springs 35 years ago. Sunday after a matinee staging of Sylvia at the Main Street Theatre, some of the current Community Players bestowed special awards to Joe and Lucy McCorkle. During the event, the auditorium of the theater was named the “Lucy and Joe McCorkle Auditorium”.
At the conclusion of the play, Leah Connor, President of the Board, called for the house lights to be up and proceeded to present a Founders Award to the McCorkle’s in honor of their years of support and work in the theater.
David Woody, Vice-President of Production, said working with Community Player and the theater was one of the best experiences of his life. He said that to work with Joe and Lucy was like working with family. “I have learned and continue to learn” in working with McCorkle according to Woody. Woody said there were times when if he had not had the theater for a place to go and heal he didn’t know what he would have done.