River Parish Community Theatre celebrated their 35th anniversary in 2022. The organization originated in 1987 as St. James Community Theater and in 2017 rebranded as River Parish Community Theatre after a reorganization.
Entergy Corporation recently made a very generous donation to River Parish Community Theatre’s “Raise The Roof” campaign, which is helping the local theatre company replace the roof on its new headquarters in the heart of Reserve. The facility, formerly RTC’s main office, was in need of a new roof in order to be deemed insurable.
“Receiving this donation is both exciting and humbling to us. Not only has Entergy’s generosity put us in position to get the roof started, it also speaks volumes about their commitment to our community and to the work we do for that community”, said RPCT President Sean Roussel. “We are truly grateful to their entire team for this wonderful gesture and investment in us.”
RTC donated the building to the theatre group this past fall. RPCT had begun to renovate and restore the facility even before then. The new roof will allow the next phase of work to begin inside the building, which is being used to store set pieces, props, and costumes, as well as hold meetings for RPCT.