Mill Town Players feeling effects of COVID-19 shutdown

The Mill Town Players recently canceled a highly anticipated production of Simple Man: A Southern Rock Show
and their annual concert, A Pelzer Gospel Homecoming. Both productions help provide funding for other upcoming productions and events.
The current “Stay at Home” situation due to COVID-19 is causing a cash crunch for the local theater company.
“We now have no major income for the next couple of months,” said Executive Director Will Ragland.
“Mill Town Players has no endowment and does not keep a great deal of money in savings. We just paid for the rights to next year’s season ($18,000) and now we stand to lose $25,000 by canceling our next 2 shows. We are officially in crisis mode. Most of our revenue comes in the form of $10 tickets.”
Ragland said Mill Town Players has applied for the COVID-19 ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOAN through the U.S. Small Business Administration and are waiting to hear back.
“Simply put, we need your help”, he said. “Our goal was never to make money. Our passion has always been to offer you the best in live entertainment at affordable prices. If you appreciate what Mill Town Players has done over the past six years, we need your help to keep our doors open. “
If you would like to help,  email Ragland at
or contact by mail: Mill Town Players, PO Box 121 Pelzer, SC 29669.
“Above all, we want you to stay safe and healthy,” Ragland said. “Cherish this time with your family. We hope to see you after all this mess is over. Take care!”
Ragland said he hopes to be able to bring back SIMPLE MAN in a future season!