ETC is Cumberland's arts council, incorporated in 1990 as a nonprofit organization for the visual and performing arts. It is headquartered at the Cumberland Arts Center, a former Catholic church just north of downtown on Second Avenue, the community's main street. The building was given to ETC by the Ruppel family, and performances take place in the 120-seat Ruppel Family Theater. The all-volunteer organization derives its revenue from events, such as plays and concerts, from memberships and donations.


News and Upcoming Events

Caught in the Net

by Ray Cooney
Thu Fri Sat September 29 - October 1, 7pm
Thu Fri Sat October 6-8, 7pm
Sun October 9, 2pm

The sequel to Run for Your Wife finds the bigamist taxi driver John Smith (Phil Warner) still keeping his two families in different parts of London, both happy and blissfully unaware of each other. However, his teenage children, a girl from one family (Hannah Paul) and a boy from the other (Jeremy Westin), have met on the Internet and are anxious to meet in person since they have so much in common name, surname and taxi driving dad! Keeping them apart plunges John into a hell hole of his own making. His lodger Stanley (Carl Liden) could be a savior, but he is about to go on holiday with his decrepit old father (Roger Sweeney) who turns up thinking he is already at the guest house. The situation spirals out of control as John juggles outrageously with the truth.

Dashing Through The Snow

Auditions: October 3-4, 6pm
Performances: December 8-10, 15-18

Its four days before Christmas in the tiny town of Tinsel, Texas, and a colorful parade of eccentric guests arrive at the Snowflake Inn and deck the halls with holiday hilarity. Trina, the harried yet upbeat innkeeper of this B&B, has more than she can handle coping with these nuttier-than-a-fruitcake lodgers. Hoyt and his sister, Donna Jo, make the mistake of trying to end a thirty-year feud between their curmudgeonly aunts, Ennis and Della, with sidesplitting results. Ainsley and Lenora, self-involved actors from a lower-than-low-budget touring production of A Christmas Carol, descend on the Inn to fulfill a promise, leaving comedic chaos in their wake. Add to this Yuletide mayhem an ill-advised romantic rendezvous between Mrs. Claus and one of Santas elves, a demanding guest who refuses to leave, not to mention a tipsy housekeeper, and its clear it will take more than a kiss under the mistletoe to keep Trinas spirits merry and bright. But a spur-of-the-moment Christmas Eve wedding that brings together the fabulous Futrelle sistersHoney Raye, Twink, Frankie and Rhonda Lynnand their best friend, Raynerd, takes a surprising and delightful turn that leads to a laugh-'til-your-sides-ache climax, changing all their lives forever. Youll swear this family-friendly Jones/Hope/Wooten Christmas comedy is more fun than a joyride in a one-horse open sleigh!

55th Annual Community Choir Christmas Concert

Sunday, Dec 11, 2pm & 4pm
St Paul Lutheran Church

Come and enjoy our Cumberland tradition, as you prepare for the Christmas season. The Men's Chorus will be directed by Jeremy Westin and Beth McClain is directing the Women's Chorus. Accompanists are Laura Lindquist and Sandy Miller.

John Westin is directing the Concert Chorus. John has announced his retirement, so this will be his last year on the podium. Perhaps this gives you special impetus to come to the concert and thank John for his fifty plus years of being part of the choir and his several decades of directing.

Choir Members and New Choir Members
Cumberland Music Club welcomes old and new members to come sing with us. Rehearsals begin on Monday, October 3, 7 PM, at St Paul Lutheran and following Mondays.

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