Valrico's James McCabe playhouse inspires a community's love of theater

The James McCabe Theater, home of the Village Players, houses the plays of modern day and some from long ago.  The building itself was built in 1915 and was originally the home of the Valrico Civic Club.  Today, the site is the home of theatrical productions with dedicated actors, Broadway shows, and amateur artists. The building was deeded to the Village Players in 1994 and remains a historical site with a heart that belongs to the community.

As I climbed the concrete stairs to the theater, cats scattered from the giant front porch.  The honorary pets have made the theater's surrounding area their home, finding food and affection from the actors. The nostalgic atmosphere spills from front door, hinting at the aura of coziness that lies within the white brick walls.