Seventeen years of Toby. ▪ 2007-2023

A Writer's MInd

A Writer's Mind

Rider Wright has to write a short story for school, or he'll fail out and have to get a job. His buddy, Julius, comes by to help, but he doesn't have any ideas... and there are so many distractions! Screaming kids, annoying cartoons, video games that have to be played, not to mention the endless TikToks! Things get so bad, they even turn to AI for help, but is that really the help they need? Will Rider write his own story, or will the AI take over?

This inventive tale was written by two of our Young Rivertime Players, Houston Starrett and Jacob King.

Misery at the Hangar


Rivertime Players are excited to announce our next show Misery by William Goldman, based on the novel by Stephen King. There will only be one weekend of performances March 31 and April 1 at 7 pm, and April 2 at 2 pm. Tickets will be available at the door 30 minutes beore curtain, online ticket sales will begin March 13 at 10 am. Visit the show page for more information.

2022 Toby Show

Rivertime Players are excited to announce that we will be staging our annual Toby Show on September 30th and October 1st, 7th, 8th, 14th and 15th. Join us for our sixteenth year of bringing Toby to Parsons as we bring back a favorite show Lead Petunias.

Lead Petunias

Steel Magnolias A Smash

Steel Magnolias

Steel Magnolias was a big hit as our spring show at The Hangar PAC with a Sold Out performance during a blizzard. For information on the show, click here

City & Rivertime Players Awarded Grant

Rivertime Players partnered with the City of Parsons, Decatur County Chamber of Commerce, and UT Martin Parsons Center to apply for a Creative Placemaking grant. A press release from the Tennessee Arts Commission on June 16 annouced the award of the grant. The funds will be used to install curtains in our new performance space. Read the press release by clicking here.

Bridges Inducted into Toby Hall of Fame

Induction into Toby Hall of Fame

Rivertime Players are proud to announce that on Sunday, April 19th, 2015 Shane Bridges was inducted into the Toby Hall of Fame at The Theatre Museum of Repertoire Americana in Mt. Pleasant, IA. The museum is dedicated to tent shows, showboats, chautauquas, and medicine shows. You can read the article in The News Leader by clicking here. Congratulations, Shane!

Specialty License Plates Support the Arts

Rivertime Players promotes the purchase of Tennessee Specialty Arts License Plates. On average 80% of Tennessee Arts Grants are funded by the purchase of Specialty License Plates. For more information about Tennessee Specialty Arts Plates, click on the license plate image.

Specialty Plates
Tennessee Arts Commission
TN 4 Arts
Americans 4 Arts
The Theatre Museum