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P.O Box 62

15841 Manley Road

Manley, NE 68403

The Lofte Community Theatre and Born-In-A-Barn Players are dedicated to providing opportunities for all ages to participate in the creative process and to enjoy the social, artistic, and educational benefits of all art forms.

The Lofte Association, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 corporation.
This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer.


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The Lofte 40+ years of quality entertainment has only been possible thanks to the hundreds of volunteers who have donated their time over the years. Join this wonderful legacy and volunteer during this production season!

Whether you want to help in the front lobby or behind the stage,


You may now sign up for ALL PERFORMANCES at one time!

For regular performance volunteering, choose the show below and click the SignUp Genius logo to sign up for:


  • Door Greeter 

  • Ticket Scanner Leader 

  • Ticket Scanner 

  • Usher Leader 

  • Ushers

  • Parking Leader 

  • Parking Attendant


Calendar Girls
By: Tim Firth | April 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14
The Voice of the Prairie
By John Olive | May 31, June 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9
Gilbert and Sullivan's
The Pirates of Penzance
Book and Lyrics by Sir William Schwenck Gilbert | Music by Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan | July 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28, Aug. 1, 2, 3, 4
Of Mice and Men
By John Steinbeck | Sept. 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15
The 39 Steps

By Patrick Barlow, John Buchan

Oct. 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27

In-Laws, Outlaws, and Other People
(That Should be Shot)

By Steve Franco | 

Dec. 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22


The Jolly Rogers
Get Manley

July 13 at 7 PM

If you wish to put your carpentry skills to work and help with stage construction, contact Director Kevin Colbert:

If you are interested in becoming a stage manager, a stage hand, or running the light or sound board, also contact Director 

Kevin Colbert:

If you wish to put your sewing, costuming, hair styling, or make-up skills to work, contact Head Costumer Janet Sorensen:

If you would like to sign up to the Lofte's Volunteer E-mail List and receive updates on volunteer opportunities, please contact Volunteer Coordinator

Ross Mumford: