For twelve weeks each summer, the Kilgore College campus is transformed into a vibrant theatre district that rivals any performance experience found in Dallas, Houston, or even New York City. Celebrating its twenty-fifth season, the Texas Shakespeare Festival (TSF) is again bringing actors, directors, designers, and many other theatre professionals from areas across the country and around the world.
TSF guild charter member Amanda Nobles invites the community to enjoy this exceptional summer theatre season. Shakespeare comedies As You Like It and Two Gentlemen of Verona open this twenty-fifth anniversary season, followed by Moliere's The Learned Ladies. Two by Two, a charming musical tale of Noah and his adventure with God, and this year's children's show, The Tortoise and the Hare, complete the TSF summer season.
In addition to her support for the TSF as a member of the guild, Mrs. Nobles served as volunteer coordinator for the TSF 2010 Gala and Raffle. This event was held to celebrate the TSF silver anniversary and help raise much needed funds for the festival. Mrs. Nobles serves as a member on the Kilgore Main Street Advisory Board, on the board of directors for the Kilgore Historical Preservation Foundation, and belongs to the Friends of the Kilgore Public Library. She is chairman for the Gregg County Historical Commission and vice chairman for the Texas Economic Development Council’s Team Texas. As a member of the Xi Pi Mu Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, Mrs. Nobles has served as both secretary and president.
“Giving of yourself to something or someone about which you truly care is so rewarding. I believe we must give of ourselves to support to support and work for the things about which we truly care,” Mrs. Nobles said. “Preserving our cultural and artistic treasures enhances the region in which we live and broadens our experiences and our understanding.”
Mrs. Nobles was born in Marshall, Texas, and graduated from Marshall High School. She received her bachelor of arts degree from The University of Texas at Austin and is employed as Executive Director for the Kilgore Economic Development Corporation. Mrs. Nobles and her husband of 20 years, Philip, have three adult children and two granddaughters, Darby, 12, and Josie, 2. She is a member of First Presbyterian Church of Kilgore.
“The people of East Texas are great. Working together with other volunteers has given me the opportunity to meet fantastic people and accomplish far more than would be possible by working alone. I have been blessed with some wonderful mentors who have shown me the meaning of volunteerism, and I hope I can give back half as much as I have been given,” Mrs. Nobles said.
To learn more about the TSF summer season, please visit www.texasshakespeare.com