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The History


Opened in 1921, closed for 40 years... then a total renovation in 1999.


Friends of the Rylander Theatre

The Friends of the Rylander Theatre strive for excellence in preservation and programming for our historic venue.  Become a member or donate today to aid in their mission.

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Sumter Players

sumterplayerlogoAmericus' and Sumter County's Community Theatre!


Moller Organ

The 1928 restored Moller theater pipe organ. It is one of only two theater pipe organs in Georgia theaters.



Sumter Players, Inc., are the official community theatre of Americus and Sumter County, and the Rylander Theatre is proud to partner with this local theatrical group as a venue for all of their main stage performances.

For more information on Sumter Players, please visit their website:


2021-2022 Season


Driving Miss Daisy

September 2021

The Lion, The Witch,
& The Wardrobe

December 2021

Tuck Everlasting

March 2022

Information on auditions and directing opportunities can be found either on the Sumter Players website (listed above) or on their Facebook page.


Join the Sumter Players!