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The History


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


Friends of the Rylander Theatre

As the Rylander Theatre slowly begins to reopen,
The Friends of the Rylander Theatre
look forward to welcoming new and returning members
back for the 2021-2022 season.
Look for information on upcoming performances
later in Summer 2021.

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: sumterplayers.org.


2020--2021 Season


It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
Sumter Players is planning to produce this show during Christmas time. We are exploring ways to produce the show using either live-stream, podcast or even over the old-fashioned radio.

March 2021

The Lion, the Witch,
& the Wardrobe

May 2021

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!