St. Thomas' Pistarckle Theater has brought entertainment to many through its dramatic, musical and comedic productions over the last 20 years. The word "Pistarckle" is derived from a Dutch Creole word, "spektakel." It means "noise or confusion" according to Nicola Emerich, co-founder of the Theater. Nicola (Nikki) Emerich and her husband, architect Brian Emerich, founded the Theater together in 1991. "I have a passion for theater," Nikki explains. "It can be noisy and sometimes confusing, because it's live, but it is not boring.
"We couldn't be doing any of this if it weren't for our wonderful sponsors, supporters - and our dedicated and talented volunteers," Nikki interjects. "The Community Foundation and the East End Rotary are only two of the many funding sources we appreciate and rely on. And we can always use more volunteers. We depend on them to do everything from stage managing to bartending or selling tickets. To show our appreciation, our volunteers see shows for free."
To find out more about Pistarckle Theater's productions and activities call 340-775-7877 or 340-775-7888 or check out www.pistarckletheater.com.