This post is the theater and murals from The Players Club.
The Players, founded in 1911. This club house was built in 1926.
William E. Kapp: Architect
Corrado Parducci: Stone Sculptor
Paul Honore: Muralist
Sixteenth century English Renaissance.
Continuous use as a playhouse throughout its entire history.
I apologize for not having my regular camera, these are with a point and shoot. You can get the idea of the pure majesty of this place enough from these snapshots, it really is incredible.
Flats and rigging
Here is a charcoal drawing of one of the Players formal black tie events held in the theater. The events are every bit as formal today.
This is a similar viewpoint to the drawing.
This is looking toward the front above the stage.
This is the Paul Honore mural that got the $2000.00 make over. What a powerful image.
This urn contains ashes of former Players !
Let’s take a look back stage
You can visit the Players Club website by clicking here, learn more about them and maybe stop by and see a show. Definitely one of Detroit’s jewels.
If you look close on this dingy Google Maps image, you can see the restoration scaffolds, and you can even tell that a few of the Parducci grotesques are missing.