About Us

The mission of the Mount Vernon Lisbon Community Theatre (MVLCT) is to produce quality events and promote the dramatic arts in Mount Vernon, Lisbon and the surrounding area. This is accomplished through cooperative involvement and community interaction that fosters continued growth and development of the dramatic arts.

MVLCT is dedicated to providing quality theatre experiences to actors and audience members of all ages.  We believe that through involvement in theatre, we strengthen our sense of community.

Founded in 1980 by an enthusiastic troupe of volunteers, MVLCT now produces several shows each year, ranging from straight plays up through large scale musicals.  Open auditions are typically held six weeks before productions.  All levels of performance experience are welcome, as well technical experience such as building and painting sets, working backstage, lighting and sound design, and other technical positions.  Everyone is encouraged to get involved!

MVLCT makes its home in the Uptown Theatre at the First Street Community Center located at 221 First Street NE, Mt. Vernon, IA, 52314.