It is hard to imagine Stained Glass Playhouse with Alvin Ray Tyndall, founding Artistic Director and the heart, soul, and backbone of our organization. Many of our frequent patrons remember him as the jovial presence waiting at the top of the stairs in front of the entrance, eager to greet them and welcome them to our theatre.
Sadly, Alvin passed away on the morning of Sunday, March 24, 2019. In memory of his passing, we dedicated our 2019-2020 Season to him.
We would like to express our deepest thanks for the outpouring of support and kind words we've received from our friends, our family, and our community. Alvin reached so many people and treated no one like a stranger. We are in awe -- though not surprised -- of the number of stories and tributes that have been shared by those whose lives he touched.
In addition to being our Artistic Director, Alvin performed for The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem, Kernersville Little Theater, Summer Festival and many other theatrical groups. Here at Stained Glass Playhouse he directed over twenty shows, including 1776, Brigadoon, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Mahalia, Hello Dolly, The Sound of Music (twice), Man of La Mancha, Fiddler on the Roof, Godspell, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Home, A Raisin in the Sun (twice), and Camelot. His favorite roles on stage include Benjamin Franklin in 1776 and King Herod in Jesus Christ Superstar. Alvin also served as Chairman of Pastor-Parish Relations, Financial Secretary, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, and Lay Servant for Marvin United Methodist Church.
Please join us in remembering Alvin. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
"What would posterity think we were? Demi-gods? We're men, no more, no less..."
- Benjamin Franklin, "1776"