On any given Saturday night (and some Sundays) in Coquille between Memorial Day and Labor Day, you can experience a trip down memory lane by attending the Sawdust Theatre. The performers refer to themselves as Sawdusters.
Sawdusters, all volunteers, come from many walks of life; teachers, lawyers, homemakers, merchants, and many others comprise the casts and crews. The pleasure of working together and performing for an audience is payment enough for their time and effort. These otherwise sane people practice for months memorizing scripts and rehearsing songs and dance steps for the summer-long performances.