|PLAYERS SCOOP UP MORE EMACT DASH NOMINATIONS|
The Concord Players gathered much- deserved nominations for DASH Awards from EMACT for their 2010-11 season:
Players want to thank everyone who participated in each of these
shows, and extend congratulations to those who graced our stage this
last year, as well as to all of our theater compatriots acknowledged
for their fine work in this past season.
- Susan Tucker for Best Lighting Designer in a Play for Breaking Legs, and Best Stage Manager in a Musical for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
- Linda McConchie for Best Set Dressing and Best Prop Coordination
in a Play for Breaking Legs
- Leslie Wagner for Best Supporting Actress in a Play for Crossing Delancey
- Alexandra Corwin for Best Lead Actress in a Play for Breaking Legs
- Dave Sheppard for Best Set Dressing in a Musical for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.
CONCORD ARTS LOSE TWO KEY PLAYERS
Read Albright, long- time Player, died July 16, age 72, at his home in Billerica. Read appeared with The Players in Our Town, Scenes from American Life, Thurber Carnival, My Fair Lady, Much Ado About Nothing, and The Visit.
He taught English at the Fenn school from 1964 to 2002 and was was for
35 years head coach of the school's eighth- and ninth-grade football
varsity. In 2003, the school's football field was named in his honor.
died on July 8, in Durham NC. He was on the FOPAC Board and was a
great champion of 51 Walden, The Players and the Orchestra. There was
no funeral, as his widow Teri Stokes preferred to celebrate Peter's
life instead. A private family service took place at Sleepy Hollow
Cemetery. The family suggests that donations in lieu of flowers be made
to Friends of the Performing Arts in Concord (FOPAC) P. O. Box 251,
Concord MA 01742.
TRAVELING PLAYERS TRIUMPH
Concord Traveling Players, consisting of Sandy Armstrong, Bill
Maxwell, Rik Pierce, Dorothy Schecter, Tillie Sweet, and Robert Runck,
performed to an enthusiastic audience at Maynard Council on Aging
August 2. After much laughter for selections from Arsenic and Old Lace, Harvey, and I'm Herbert,
the audience treated the Traveling Players to a standing ovation--and
even a luncheon afterwards, with an invitation to return. The best
audience ever for our Traveling Players!
|MARK THE DATE FOR A NEW|
AND DIFFERENT EXPERIENCE
Saturday, September 17, at 3:00 at 51 Walden, The Concord Players
Players Edge will present a free performance of a play called Improvisation, or the Shepherd's Chameleon,
by the Rumanian-born French playwright Eugene Ionesco. The performance
will star Gordon Ellis, Tom Large, Jay Newlon, John Pease and Mark
Soucy, and is directed by Robert Runck.
In this play, like his others, Ionesco treats the universe of his
characters as absurd. His first play, The Bald Soprano, made
him internationally famous. He went on to write more than twenty plays.
In the play you will see, Ionesco spoofs his own experiences as a
playwright confronted by various academic critics and their views of
The Players Edge series is
the brain-child of Robert Runck and Jay Newlon, president of the
Players. With the support of the board of directors, they intend the
series to be an extension of the main season of The Players, in order
to create the opportunity to do plays outside the mainstream offerings
of the regular Players season.
AUDITIONS UNDERWAY FOR THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
Auditions and casting are afoot for our fall musical, The Drowsy Chaperone,
directed by Donnie Baillargeon. If you hear the sounds of singing
voices and dancing feet coming out of the halls of the theater at 51
Walden this week, you'll know that a work is in progress. Stay tuned for
the announcement of the cast of talented thespians chosen to present
this Tony award-winning show.
SAVE THE DATE ...
... for the fall Huddle, Sunday, October 16th, at 7 p.m.! Program details to come in later Newsletters.
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER NEEDED!
The producers of Amateurs,
the winter play of the 2011-2012 season, are seeking an Assistant
Stage Manager. If you want to have fun, and learn an important theatre
production skill, call or email Corinne Kinsman at 978-369-1379, email@example.com
SUBSCRIBE TO THE NEW SEASON ...
and save close to 20% on the ticket prices, along with a choice of
seats. After August 1, a subscription for the three shows is $50.
(Single ticket prices are $25 for The Drowsy Chaperone and $19 each for Amateurs and Little Women.) For detailed Subscriber Benefits, go to the Players website concordplayers.org