SAVE THE DATE
The Annual Meeting of The Concord Players is Sunday, March 20, 7 p.m. at 51 Walden. We will announce our 2016-17 season.
PDSC HAS BEEN HARD AT WORK
addition to this year's Play and Director Selection Committee having
pored over a multitude of scripts, they have recently completed their
interviewing of potential directors as part of the process of putting
together a 2016-17 season to present to the Board of
Directors. This exciting season will be announced at the March
Annual Meeting. Chairperson Craig Howard would like to send many thanks
to his committee members, Russ Gannon, Laura Gouillart, Michale McGarty,
Jay Newlon, and Jennifer Shea for all the time, effort and thought that
they've put into their recommendations for the coming stage season!
AMADEUS IS CAST!
The cast for Amadeus has been announced and includes some familiar faces: John Alzapiedi,
John Small, Tom Sullivan, Kent Miller, Al Franchi, Connie Benn, Jon
Saul, Kate Beattie, Lisa Pierce-Goldstein, Jim Curley and Susan
Ellsworth. They will be joined by some new players: Alicia O'Dwyer, Dan
Kelly, Carolyn Schwartz, Margaret Healey, and Joel Hersh. Kirsten
Gould is at the helm bringing this Tony-award winning play to life on
the Concord stage.
OFFICE RENO CONTINUES APACE
continues on the office update project. Filing away of past minutes,
budgets, producer's reports, etc. continues. In addition to the
printer/copier that was installed in the fall, wi-fi has been added, so
now we'll be able to access the outside world from inside the
building. A request to former producers, presidents and
secretaries: if you are holding documentation from your tenure, let us
know and we will add it to the collection.
CALLING ALL HISTORIANS!
the 100th anniversary a mere four years away, the archives need
attention. Please let Tracy Wall know if you would like to work on
sorting and organizing our vast collection of articles, posters and
|AWARD-WINNING PROOF OPENS SOON!
It's February, and that means it's time for our mid-winter show. Proof, which won both the Pulitzer Prize and a Tony award for Best Play, will grace the stage at 51 Walden weekends February 12-27.
Directed by Nancy Curran Willis (who also directed last spring's production of Kiss Me Kate), Proof is the story of a daughter whose brilliant mathematician father has
recently died. A graduate student of his, going through his papers,
discovers a landmark proof, and she fights to prove authorship even as
she struggles to deal with her father's legacy of genius and mental
The talented cast--Will Dalley as
Robert, the father; Kelsey Bevins as Catherine, his daughter; Shawna
Ciampa as Claire, her sister; and Ryan MacPherson as Hal, the grad
student--will pull you in and make you forget the cold outside.
Buy your tickets to opening night and join us for the Opening Night
Gala, a spectacle of food and drink. Tickets can be purchased at the
Players website, or by calling 978-369-2990.
Concord Players will be appearing in the Burlington Players upcoming production of Book of Days by Lanford Wilson. The cast includes Paul Murphy, Stacy Kernweis,
Rachael Rabinovitz, Webb Tilney and Boot Boutwell. The show
runs Feb. 26, 27, Mar. 3-5 and 10-12 at 8 p.m, Feb. 28 at 2
p.m. and Mar. 6 at 7 p.m.
Do you still believe?
Then come out to the Open Door Theater this coming April 1-10, and fly
off to the Neverland of Peter Pan! This musical fairy tale
classic will be presented in the Dragonfly Theater at the R. J. Grey
Junior High School in Acton, MA, and will include an ASL-interpreted
matinee, an autism-friendly matinee, and an audio-described evening
performance. The cast of nearly 90 will feature a number of
Concord Players, in such roles as Captain Hook (Craig Howard), Smee
(Joshua Wright), and, in Hook's crew, Starkey (Brian Kelly) and Mullins
(Michael Ciccolella). Tickets at open-door And yes....Peter and the Darling children WILL fly!
Player Stefanie Cloutier will be appearing in a one-night showing of her original play, Best of The MOMologues,
which she co-wrote with two others. It happens Tuesday, Feb. 9 at Club
Café; proceeds from the show will go to fund another theatrical
production, Boston Theater Company's Finish Line, a
documentary theater piece on the Boston Marathon bombings. Proceeds
from that show will go to the charitable foundations set up by the
bombing victims, so many others can benefit. It's the power of positive