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Sept, 2001


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Greetings Players,

We would like to remind all of you again about the upcoming auditions for Honk, our fall production. Honk is a show for all ages, with challenging roles for adults. We will be looking for a cast of a dozen or so multi-talented, flexible, and playful actors, most of whom will be cast in multiple roles. There are ample solos, and several production numbers. All auditioners should be strong singers, and dancing skills are a definite plus. Auditions will be held on September 5 and 6, from 7:00 to 10:00 PM, with callbacks on September 9 from 1:30 to 4:30 PM. We will also need at least six fifth grade actors with strong singing and movement skills for the smaller but captivating roles of ducklings and coots. Auditions for children will be held in early October. The rehearsals will be on Sunday afternoons, and Wednesday and Thursday evenings. This is going to be a great show and a lot of fun, especially working with the fabulous directing team of Kirsten Gould and Susan Minor, so we encourage all of you singers and dancers to come and audition. Please look at our web site at HONK! for more information about the show, the roles, and the audition process. Sally Bull, Claiborne Dawes, and Peggy Elliot are producing; feel free to call any of them with questions.

If anyone is interested in working on the production of Side Man please contact the Producer, Gail Gauthier ASAP. We especially need a Set Designer, Set Crew, and someone to do Costumes.

The Fall Huddle will be held on Sunday, October 14, at 7:00 pm. Put this on your calendar and plan to come (and bring a friend or two!). Anyone interested in helping out, please contact Heddie, Leslie Wagner at or Rik at 978-371-7491.

Charlie Atherton is working on a new project for the Players. He is mounting an evening of staged readings of love scenes from various Shakespeare plays. It isn¹t so much a production as it is an opportunity for our members and our supporters to get together for an evening of theater and refreshments. It will be taking place on the evening of January 19th, 2002 at 51 Walden. Anyone who is interested in participating should let Charlie

Here's a note from Rik Pierce: "A few of us met in the greenroom a couple of weeks ago to read Dinner With Friends just for fun. It was such fun that we thought we'd like to continue it, perhaps on a monthly basis, and have set up Sunday, Sept. 9th at 12:00 noon. The play is Gun-Shy by Richard Dresser and can be found in Humana Festival '97 The Complete Plays. The cast consists of 2 couples and one person who plays several small roles who can
be either male or female. Anyone who wants to participate please e-mail me RikP@pobox.com just so we get an idea of how many might be showing up. We will rotate readers with each scene so all will have a chance to shine!"

Please contact Bob Carter if you would be interested in working with him on program ad sales to businesses. This involves more follow up than actual sales, as these are businesses that have advertised with us in the past.

We were very sorry to learn of the death of Jackie Payne in late June, and the Players would like to extend condolences to her husband, Bill. A memorial service will be held at First Parish this autumn.

Louise Hannigan will be moving to Connecticut on September 15, and will be missed by her friends in the Players. Look for her new address in the new membership book when it becomes available.

Speaking of memberships, if you haven't renewed yours yet, it's not too late. The original deadline for inclusion in the membership book was September 1, but that has now been extended to September 30. But don't procrastinate, renew today!

The September Board meeting is being changed, for this upcoming month, to the fourth Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 7:30 in the Green Room, due to Rosh Hashanah. Remember, all Players members are welcome to attend Board meetings, not just Board members.

Cathie Regan is Stage Managing the Publick Theatre's current production of Shakespeare¹s The Winter's Tale. Dorothy Schector's goddaughter, Nancy Carroll, is playing the role of Paulina. Performances are August 29 through September 16, Wednesdays through Sundays , at the outdoor theater in Brighton. Call 617-782-5425 for tickets.

That¹s all the news for now! Please send your news to Sara Ballard, 34 Aurora Lane, Concord, MA 01742, or e-mail to sara@sb.org. The next newsletter deadline is September 26.