Concord Players
February, 2004

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Greetings Everyone:

Well, since I didn't get any mail saying that I'd flunked "newsletter-101", I guess that means I'm here for a while! Thanks again to Rik Pierce for continuing on as my Partner in Crime.


Announcing Concord Players 2005 productions: Sunday in the Park with George - directed by Celia Couture, Angel Street - directed by Mark Baumhardt, and Memory of Water - directed by Fred Robbins. Looks like it's going to be a full and fun 2005! Anyone interested in helping out with any of these productions, please contact us through our website - Directors of these shows are being invited to speak at the next board meeting, March 16th, so if anyone is interested in how the creative process works, please join us!

"Dinner With Friends" had a great kick-off to it's first performance weekend. A wonderful play with a wonderful cast and crew so please do come and share an evening with all of us! You still have time to see final performances Feb. 20, 21, 22 and 27, 28th.

Seems that 1776 Director Kirsten Gould has been searching for a Thomas Jefferson and rumor has it that she's found him at last! Rehersals have begun for this terrific show.

I promised to keep people up to date on the AACT convention being held June 23-27 at the Park Central Hotel in N.Y. The fun schedule includes, broadway shows, wonderful food, shopping and sightseeing. For more info. contact the AACT office at (512)267-0711 or email

Shana Dirik will be playing "Phyllis" with the Pentucket Players in their production of "Follies" April 22, 23, 24, and 25 at the Rogers Center for the Arts in Andover.

The Concord Players' Annual Meeting is scheduled Sunday, March 21st at 7:00 p.m. come and learn about the community theater process and enjoy some entertainment with "Act Up" after the meeting is over!

Our wonderful Concord Orchestra have their own photos displayed by talented Artist, Pierre Chia at the Emerson Umbrella. Come and see these larger-than-life photos. They are remarkable!

Speaking of photography, Judith Broggi has her exhibit, "SharkDog Series" on display at the Middlesex School in the Cornelius A. Wood Theater Arts Center in Concord until Feb. 29th. Don't worry, you won't get bitten.....they are tame!!!

Any news, info. or comments, please contact me at or you can write me by snail-mail at Lisa Astbury, 8 Spring Lane, Maynard Mass. 01754. Until next month, continue to stay warm by cozying up to a fellow audience member at "Dinner with Friends"!!!

***A special congratulations to Ian Bason and his wife Bridgid who are expecting a bouncing baby boy this summer. What a wonderful way to end our Newsletter!

Take care,

Lisa Astbury.