Concord Players
Oct-Nov 2004

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Greetings All

I hope that your summer was full of sun and fun. Now it's time to dig out our sweaters and coats but don't will be a cozy fall with the start of our Fall Open House - "The Huddle" on Sunday, Oct. 3rd at 7:30 p.m. Please come and welcome in the cool, crisp days ahead! We'll have a wonderful array of things happening, including a one act, 10 minute play entitled "The Test" written by Ed Bander and Lida McGirr. This one act play is filled with the antics of love and romance in the golden years and stars Ron Brinn, Tillie Sweet and Laura Sweet and is directed by Lis Adams. Please bring a friend and help us enjoy the approaching season the right way!!!

We have cast our wonderful production of "Sunday in the Park with George", directed by Celia Couture and have begun rehersals for this gorgeous show. What a spectacular group of talented actors! You don't want to miss this beautiful and stunning production. Performance dates are Nov. 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 @ 8pm and Nov. 14, 21 @ 2pm. Please log on our website and check out our wonderful new cast!!!

The set construction is coming along nicely also, thanks to the design of Doug Cooper and the oversight of Thomas Sikina and Artty Kinsman. We are even collaborating with three area artists, M. A. Bramhall, Jane Cooper and Wayne Geehan to effectively recreate the pointillist art of George Seurat. We are still looking for extra help with the set construction of this show. Anyone who wants to vent out some artistic talent, please contact Marlene Mandel at 978-369-5589 or or Sheryl Peters at 978-369-8211 or for information. We could use the extra help as this production is very detailed in set design work.

Camp Concord Players, aka The Town Cow Theater Company, had its most successful summer yet with its free, outdoor production of William Shakespeare's rarely seen "King John," which featured eleven - count 'em - eleven members of The Concord Players in its cast. Myron Feld, Peter Yensen, Lida McGirr, Lis Adams, Thomas Caron, Kevin Shoemaker, John McAullife, Chuck Schwager, Jay Newlon, Pamela Dritt, and Adam Winegarden delivered a knock-out performance in Chamberlin Park in Concord Center, on an impressive staircase built by David Atwood

"The Soldier's Tale" by Igor Stravinsky will be performed through a collaboration of The Concord Septet and The Town Cow Theater Company at 51 Walden Street on October 17, at 1:00 pm. Conducted by Alan Yost and directed by Thomas Caron, this special piece features the talents of Thomas Caron, Myron Feld, Giselle Ganz and Jay Newlon. As a companion piece, "Walton's Facade," a musical presentation of short poems, will be performed by The Concord Septet and Myron, Giselle and Jay.

We are also still seeking producers for our spring production of "The Memory of Water". If anyone is interested, please contact Jean Devine at 617-484-2802 or and she will give you more details.

Well, Shana Dirik is having alot of nun..........I mean FUN in QP's production of "Nunsense" playing Mother Superior!!! Judy Forgione is also in the cast. The show opened Sept. 10th and runs through Oct. 2nd.

Our congratulations to Leslie Wagner who has been cast in the Burlington Players production of "The Memory of Water". The play runs from Nov. 5th to 20th. Check for more information.

There will be a day of workshops sponsored by EMACT on Oct. 9, at the Bedford High School. Please check EMACT's website for more info.


Chuck Schwager will be playing Duncan & Siward in SHAKESPEARENOW's production of "Macbeth". ShakespeareNow is a professional company dedicated to presenting the Bard's work to school groups. Performances are from Nov. 3rd to Nov. 23rd.

Eric Ruben will be playing Brad at the Footlight Club's production of "Rocky Horror Picture Show" Oct. 29, 30, 31 and Nov. 5, 6, 12 and 13 in Jamaica Plain. You can contact Eric on his website for ticket info.

Lis Adams makes me tired just writing this! She is a very busy gal with the performance of "A Piece of my Heart" directed by Lida McGirr @ the Center of Arts in Natick, Oct. 1,3, 8 and 10. Our own Rick Shamel will be the Light designer for this production. She continues on by singing with the Liberty Belle Chorus, an a cappella group on Oct. 17 @ 2pm at the Lexington High School and then joins Lida McGirr in reading an original play entitled "The Next Big Thing" at a short Play Festival Oct. 22, @23 @ Arlington Center for the Arts.

Well.........I think the fall is going to be a busy and fun one! Please email me for any newsletter announcements or comments @ and don't forget to use the word "newsletter" under the subject title.

See you at the Fall Huddle!!!

Lisa Astbury