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August 1, 2005



Auditions for The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde, will be held at 51 Walden Street on Wednesday, August 31, from 7 pm to 10 pm, and Thursday, September 1 from 7 pm to 9 pm. Call backs will also take place on Thursday, from 9 pm to 10:30 pm. Auditioners attending Thursday are asked to arrive no later than 8:30. For further information, click HERE.

It has come to the attention of Rik Pierce, our Web Master Extraordinaire, that much information is missing from our on-line archives, particularly with regard to credits for our technical crews. Members are encouraged to browse through past shows and make sure that they’ve been listed. An email to with the date, play name, and member's function will assure that it is promptly included.

Jay Newlon is Nathaniel Hawthorne, Thomas Caron is Edgar Allan Poe, Peter Yensen is Deacon Tott, and Christopher Lockheardt the Earl of Essex in “Two Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edgar Allan Poe,” this summer’s free outdoor presentation by The Town Cow Theater Company in Anne Chamberlin Park. Performances are August 12 - 28, Fridays and Saturdays at 6 pm, and Sundays at 4 pm. An additional performance will be held on Sunday, September 4, at 2 pm, at The Wayside, Hawthorne’s home, on Lexington Road. For further information telephone (978) 318 - 7979, or visit

The 10th Annual British Theatre Tour to London and Stratford, March 3 - 12, 2006, will feature seven performances, among them “Billy Elliot,” plus guest speakers, lunch and dinner. To be apprized of further details as they develop, call or e-mail Sally Bull, (978) 369 - 2042 /, or Susan Tucker, (978) 369 - 1648 /

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“Whether a comedy should deal with modern life, whether its subject should be society or middle class existence, these are questions purely to the artist’s own choice. Personally I like comedy to be intensely modern, and like my tragedy to walk in purple and to be remote: but these are whims merely.

As for ‘success’ on the stage, the public is a monster of strange appetites: it swallows, so it seems to me, honeycake and hellebore, with avidity: but there are many publics - and the artist belongs to none of them: if he is admired it is, a little, by chance.”

Oscar Wilde

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Thomas Caron, editor