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November 1, 2005




This is the week that The Concord Players will win an Oscar - Wilde, that is, for Best Performance by a cast of first-rate farceurs in The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People. The ever-relevant and quintessential satire of haught politesse and hanky-panky parades our boards in the persons of Kendall Hodder, Jay Newlon, Pamela Dritt, Shawna O’Brien, Kristen Dattoli-Orfanos, Lisa Astbury, Ben Layman, Bill Maxwell, and Graham Walker, directed by Mario Salinas, and produced by David Atwood, Peggy Elliot, and Cheri Fletcher. Join us for our opening night gala on Friday, November 4, and celebrate the launching of our 86th season!

Harry Schecter, longtime Concord Player and indispensable sound man, died Wednesday, October 5 at the age of 93. Harry and Dorothy, the ultimate husband-wife team, collaborated on many Concord Players' productions, with Dorothy often directing, and Harry spending countless hours devising perfect and precisely cued music and sound effects. Gifts in Harry's memory may be made to the Concord Players, PO Box 22, or to Orchard House, 399 Lexington Rd., Concord, Ma 01742.

“The Lord in heaven bless thee, noble Harry! God-a-mercy, old heart!”

Lida McGirr is Bessie and Tillie Sweet is Dr. Charlotte in the Winchester Players production of “Marvin’s Room,” November 4, 5, 11, and 12 at 8 p.m. and November 6 at 4 p.m. at the Winchester Unitarian Church, 478 Main Street, Winchester. Visit

Lis Adams is performing in “Prelude to a Kiss” at the Hovey Players in Waltham, November 4 through the 19. Further information may be found at

The AYTB Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Jared Rainier’s “The 4th Nail” at the Devanaughn Theatre in Boston’s South End. Chuck Schwager plays a man who commits a heinous crime in his youth but later becomes a minister, only to find that the past is never past. The play is a thoughtful meditation on faith, redemption, wrath and love. It is not suitable for children. November 4th through the 20th, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 2 PM. Tickets are $15 each and may be ordered at, or contact Chuck at The theater is located at 791 Tremont Street at the Piano Factory.

Shana Dirik is Nicky and Candy Goff is Debra in “Smell of the Kill,” a twisted tale of desperate housewives and attempted murder at The Burlington Players, November 4 through the 19th. Go to for tickets and more information.

John Small will be performing in two shows this fall. On November 18 and 19, John will play the part of Marshall Brown in The Nashoba Players' production of “The Award Show.” For show times or to order tickets, visit their web site at, or call (978) 392-8555. On December 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, and 17, John will appear as The Ghost of Jacob Marley in Theatre III's production of “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens. For times and tickets, visit their web site at, or call 978-263-9070.

Mark Nimar is Cogsworth in the Concord Youth Theatre production of Walt Disney's “Beauty and the Beast.” The show opens December 2nd at the Sanborn Auditorium and Performance Center in Sanborn Middle School in Concord, and continues through the 3rd, 4th, 9th, 10th and 11th. For details and tickets go to

Nancy Tutunjian (Berger) is the soloist for this year’s Concord Band and Orchestra’s Christmas Concert, a fun, festive evening of holiday music - Christmas, Hanukkah, Sacred and Secular! Friday, December 9th and Saturday, December 10th at 8:00 p.m., 51 Walden Street, Concord, MA.. Tickets are $18.00 and include snacks and beverages. For information and reservations call (978) 897-9969.

Katy Blair worked in Martin Scorsese’s “The Departed” in Boston and “The Brotherhood” in Rhode Island. She’s also acting in two Emerson College student films.

Time to sign up up for the 10th Annual Concord Players’ Showbus Tour to London and Stratford, England, March 3 - 12, 2006. Participants will attend seven performances, including the acclaimed “Billy Elliot.” For details telephone or e-mail Sally Bull at (978) 369 - 2042;, or Susan Tucker, (978) 369 - 1648;

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“America had often been discovered before Columbus, but it had always been hushed up.”

“Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.”

“Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.”

“Genius is born - not paid.”*

“Illusion is the first of all pleasures.”

“Morality, like art, means drawing a line someplace.”

“Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow.”

“The aim of life is self-development. To realize one's nature perfectly - that is what each of us is here for.”

“The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.”

- Oscar Wilde

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