ye, hear ye! In conjunction with the Concord Center Holiday Open House,
join the Concord Players for our annual Winter
Welcome! Tonight, Thursday
Dec. 1, 2005, following the lighting of the tree in Monument Square.
The revels begin at 51 Walden Street, at approximately 6:45 p.m. It's
a not-to-missed, free event for the whole family, featuring Madrigal
Singers, Sword Dancers, and St. George & the Dragon, with Mummers
Michael Salerno as St. George, Chuck
Holleman as the Dragon, David
Gould as Father Christmas, Tim Jacoby as The Dark Knight, Pamela
Dritt as the Fool, Myron Feld as Doc Ball, Lenny
Megliola and Pilar Broggi as the Hobby Hos, and Tom
Sullivan as Beelzebub. A splendid time is
guaranteed for all!
In The Wings extends its congratulations to the cast of The
Spitfire Grill, newcomers all to The Players. Our February musical by musical
by James Valcq and Fred Alley features Shonna
McEachern, Valerie Eaton, Sarah Telford, Sean McLaughlin, Liz Bishop, and Tom
Denis Fitzpatrick and Music Director Mario
Cruz are still looking for
an actor with a “solid folk/rock voice with and edge” (top ‘G’)
to play the part of out-of-work quarryman Caleb Thorpe. If that’s
you, contact producers Sally Bull (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Marlene
Small will materialize as the season’s most raucous
revenant, The Ghost of Jacob Marley, in Theatre III's production of
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, on December 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11,
16, and 17. For times and tickets, visit their web site at www.theatreiii.org,
or call 978-263-9070.
The Concord Band's
annual Holiday Pops concerts will be held at 51 Walden Street on Friday,
December 9th and Saturday, December 10th at 8 p.m. The cabaret style show
features traditional holiday music. Guest vocalist Nancy
Tutunjian Berger will perform with the Concord Band and lead
the audience in a holiday sing-along. For reservations, call (978) 897-9969,
or visit the Concord
Band Website .
Orchard House is planning a showbus to attend the Boston presentation
of Little Women at the Opera House on Saturday, January 14, 2006. For
further information call (978) 369-4118.
The Concord Preservation Commission will sponsor at public hearing
at 51 Walden Street on November 29. Save the date and plan to
attend to hear the latest news of FOPAC’s plans for renovation.
to save is March 19, 2006, when the Players' will hold their Annual
Meeting. Any ideas for entertainment? Contact
Laura Sweet, Special Events Chair at email@example.com
“A few weeks ago, a twenty-seven year old woman doing a doctoral
thesis on some phase of medieval history came to seek my advice. I
asked, ‘What’s the matter?’ and she said, ‘I’m
a failure.’ It was by no means the first time I had heard the
same sorry phrase from someone under thirty.
that prompted her to speak of herself to me like that must not be confused
with humility. I was outraged by her self-abasement. For me, the blessing
of life is in living it. Life’s sorrows
are not accidents, they are part of the process and texture of existence.
It is natural to fear pain, though it is not always good to avoid it.
We should not be afraid to die, though it is right that we seek to
postpone death as long as possible. If life is a struggle, it is nevertheless
one we must engage in with ardor. At worst my own nature echoes the
Jewish proverb, ‘A man should go on living, if only to satisfy
This however, is not exactly what I tell visitors like the young woman
with the thesis. I tell them about those who have ‘made it’ comparatively
late in life. I warn them first against the American mania of instantly ‘making
it’ - everyone wants to get everything so fast. Her
fixation on success might be called the dementia Americana.
It stemmed from blindness to the fact that all people are famous.
We are all chips off the same block. Our separateness is the definition,
the proof, of our livingness. As individuals we are heirs of eons of
life; we are inextricably enmeshed in every part of it. We are bits
of the ineffably mysterious and magnificent universe. We have only
to strive to live as completely as our endowments permit (in doing
so, we increase them) and to take pleasure and pride in them. Even
the inevitable suffering of life, implicit in our being separate from
the all, must be embraced not with resignation, but with joy. Living
is its own reason.
We must shape
our daily lives and spirits the way the artist shapes his memory and
imagination and creates his work from them. Enjoying or enduring the
present, preparing for the future, we should also look back, far back.
Our experience is part of the wider experience of our day, of bygone
ages. How can we be ‘small’ in such company!
We are all historical figures.”
“All People Are Famous”
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deadline for In The Wings is the third Tuesday of every month.