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May 1, 2007




She Loves Me Christmas rush


We hope you’re planning to go see She Loves Me!  Work is progressing beautifully on the show, and the set is, once again, magnificent.  We sat in on a rehearsal, and the music is glorious!  If you fail to see this show, you’ll be sorry!

Heads up, Concord Players!…in an attempt to have our membership book in your hands at the beginning of the coming season, our membership letters will be going out this month.  Replies will be due by June 30 for inclusion in next season’s membership book.  Another call for volunteers – the membership committee would like to expand from three to four, as there are so many projects we’d like to initiate, but lack the manpower.  Please contact Corinne Kinsman, Charlotte Kelley or Marion Pohl if you can help.

Spring cleanup time:  we’re looking for volunteers to help clean up the rest of the downstairs storage areas, some of which are stilll coated with construction dust.  We’re hoping to get started on this soon after strike of She Loves Me.  Date to be announced - please join us even if only for a short time.

The Luther Burbank Middle School in Lancaster, MA, will be presenting  You Ain't Nothing But a Werewolf, directed by Lisa Astbury, with assistant to the director, Linda McConchie.  In addition Shawna O'Brien (Spitfire Grill) will be joining Lisa and Linda as the choreographers.  Show dates are May 4 and 5 at 7PM.  Tickets are $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for students.  Lisa will also be directing our fall production of The Odd Couple.

Thanks and applause for our furniture hunter/gatherers!  Katie Blair, Lori Livermore Hack, and Pat Kane, who have spent many hours shopping.  We now have nice cushy, comfortable and beautiful furniture in the Heddie Kent greenroom for that much needed “catch your breath” time between acts.  Great job, you three!

Charlotte Kelley just completed her run onstage with the Arlington Friends of the Drama, performing as a townsperson in their wonderful production of CarouselEliza Xenakis, our very own Cinderella from last season, played the lead role of Julie.  It was a great production--congratulations to the cast and crew. Members Katie Blair, Gail Bishop-Nessman and Tillie Sweet will be performing in Acme Theater's next production of Catholic School Girls , running May 5 - 26.  Tillie as a nun?? Go see!

I am so impressed by the spirit and dedication of so many people this year, that I am inspired to think a bit beyond the walls.  We are submitting a piece to the EMACT competition in June and Dorothy Schecter has come forward to direct a piece for the Fall Huddle next October; this is an excellent  start.

Next year it is my hope that we  perform more on stage and do more  activities that meet more fully the mandate we state in our by-laws, that is, to educate, experience the performing arts and involve the community. And above all, to have fun "playing" together.

If you would like to act in a shorter piece with less commitment of time, or have been discouraged about not being cast in a major production, or have an urge to try your hand at directing, or have an idea for a workshop (acting, directing, lighting, producing, for example), I would love to discuss it with you.

Bill Maxwell
978 369 5257


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