Highlights from the Newsletter

  May, 1998
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PRODUCERS STILL NEEDED for next season's shows: Wait Until Dark, directed by Dave Sheppard and A Funny Thing Happened On The Way to the Forum, directed by Sharon Bisantz. Please call Marlene Mandel, or any other member of the Executive Committee, please! Kudos to Len Clarke and Laurie Sweet who will be producing Sylvia to be directed by Joesph Zamparelli, Jr.

NAMES ABOUT TOWN: Claiborne Dawes' first book entitled, A Different Drummer, subtitled Thoreau and Will's Independence Day is an introduction to Thoreau for ages 8 and up. It is about a (fictitious) boy who accompanies Thoreau on his now-famous move to Walden Pond on July 4, 1845. The wonderful illustrations are by Steve Moyle. There will be a book-signing at the shop at Walden Pond on June 7 and another at the Concord Bookshop on June 20. Julie Dapper appeared as Ouisa in the recent Burlington Players production of Steel Magnolias. Mark your calendars for Orpheus Descending -- to be presented by the Boston Actors Ensemble at the Black Box Theatre adjacent to the Huntington Theatre at 242 Huntington Avenue on June 12,13,18,19,20 at 8pm and on June 14 and 21 at 7pm -- very briefly featuring Joe Zamparelli, Jr. and Lida McGirr as Pee Wee and Woman.

EMACT UPDATE: Concord's entry to the EMACT festival in the Irish play, At The Hawk's Well, by William Butler Yeats. Our EMACT time slot will be on Saturday afternoon May 30, 1998 at Brandeis University. Please plan to come and cheer on your fellow Concord Players memebers. If you can't make it to Brandeis, then come see our grand dress on Tuesday night, May 26 at 51 Walden Street. Both our production and the show that Jackson Royal is bringing from the Boulevard Players will be previewing that night.

SPRING FROLIC, June 5. Come join us for some fun entertainment and the FAMOUS STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE! If you are interested in being part of the entertainment -- singing, dancing, cavorting, pontificating -- call Kate Blair at 369-5680. Rehearsals will be June 2 at the Tricon Church, 54 Walden, and June 3 at 51 Walden, both at 7:30pm. All are welcome!

FOPAC REPRESENTATIVE to represent the Concord Players for a 3-year term is Rick Shamel. Cathy Chick says they "will miss Bill Smith," but are delighted to have Rick aboard.

WEB PAGE. Rik Pierce has been putting together a Web Page for the Concord Players at http://home.att.net/~rik-pierce/index.html. Email him with your input. One suggestion was that people be able to go through the FOPAC web Page and click on several places to get them to the Players' site. This way we can also check out other events that are happening at 51 Walden. Good one!

SPECIAL THANKS to Ms. Les J. Miller for her very generous contribution to The Concord Players, Inc.

LIFE-SIZE PUPPETS at 51 Walden on June 6 at 7:30pm in the performance of Dragon's Daughter. Adults $8, children under 12, $5.


Sadly, this is my last newsletter. Claiborne Dawes, who recently produced the very successful Oklahoma!, is back on board to do the newsletter. Please send your news to Claiborne Dawes, 29 Munroe Place, Concord, MA 01742. Deadline is the thrid Tuesday of the month. See you around the neighborhood and beyond. Thanks for reading and for sending your news and notes!!