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April, 1999


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ELECTED AT THE ANNUAL MEETING, to one year terms, were: President, Marlene Mandel: 1st Vice President, Katie Blair: 2nd V.P., Diane Statkus: Treasurer, Bill Mason: Secretary, Sally Bull, Elected to the Players' Board for three years were: Artie Kinsman, Bob Carter, Stephanie Cloutier, and Iain Bason. To one year on the board, Jean English. Full steam ahead!!

Also Announced, producers for our 1999-2000 season. To produce Gypsy, Sally Bull, Claiborne Dawes, & Peggy Elliott: a troika. (Will we have fun or what ?) For Our Town, producers are Corinne Kinsman & Bill Mason (undaunted by going solo on Wait until Dark), and for Communicating Doors, one producer is George Funk. How about volunteering to help this pro??

Speaking of Peg Elliott... the woman has energy! She is producing a musical review titled All About Love: the Family for the Lincoln Players, using songs from musical comedy. Dates are May 13, 14, 15 at 8 pm, in Lincoln's Bemis Hall. In the cast are Bob Twomey, Linda McConchie, Ingrid Neri, & Rollin Johnson; Pat Kane is doing costumes. Phone Peggy for tickets.

Paul Murphy (Oklahoma's Curly) is directing You Can't Take It With You for Quanopowitt; dates are April 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 and May 1, 2, 7, 8. Phone 781 942-2212 for tickets.

Tillie and Jack Sweet are in the Acme Theatre's EMACT entry, The Wall: a Pilgrimage by Janice Stuckey, directed by Dave Sheppard; it has the first slot on Friday, May 28th. Also in the cast are Mark Baumhardt and Anna Williams (both from Wait Until Dark) and Sharon Mason.

Also in the Winchester Players' production of Love By The Bolt are Lis Adams and Julie Dapper; see your March newsletter for dates, etc.

Gisele Ganz will be singing with the Boston Community Choir in conjunction with the Tanglewood Chorus at Symphony Hall May 5,6,7, 18, and 19 at 8:00 pm. Also there will be performances on the Esplanade July 3 and 4. Watch for information in the Boston Globe or call Gisele.

AND ... EMACT news - Plan to attend EMACT's festival and support the Players whern they present a scene from Sylvia on Sunday afternoon, May 30. We have the second slot of the preliminary session that begins at noon. This annual event is fun, entertaining, and, yes, even inspiring. You get to see what other community theatres are doing. The Festival takes place May 28-30 at the Spingold Theatre at Brandeis in Waltham. Tickets prices are $12 for each preliminary session (one Friday evening, 7:00 pm Full festival pass in $55. Call the EMACT hotline (978-772-2989) for information or to reserve tickets. ALSO volunteer help is needed for the festival. Call Karen Sinclair (781) 259-9119 if you are interested

AN EXCLUSIVE FROM STUART, FLORIDA: Lousie and I enjoy our winter sabbatical with lots of good weather and enough exercise to keep us trim. - Louise at the golf course and me at the Stuart "Y". We see a good deal of our old friend and Concordian and Players memeber, Joanne Hines, and last week had dinner with Betty and Frank Paparella. We have also volunteered our services to Stuart's Community Players - The Barn Theatre - and have been assogned to PROPS - Heddie Kent and Sally Bull would be pround of us! The upcoming production is "Social Security" and one of my tasks will be to vacuum the stage and sweep, and carry trays of wine and cocktail glasses on and off stage, an assignment that forunately I have a lifetime of experience in doing. Louise of course supervises me! By the time you are reading this, we'll be home. All for now,


David and Louise Hannegan

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