Highlights from the Newsletter

May, 1999


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To begin with, some EMACT news. Remember, our entry in the Memorial Day week-end competition, Sylvia, has the 2nd slot on Sunday, shortly after noon. Do go and support our Players. Also, the EMACT awards dinner is Friday, June 25th. Nominated for awards are: Sylvia, the ensemble for Acting, Joe Zamparelli, Jr, for Director, Lis Adams for Costumes, and Cathie Regan for Stage Manager. From Wait Until Dark, Karen Binder, Russell Rocheleau, (brrrrr!) and Anna Williams for acting, Sally Bull, Heddie Kent, Katie Blair and Lisa Sacks for props, Dave Sheppard for Set Design and Jo Graney and Connie McCarthy for Set Dressing (Heddie was Set Design Mentor - it's in the program!). The awards dinner is fun, rousing, full of cheering, and followed by dancing. Price is $30 per person.

A change in our schedule for next season: In place of Communicating Doors, the spring show will be Neil Simons' Rumors directed by Michael Jacobs who directed the French farce, Don't Walk Around in the Nude (and she didn't, quite.) So, a musical, a classic, and a comedy: a Great Season!

Stage Source is sponsoring a Theatre Community Town Meeting -"Uniting Our Community: One Vision, One Voice" - at the Boston University Theatre on Monday, June 21st from 7-9 p.m.. It's free. There will be a Risk Management Series Seminar on Basic Rigging Technology and Industry Liability for Technicians and Administrators July 9, 10, 11 on the premisies of High Output, Inc. at 184 Everett Street in Boston. Phone Risk International in Lakewood, Colorado at 303-526-2316 for info. Does Bill Clinton know about it???

Remember!! The Spring Frolic on Friday, June 4th. Lots of good chat and entertainment and strawberry shortcake! All members are welcome, and why not bring along someone you'd like to introduce to our group??

Some news from our members: Paul Murphy wants to make sure we know that Pat Kane is doing costumes for You Can't Take It With You that he is directing for Quanopowitt... Amanda Reed has been traveling all over the US and Canada with the touring company of The Magic School Bus Gets a Bright Idea... Iain Bason is cast as Orsino in the Fiddlehead Theatre Company's production of Twelfth Night July 7-10 in Norwood ... And Patricia Till will have the role of Betty in The Foreigner at the Actors' Theatre in nantucket from July 7 to August 14 - performances Wednesdays through Saturdays, "in a black hole in the bottom of the Methodist Church." She also took part in a Boston Playwrights Theatre marathon: 38 10-minute plays!

Betsy Connelly sends her annual reminder: If you're missing any jackets, shirts, whatever, make sure you look through the rack in the Green Room for items you might have left behind. After June 30th, the go off to Morgan Memorial, or into the Costume Room.... And speaking of the Green Room, many thanks to Ani and Bob Rooney for donating two badly needed couches!

And that's all, folks! My last newletter. Hearafter, send your news to Sara Ballard, your new editor. sara@sb.org. This job has been my great pleasure, and you've been a great audience, constituency, whatever. I'm on to be a Gypsy, and whatever else awaits. See you in the Green Room!!

Love, Claiborne