The Concord Players Presents

by Eugene O'Neal

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52nd Season
Winter 1972


Directed by
Virginia Kirshner
Produced by
Joanne Hines
  Tom Ruggles


The play takes place in the livingroom of James Tyrone's summer home on a day in August, 1912

The lights will be dimmed to indicate the passing of time. There will be one fifteen minute intermission.


The unusual stage arrangement for this show, promoting an intimate audience/actor association, could only be done in a building with a level floor and moveable seating. Extensive facilities on the theatre stage for multi-set shows and musicals, excellent acoustics, generous storage and work areas, and this flexibility of seating, are some of the reasons why the Players and the Concord Orchestra have sponsored a new corporation, Friends of The Performing Arts in Concord, which seeks to lease thebuilding from the town and turn what many consider an eye-sore, into a real asset. Remodeling, inside and out, will include a new stage, specially suited for musical performances, constructed at the Walden Street end of the hall and a new foyer and entrance. Seating for 375 persons plus overflow on either stage is planned. This new facility will be made available by the Friends for a wide variety of functions such as recitals, concerts, lectures and exhibits.

archetect drawing

A favorable vote on Article 63 at the regular Town Meeting on March 6, 8, and 9, will permit the town to lease the building and will enable our plan to become a reality. We urge you and your friends to support our plans by voting YES on Article 63.

Our next show, "Little Women," repeated every ten years by Players' tradition, will celebrate Louisa May Alcott's 140th birthday. This year's production, employing a new script and new set, will run for 12 performances beginning April 28 thru May 13.

Richard Hatch,

The Cast
James Tyrone
Bill McDonald
Mary Tyrone
Nancy Caskey
James Tyrone, Jr.
Chris Childs
Edmund Tyrone
John Benjamin
Mikki Lipsey

Bill McDonald as James Tyrone


The Production Staff
Stage Manager
Robert Travers
Set design
Len VanGaasbeek
Assist to the Director
Ann Lummus
Set construction
Perry Boyden
Jim Knowles
Bob Peters
Set Painting
Mary Allen Bramhall
Lighting design
John Fishback
Dorothy Brown
Bill Smith
Christine VanGaasbeek
Betsy Connelly
Agnes Crooke
Jo Sosman
Bill Travers



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