P.O. Box 452; Bellport, NY 11713-0452
Meeting A Success
Sunday, Januay 25, 2004, a large crowd gathered at the Brown Building for our
annual meeting. Des Burke, President for 2003, thanked outgoing board members,
Brian Hannon, and Ted Fleissgarten for their hard work and dedication over the
previous three years and welcomed the new board members: Geri D’Amico, Jane
Love, and Al Rand. We also want to thank Des Burke, outgoing board member for
his continued hard work and support of Playcrafters.
After the reading of the annual report, attendees were treated to a
special presentation. George Loizides coordinated and directed various skits
staring himself, Kim Esp, Katie Loizides, Des Burke, and Linda Conroy. Thanks to all who provided wonderful appetizers, and
special thanks to Kathy Loizides for coordinating a wonderful meeting.
It was great to see all of you the at the next meeting.
The new Board of Directors has elected the following officers for the year 2004:
hope that all of you will lend a helping hand to these devoted Playcrafters
to the hard work, and enthusiasm of
members of Playcrafters, after many years our Costume and Prop storage area at
the Christ Episcopal Church attic received an “extreme make-over”.
As we sorted and “retired” various items such as old curtains, props,
and costumes, members of the “Clean Team” were treated to a mini history
lesson of previous Playcrafters productions, and anecdotal information by Jane
Love. Many thanks to Kathy Loizides, Kathie and Ward Gualtieri, Chrisa and Des
Burke, Jane and Bill Love, Al Rand, and John Hannon, for giving up their
Saturday morning to make this cleaning and realigning efforts a great success.
March 14th,members of Playcrafters attended the Production of “Godspell”
at the Clare Rose Playhouse at St. Joseph’s College.
This has been an ongoing initiative to show our support for other
community theater productions (and hopefully receive the same support). If
anyone has any suggestions for upcoming shows, or would like additional
information of an upcoming date for a group attendance, please contact us at the
Playcrafters telephone number (631-748-7863), or send us an email.
A.R. Gurney’s zany, touching and exuberant comedy, opens May 14th at our
theatre space at the Bellport Middle School.
Greg and Kate have moved to Manhattan after twenty two years in the
suburbs. Greg brings home a dog he
found in the park, bearing the name of “Sylvia” on her name tag. A street
smart mixture of Lab and Poodle, Sylvia becomes a major bone of contention
between Greg and Kate.
show was first produced by the Manhattan Theater Club in New York City on May 2,
1995 with Sarah Jessica Parker playing “Sylvia”. The play is dedicated to
her by Gurney, himself “with love and amazement”.
talented cast of Playcrafter’s “Sylvia” includes Kim Esp, Ron Kagel, Linda
McKnight, Marilyn Goodman, Charles Hunter, and Jane Maushay.
“Sylvia” is directed by Robert Kaplan, produced by Barbara Allen and
John Hannon, and is presented by special arrangement with Dramatist Play
dates are May 14, 15, 21, and 22. Tickets
are priced $15.00 for adults, $12.00 for those under 18 or those 60 and over.
Group discounts are available. Call 631-748-7863, for
tickets, reservations, or information.
is pleased to have Bob Kaplan as our Director for the Spring 2004 show, A. R.
Gurney’s “Sylvia”. As retired
library media specialist at the Albert G. Prodell Middle School in Shoreham, Bob
is well versed in theatre. Bob has
directed various productions for the North Fork Community Theatre and the North
Shore Players. Bob enjoys the role
of Actor as well as Director. He
has acted in Early One Evening at the Rainbow Bar & Grill, I Hate Hamlet,
Laughter on the 23rd Floor, and The Heidi Chronicles.
Bob has directed Forever Plaid, Plaza Suite, Wait Until Dark and plays by
David Ives. Welcome to Playcrafters,
Playcrafters have volunteered to be on the Reading Committee and are currently
reviewing plays for future consideration, Some suggestions thus far: a Gilbert
& Sullivan play such as “Iolanthe”, “Da” by Hugh Leonard, and “On Golden Pond”. We
are in the process of adding to the list. If you have any favorites to suggest
please call Jane Love at 286-1136.
Our Social committee is
planning to repeat the successful summer bash we held last year at the Bellport
Beach Property Owner’s Association. This
time, we’ll be shooting for a July time frame.
Look for more details on this, and news about the fall show in our next