P.O. Box 452; Bellport, NY 11713-0452  
e-mail: [email protected]
Tel: 631-748-7863


You’d be surprised how many residents of Bellport and the surrounding areas have never heard of Playcrafters, even though we have been in existence for over 46 years.  With this in mind and in honor of our upcoming production of Noel Coward’s Private Lives, we are planning to march in this year’s Memorial Day parade in Bellport on Monday, May 29th.  We are encouraging you to come and parade with us to support Playcrafters.   We hope to have a vintage car (1930’s) to advertise “Private Lives”. If not we will have an open bed truck to hold the cast.  If anyone would like to help with decorating the car or preparing banners or to just march in the parade, please contact John Hannon at 286-1730 or Judy Perfido at 289-6662.  If you would like to march in the parade, please meet in front of the Bellport Community Center on Bell Street at 10:30 am.  The parade starts at 11:00am.  Let’s all come out to support Playcrafters and our upcoming production, this will be lots of fun.  We hope to have balloons to give out to publicize Playcrafters.  We need to get the word out that PLAYCRAFTERS IS BELLPORT’S OTHER LIVE THEATRE. 


Playcrafters is pleased to present Noel Coward’s sophisticated comedy, Private Lives, a classic 1930’s British comedy about love and romance the second time around.  Private Lives´is directed by George Loizides, and produced by John Hannon.  The cast includes ClairParrella-Curran, Jim Parise, Amanda Cohen, Jason Glass and Jennifer Sosna.   Curtain goes up at 8:00pm on Fridays and Saturdays, June 2, 3 9 & 10, at our theatre space in the Bellport Middle School Auditorium.  Tickets are $15.00 for adults, $12.00 for seniors and students.  For ticket reservations or further information, please call 631-748-7863. 


Our first “Singles Nite” will be on Friday, June 2nd.  Anyone who is single, divorced or widowed, is invited to purchase a discounted “Singles” ticket and join our “singles” group to meet and greet at Painters’ in Brookhaven from 6 to 7:30pm during Painters’ Happy Hour.  Our member, Amelia Chiaramonte, will greet you at Painters.  Why not come and meet new people or reconnect with old friends, enjoy some refreshments before the show,  and see a wonderful performance of Private Lives.  Cost of beverages is not included in the price of the ticket.  You will be grouped together in the theatre so please specify that you are part of the Singles Nite when ordering your ticket(s).  All tickets for the “Singles Nite” promotion must be paid for in advance and can be held at the theatre door the night of the performance.  We are offering a discounted ticket of $12.00.  To purchase your ticket(s), please call 631-748-7863 and our Ticket Chairperson will get back to you.  Bring a friend or two if you


The Board of Playcrafters urges you to set aside a couple of hours on either June 2, 3, 9 or 10 to come to our theater space at the Bellport Middle School, Kreamer Street, to see a wonderful production of Noel Coward's "Private Lives".  This is the play Coward wrote for Gertrude Lawrence and featured Laurence Olivier and Coward himself.  The play is witty and sophisticated and has an all-star cast directed by our own George Loizides and produced by John Hannon.  Make it an evening out and a delightful way to start the summer.  There are seats waiting to be filled by membership of Playcrafters -- support your theater group -- see you at the show!


If you were at our Annual Meeting, you know that Playcrafters was planning a brainstorming workshop on how we can publicize Playcrafters and our shows more efficiently.  There were two sessions.  At the first meeting there were 12 members in attendance and many good ideas were brought up.  We discussed them briefly and combined ideas of similar nature.  Two weeks later, we came together again to categorize those ideas into what we thought we can do immediately and those that needed more planning for the future.  Three of the new, more immediate ideas are a “Singles Nite” for our opening night performance (see article in this newsletter), marching in Bellport’s Memorial Day Parade (info. also in this newsletter), and in the next few weeks, look for our lawn signs along some of our local highways and by-ways publicizing “Private Lives”.  We are always open to new suggestions concerning Playcrafters and you can direct them to P.O. Box 452, Bellport or call us at 631-748-7863 and someone will return your call.


We are both happy and sad that Nick Sanna will be moving to upstate New York.  Sad for us, because we all will miss his great talent and his sense of humor not to mention his construction expertise.  If you worked with Nick on our shows, you know that he had a knack of making you laugh.  We are happy for both he and Sue embarking on a new adventure.  Nick has family where they are moving and being with family is important to them.  Nick, we will miss you and Sue very much, thank you for all you contributed to Playcrafters over the years. We hope and pray that life will treat you both well. 

Playcrafters at  the Ducks Game

We arranged for a group outing to see the LI Ducks baseball game on Wed Aug 2nd at Citbank Park in Central Islip. Thirty five tickets have been reserved. Cost is only $8 each. A pre-game tailgate party is planned with hero, salads and beverage. Game time is 7:05pm. Party is open to members, family and
Reserve your tickets by sending your check, made out to Playcrafters, to:Dick Westhoff, 25 Blue Point Rd, Mastic Beach NY 11951 631-281-6553