WINTER 2006-2007

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

‘Damn Yankees by Jane Love

Playcrafters'  Fall Musical, "Damn Yankees" was a show with Heart, Shoeless Joe and plenty of  good family entertainment. The audience loved the antics of the baseball players, the kids and the cast who all sang and danced with enthusiasm.  The smell of popcorn and pretzels and the jolly rendition of "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" set the tone and the evening was filled with laughter and applause.  Another winner for Playcrafters!

The Annual  Meeting by Geri Skelly

The annual meeting will be held at the Brown Building on Bell Street in Bellport on Saturday February 10, 2007 from 3 to   6 PM Invitations will be mailed out to members the week of January 15  An entertainment is being planned, prizes will be raffled and wine, dessert and coffee will be served.

Board Nominations  by Judy Perfido

The Nominating Committee met in December to discuss a slate of new board Members for the years 2007 thru 2009.  After much discussion, the committee will present the following nominations to the General Membership at the annual meeting in February:  Ted Fleissgarten, Vicki Fleming and Frank Nelson.  We thank the committee members, Amelia Chariamonte, Dennis Conroy, Kathy Loizides, John Hannon and Judy Perfido for their time and efforts.  The three board members who are completing their 3 year terms are Jane Love, Gerri Skelly and Al Rand.  We thank them for their dedication and tireless efforts for Playcrafters.

The Dramatic Reading at Christ Church by Linda Hillman

Playcrafters is proud to sponsor a dramatic reading of "The Man Who Came to Dinner" on Sunday, January 28, 2007 at Christ Church Parish Hall in Bellport.  Doors will open at 1:30 p.m for refreshments and the reading will begin promptly at 2:00 p.m. This classic Kaufman and Hart comedy has entertained audiences since its first performance in 1939. Enjoy the talents of many Playcrafter's veterans in this dramatic reading about the hilarious exploits of radio celebrity Sheridan Whiteside as he remains confined to a wheelchair in the home of the Stanleys where he monopolizes the house with unusual visitors, strange gifts and a $784 phone bill. When Maggie, Whiteside's secretary falls in love with Bert Jefferson, a local reporter, Whiteside summons a glamorous actress, Lorraine, to tempt Bert away from Maggie. Plot twists and turns keep the audience laughing. Directed by George Loizides and produced by Linda Hillman. This reading is free to Playcrafter members. Guests will be admitted for a donation of $7.00 per person. This performance is produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

“The Nerd” by Judy Perfido

Playcrafters is pleased to announce that the spring show will be "The Nerd", written by Larry Shue.  We are also pleased to have Bob Kaplan back as Director and Judy Perfido as Producer.  "The Nerd" is a comedy about an architect, Willum Cubbert, who owes a debt to Rick Steadman, a fellow ex-GI whom he has never met but who saved his life after he was seriously wounded in Vietnam.  He has written to Rick to say that as long as he is alive, "You will have somebody on Earth who will do anything for you".  Unexpectedly, at his 34th birthday party, Rick shows up and Willum realizes that Rick is a hopeless "nerd", a bumbling oath with no social sense, little intelligence and less tact.  As Rick stays on and on, his continued presence among Willum and his friends leads to one uproarious incident after another, until the normally placid Willum finds himself contemplating violence.  A dire development is happily, staved off by the surprising "twist" ending of the play.

Performances will be on April 27 & 28 and May 4 & 5, 2007 at 8pm in our theater space at the Bellport Middle School.

The Nerd” Auditions by Judy Perfido

Auditions are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, February 14 & 15 at our theatre space in the Bellport Middle School at 7:00pm. The cast includes five (5) men, two (2) women and one (1) young boy. Please pass this information to anyone who may be interested.