FALL 2007

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


It’s OUR 100th SHOW!
Playcrafters Presents. . .
"MAN OF LA MONCHA"

Words and Music by Mitch Leigh and Joe Darion
Written by Dale Wasserman
Directed By: Phil Gellis
Musical Director: Frank Nelson
Produced by: Judy Perfido and Bill Rudock
Performance Dates: Friday & Saturday
October 19, 20, 26 & 27, 2007 - 8:00pm

At our theatre space at the Bellport Middle School; Kreamer Street and Station Road, Bellport Village
Tickets $15 Students and Seniors $12 - Group Rates Available - For tickets call 631-924-8516
Man of La Mancha tells the story of a “mad” knight Don Quixote as a play within a play, performed by Miguel de Cervantes and his fellow prisoners as he awaits a hearing with the Spanish Inquisition. “La Mancha” is the winner of 5 Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Score and has been produced on Broadway five times. We have pulled out all the stops for this production and have gathered one of most talented groups of theatre people on Long Island.
After a long absence from the Playcrafters’ stage, we are proud to have back with us our gifted Musical Director, Frank Nelson who has directed many successful past Playcrafters musicals. Frank has assembled a fine 9-piece orchestra that promises to make this show one of our best yet. We are also pleased to introduce a most talented director, Phil Gellis, who has performed the role of Sancho many times throughout this region. He has directed this beloved musical with a keen eye on the pathos and humor within the story. 


Singles Night. . .
Join us for our special opening night singles night and get $3 off general admission, October 19th, 8pm. We will be meeting at the Old Inlet Inn at 6pm for a pre-show get together (refreshments not included in the ticket price).
Interested? Call Amelia at 631-286-0962.

Who’s Who in the Cast. . .
Don Quixote Mike Newman
Aldonza Carmela Attridge
Sancho Peter David
Antonia Jessica Cohen
Barber John Simpson
Captain Peter Morrison
Dr. Carrasco Rick Peters
Fermina Lisa Maher
Governor John Tighe
Guard Samuel Monroe
Housekeeper Debbie Starker
Maria Amelia Chiaramonte
Muleteer Waverly Monroe
Pedro Steve Quintero
Padre Ralph D’Ambrose

Theater Folk. . .
Prayers and Good Wishes are requested for Jim Parisi who is undergoing cancer treatments.
You may contact him at 115 Dari Drive, Holbrook, NY 11741 or by
email:  [email protected]

"DEATH BY CHOCOLATE" a Parkinson Foundation Benefit
Carol Lenz of Bellport was diagnosed with Parkinson’s 10 years ago. For the past 3 yrs, she has hosted a very successful Summer Benefit at her home to raise awareness and funding for research. This year, she is planning a murder mystery, "Death by Chocolate" on February 9th and 10th, 2008. This is a 2-act play with an intermission where the audience is treated to a buffet of delectable desserts. Show has 5 males and 3 females. If you would be interested in auditioning, please call Joan Kaelin at 286.01921 or Kathie Dallin at 286-0302.  

POETRY THEATRE ENSEMBLE
Board member Peter Morrison, together with Claire Parella-Curran (Private Lives), Amanda Cohen (Private Lives) and Claire's musical husband Jay Curran, will be taking part in a dramatic presentation of poems by published poets Ed Stever and David Axelrod at the Clare Rose Theater on the St. Joseph's Campus in Patchogue.  Performances are Saturday, October 6 at 8:00 PM and Sunday, October 7 at 3:00 PM.

Have something you would like to share?
Send submissions to Vicki Fleming, 631-909-2247 or [email protected]


We need you. . .
Playcrafters is seeking help for the upcoming show and the Spring season.
Please submit a letter of interest to the Board of Directors via Board President,
Bill Rudock, [email protected], 631-581-0743.