Fall 2008

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

Our Fall Show. . .

The suspenseful. . .

Nightwatch by Lucille Fletcher

 October 31st, November 1st, 7th and 8th, 8pm

Bellport Community Center

Here is a little of what to expect:

Late one night Elaine paces the living room of her Manhattan townhouse when she witnesses murder in the window of the building across the way. The police are called, but find nothing except an empty chair. Elaine's terror grows as shortly thereafter she sees another body--a woman's this time. By now the police are skeptical and pay no heed to her frantic pleas. Just before Elaine can be sent off to a mental hospital in Switzerland the plot begins to move quickly and grippingly as those involved, Elaine's old friend and house guest Blanche; the inquisitive and odd neighbor; and the nosy maid all contribute to the deepening suspense and mystery of the play as it draws towards its riveting and chilling climax.  The play is directed by Phil Gellis and co-produced by John Hannon and Annette Mallaird.

Our Cast. . .

We have some old friends and new members joining us for this very thrilling show:  Kristin Harrision (Elaine Wheeler), John Simpson (Curtis Appleby), Amelia Chiaramonte (Dr. Tracy Lake), Linda Weicenfeld Melchin (Helga), Josie Susinno (Blanche Cook), John Anthony Casale (John Wheeler), Lester Sprague (Sam Hoke) and Phil Gellis (Sgt. Vanelli).






 Theater Folk. . .

Playcrafters was saddened to learn of the tragic death of Jennifer Ogden-Mager.  Jennifer made her Playcrafters debut as “Ronette" in our 1993 production of "Little Shop of Horrors"  and as Reno Sweeney in our 1994 production of "Anything Goes".  Jennifer had an incredible voice, lovely stage presence and a wonderful personality.  We extend our deepest sympathies to Jennifer's husband, Thomas, daughter, Delaney and her family at this time.  She will be greatly missed.

Ruth Reynolds, a longtime and current member of Playcrafters, passed away on September 14. We are saddened by the loss of such an enthusiastic and joyful person, and our condolences go out to Bill Reynolds, her husband, and her entire family.

Several of our Playcrafters are appearing in the Clare Rose Production of the Owl and the Pussycat:  Bob Maletta – Director, Flo Federman - "Doris",  Matt Palace - "F. Sherman", James Schultz - Stage Manager

The remaining performance dates are October 3rd, 4th, 10, and 11th at 8:00 pm and Oct 5th and 12th at 3:00 pm.  Call for tickets:  631-654-0199.

And, George Loizides is directing Hampton Theatre Company’s “Bus Stop” by William Inge. 
October 9 - 26, 2008, 8:00 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays, $22 Adults, $20 Seniors (except Saturdays), $10 Students under 21.

Upcoming. . .

Our Spring Show will be Zorba!  Stay tuned for audition information and show dates for this fun and inspiring musical.  And, look for us in the Bellport band shell for an encore performance this summer.