SUMMER 2009

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


Our Fall 2009 Production

The Guys, by Anne Nelson

Playcrafters will be performing a modified Reader’s Theater version of the play “The Guys” by Anne Nelson. The action takes place in the days following the World Trade Center collapse when a journalist agrees to help a New York Fire Department Captain write eulogies for eight of the firemen he lost in the Twin Towers . As the play progresses and they discuss the lives of each of the men, we learn more about their profession, the emotions resulting from 9/11, and the meaning of heroism. The role of Nick, the Captain, will be read by John Simpson and the role of Joan, the journalist, will be read by Claire Parrella-Curran.

We are presenting “The Guys” in conjunction with our three local fire companies and paying tribute to two local fire fighters who lost their lives in the tragedy. Performances will be Friday, September 11th and Saturday, September 12th at 8:00 P.M. The suggested donation for admission is $10.00. The location is to be announced.  Please join us for this moving presentation.

Scholarship Winners

Jonathan Lee, Katherine Ramirez and Alison Payne.  Congratulations and good luck with your studies!

Theater Folk. . .

Playcrafters is sad to announce the passing of 2 former Playcrafters.  Rosa Ayer, founding member of Playcrafters, died at her home in Seattle , WA on June 6th.  She was also active in the yearly South Bay Art Association Bal Masques.  She was involved with and appeared in many of the early Gateway Playhouse summer productions and worked with Gene Hackman and Robert Duvall.

Frank Calamita died in England on June 28th.  Born in Brooklyn , Mr. Calamita moved to Manhattan and joined CBS Records in 1962.  In his career of over 40 years, he was a senior executive with CBS Records and later with Sony Music Entertainment.  He maintained homes in Manhattan and Bellport.