SPRING 2010

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

Our Golden Anniversary

Quite an achievement!

 Mark your calendars and save the date for our 50th anniversary party to be held on Sunday, September 12th from 2:00-6:00 at  the Patchogue Shores Community Center in East Patchogue . If you know of any former members who would be interested in attending please email us or call us and let us know their contact information.  More information will be on its way to you soon. Hoping to see everyone at the celebration.


2010 Memorial Day Parade

Thanks to the following members that marched in the 2010 Memorial Day Parade: Kathy Ljungqvist, Jay Curran and Claire Parella Curran, Peter Morrison, Michele DePalo, Flo, Joe, Hannah and Hunter Landolfi, Marcel Paul and John Hannon.  Kudos to Lara Bowen for her great work on the “50th Anniversary signs and many thanks to those of you that were there at the parade cheering us on. 

Lets get a bigger group for next year’s Parade!


 Spring Show. . .

“Blithe Spirit” - A Supernaturally Wonderful Time

On April 16, 17, 23, & 24 audiences were treated to a one of Noel Coward’s  hilarious comedies, “Blithe Spirit”.  Directed by Peter Morrison and produced by John Hannon, the show involved a novelist Charles Condomine, living with his second wife, Ruth, who invites a local medium, Madame Arcati, to his house. His intention is to do some research into the spirit world for his new book. But he gets more than he bargained for when Madame Arcati conjures up the ghost of Charles’ first wife, Elvira.

Our incredibly talented cast consisted of Julie-Lynch, Ed Stever, Michelle Maimbourg, Bryan McGowan, Lara Bowen, Angela Becker, and Flo Federman.    Kudos to everyone involved, both offstage and on, in making this one of Playcrafters’ finest and successful production. 


Theater Folk

We note with sadness the passing of two Playcrafters stalwarts , Larry Cummings and Bill Love.  Larry was a loyal supporter for many years, often assisting uncredited with set construction. 

Since 1974 when he appeared in South Pacific, Bill was a dedicated Playcrafter, both onstage and backstage, and served two terms on the board and a term as President.  Bill's passion was Gilbert and Sullivan, and we recall with special fondness the year he graced our stage as Ruler of the Queen's Navee.  We will miss them both.


The Nerd

Four Playcrafters are contributing their talents to “The Nerd” at The Clare Rose Theater on the St. Joseph 's Campus in Patchogue: Ed Stever is directing; Peter Morrison and Lara Bowen are reprising their Playcrafter roles as Warnock ("Ticky") and Clelia Walgrave, and Bryan McGowan is playing the jokester, Axel Hammond.  The benefit audience laughed continuously.  The Nerd opens officially Friday, July 9 and runs for three weekends.  Friday and Saturday curtains are at 8PM; Sunday at 3PM.


2010 Scholarship Winners

On June 7th Annette Maillard and John Hannon presented Playcrafters' Margaret W. Smith Memorial Award to three Bellport High School Seniors. Congratulations and good luck go out to this year's recipients: Megan Lane, Brittany Miller and Paul Celentano.