SUMMER 2011

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


Steel Magnolias

The Playcrafters Spring production of Steel Magnolias was presented at the Bellport Community Center on March 4, 5, 11 & 12.  The show, smartly directed by Flo Federman, featured six first rate actresses who squeezed every last laugh out of a script loaded with great dialogue. They ultimately broke hearts in the final scene.  Many audience members were observed leaving with misty eyes.  This production did Playcrafters proud.


Once In A Lifetime

George Loizides is directing a semi-staged concert reading of Kaufman and Hart’s hilariously zany 1930 comedy Once In A Lifetime. The play is a rollicking tale of three down and out vaudevillians who decide to head for Hollywood and try their luck with the newly invented sensation, talking pictures. Due to a series of consistent blunders, the dumbest of the three is carried to the height of success until he is made a god of the industry. It’s a fast paced wild romp and a marvelous spoof of tinsel town. Performances are September 16 & 17, 8:00 PM at the Bellport Community Center.  Admission is free for members, $7 donation for others.  (So renew!)


Scholarships

Margaret W. Smith scholarships were presented to three graduating seniors at Bellport High School on June 6.  The very deserving winners were Alicia Blumenthal, Sean Burke, and Caitlin Francis.

In addition, the Board of Directors voted to present a special scholarship to Emily Conroy in recognition of her long loyalty and devotion to Playcrafters.  Emily was graduated this year from Patchogue-Medford High School, and her scholarship was presented at the meeting of the Board on June 20.


Other Events With Playcrafters Members

Playcrafters Jay Curran, Claire Parrella-Curran, Bryan McGowan, and Peter Morrison will be appearing at the Clare Rose Playhouse on the St. Joseph’s campus in An Evening of One-Act Comedies, directed by Ed Stever and featuring some of his own plays.  Dates are July 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 & 23 at 8:00 PM and July 10, 17 & 24 at 3:00 PM.  General Admission is $15, Student/Senior Admission $12.  Come for giggles and belly laughs.

Playcrafters Des Burke, Linda Conroy and friends will present a Tribute to The Beatles at the bandshell at Bellport Dock on Friday July 8, starting at 8:00 PM.  In case of rain, the concert will be presented at the Bellport Community Center on Bell Street.  Admission is free.


2011-2012 Season

Our fall show is the musical Carnival, directed by John Simpson.  Dates are November 4, 5, 11 & 12.  Auditions in August - watch for details.  Coming in January – Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf.

And coming in Spring – The Sunshine Boys.


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Membership Renewal 2011 - Many have not yet renewed their memberships for 2011 - please do so now.

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$15  Single                $25 Couple             $35 Sponsor              $50 Angel              $100 Patron

 

Please send this form, with your dues, to:     Playcrafters – PO Box 452 – Bellport, NY 11713