WINTER 2012

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


Surviving the Storm. . .

We hope this finds all our members and extended family safe and warm in their homes after surviving Hurricane Sandy.  Please reach out if you are in need. . .


 Our Winter Show

Every Christmas Story Ever Told—and then some! Written by Michael Carlton, Jim FitzGerald and John K. Alvarez

The cast sets out to perform A Christmas Carol but one cast member has other ideas and sends the whole crew on a romp through every Christmas Story you can imagine.  It’s a non-stop ride with audience participation, dancing, Christmas trivia and lots of holiday classics.  Kids will enjoy the fun, but ages 10 and up only please. Bring a non-perishable food item for the Boys and Girls Club food pantry and receive $2 off your ticket.  Show dates:  December 7, 8 and 14, 15 at 8pm at the Boys and Girls Club, 471 Atlantic Avenue, Bellport.

Cast:


Our Town

Playcrafters inaugurated our theater space at the auditorium in the Boys and Girls Club of Bellport with a staged reading of Our Town by Thornton Wilder, on September 21 and 22, directed by George Loizides.  In addition to many long time Playcrafters, George included in the cast several members from the Boys and Girls Club, in the younger roles, making this production truly “our town”.  George commented that this is his seventh production of Our Town, and for him one attraction of this piece is the brilliant way that Mr. Wilder strips away the façade of the theater with no scenery or props, so that the ideas of the play take center stage.  Thanks and congratulations to the many Playcrafters who participated in this successful production, both on and off stage.


Boys and Girls Club Auditorium

Playcrafters continues our efforts to develop the auditorium into a functional theater space.  For our upcoming production of Every Christmas Story Ever Told, we have acquired a large black velour drape to cover the back wall, to create more of a theatrical image for the space.  In addition, we are cooperating with the Boys and Girls Club to solicit bids on two rigging projects – a “front-of-house” truss for hanging lighting instruments, and a main drape to complete the proscenium.  In  addition, we are working with the Boys and Girls Club to provide the electrical circuits required to power the lighting instruments for the space.


Theater Folk

We regret to announce that long time Playcrafter Pat Corn passed away suddenly at her home in Houston, TX.  She apparently suffered a heart attack and passed quickly.  Pat was very active in Playcrafters, especially during the seventies.  Among her many starring roles, she played the lead in "Mame", 'Gypsy", and "Hello, Dolly!".  She was a talented singer and actress, and great fun to be around.  She also served on the Board for several terms, directed and produced numerous shows, and hosted some great cast parties at her home in Bellport.