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July, 1998

THE ODD COUPLE

Our summer production, Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple” will be presented at our theater on Friday and Saturday, July 31 and August 1, 7, and 8, at 8:00p.m. The comedy features Bob Copplestone as the irksome Felix Unger, and Michael Wilkes as the slovenly Oscar Madison. Ed Dunkle, Bob Pralle, Jake Christiansen and Nathan Strong appear as the boys’ poker buddies, and Susan Pohl and Patty Eischen assume the roles of the bubbly Pigeon sisters. Carol Light is director, assisted by Jane O’Meara, with Willie Mork as producer. Tickets are available at Black’s or at the door.

VILLAGE PLAYERS DO THE CHICKEN BARBECUE

Once again this year, the Village Players have been asked to serve the Chicken Barbecue at the Huggins Hospital Street Fair. This is a great opportunity for us to provide community service and wear our VP t-shirts and let people know that we are an organization that is valuable to the community in many ways. Since we are asking the community to support us, it is very important that we be willing to support the community. But, in order to do this we will need help from you, the members. The barbecue will be held on Saturday, August 8, 1998 and we need volunteers to represent the Village Players in this very important public relations opportunity. If you can help with the cooking in the afternoon or if you can help with serving later in the day, please call Michael Wilkes at 569-4814 or Carol Bense at 569-1396. We need lots of help, and it's actually lots of fun to do.

OPEN HOUSE

We will be opening the public phase of our fund-raising campaign with an open house at the theater on Glendon Street on Saturday, July 25th, 1998 from 2pm to 5pm. We are hoping that many of our members will be able to be at the theater at that time to talk with the public and show people around our building. We are hoping that many people who have never been to our shows, will come in to see what's happening on Glendon Street, and maybe join in to help us make this happen. In conjunction with this event, the Granite State News will be publishing a big article on The Village Players and our building, so we expect this publicity will bring quite a few folks in to see us.
There will be a contest with a prize valued at $50.00 for the "Oddest Couple" and we are hoping people will come in
costumes that are clever and original. The people in attendance will vote on the contestants at 4:00pm. There will also be drawings throughout the afternoon for free tickets to "The Odd Couple." Light refreshments will be served.

Air Conditioning Up and Running

Thanks to the efforts of Don Hughes and others, our new air conditioning system is up and running! Two units handle the main hall using the existing blower units, and a third cools the makeup room, refreshment area, and the green room. Now we will be comfortable during the summer months.

Raked Floor Slated for January

Due to the need to iron out details, and everyone’s busy schedule, it was decided to postpone construction of the raked floor until next winter. More workers will be available, and there will be more time before the spring show to complete the project. If you would like to help with this or any other building project, please contact Corky at 569-5726.

No Sex Please, We’re British at Hackmatack

The hilarious farce, No Sex Please, We’re British will be performed at the Hackmatack Theater in Berwick, Maine from August 25 through September 5. We had a lot of fun doing this show last summer, and this is an opportunity to see another production. Cal 207-698-1807 for information.


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Contact us:

In addition to the phone numbers above, you may call the theater at 569-9656, mail us at PO Box 770, Wolfeboro, NH 03894, or e-mail us at villageplayers@usa.net. Our web site is at vp.home.ml.org