NEWS & AUDITIONS
SPOTLIGHT ON:ANNUAL DIRECTORS' WORKSHOPS
2013 DIRECTOR'S WORKSHOPS
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ANNUAL CLEANUP IS HERE! ALL VOLUNTEERS ARE WELCOME!
Come one, come all! Looking for a place to volunteer in the next few weeks? Well, the Heights Players Annual Clean Up is here and we've got a lot of projects slated for this year's event.
First, there's a huge backstage clean up planned on certain days between June 23 through July 9. This consists of removing wood pieces and old carpet from the backstage area and replacing the carpet in that area. There's a log of heavy lifting involved in this particular project.
Running at the same time, there will be an inventory of set plieces and a clean out of the set area in the basement. Many of the set pieces will have to be brought up from the basement, so the more people that can help, the easier this will be!
JULY 9 IS DUMPSTER DAY and all of the trash from the two projects above will be loaded into the dumpster on that day.
From July 9 through July 13, the theater clean up begins. There will be various projects going on in the theater. We will be cleaning the lighting equipment, cleaning the posters that are currently up on the walls and cleaning the walls in the hallway and cleaning all the chairs in the theater.
Also, at this time, we will be cleaning up the costume area in the basement!
No job is too small and no amount of time is too little. Come by and help out for as long as you can.
We'll end the clean up week on Saturday, July 13 with a get-together at the theater. Details to follow. If you would like to help out on any of these projects, pelase be sure to email firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can give you more scheduling details. If you plan to volunteer at all during our clean up, please email our volunteers email address so that you can stay up-to-date with the schedule and all the plans.
Thanks! And we look forward to seeing you at the clean up!!
OUR TOWN for OUR TOWNThank you to all our friends, family and subscribers who joined us on Thursday, March 14th for our special benefit performance of Our Town to help victims of Super Storm Sandy recover from ongoing hardships created by the massive storm. The Heights Players partnered with The Secret Sandy Claus Project and Coney Island Sports Foundation for this special event and raised almost $1,300 to assist these two organizations.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NOVEMBER SHOWS!
Both Verdict, on our mainstage slate, and Alice in Wonderland, Theater for Children's opening production for the season, experienced great excitement these past few weeks of November. Verdict proved to be a big hit, not only with audiences, but with reviewer Jay Reisberg of Culture Catch. As Mr. Reisberg said, "A modern audience ... will find Verdict engaging just as it is: a compelling chamber drama that includes the kind of ruminations and personal struggles found in the films of Ingmar Bergman." To read Mr. Reisberg's full review,click here. Nino Pantano of theBrooklyn Eagle also reviewed Verdict, giving it great accolades too. "[Noel MacDuffie's] ... stage knowledge gave a fluid, tense, well-paced performance that smoothly took us into this terse drama with some 'Casablanca'-like undertones and unexpected turns in the road." Read Mr. Pantano's review here.
And on two Saturday afternoons, the John Bourne Theater at
the Heights Players came alive with near-capacity audiences (primarily
children) who assisted the tremendous cast and crew of Alice in Wonderlandin turning the theater into the Enchanted Forest where Alice met her many
adventures in Wonderland. View photos here.
IN MEMORIAM: Marilyn Beck
It is with great sadness that we inform our membership of Marilyn Beck's passing. Marilyn passed away at Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn on Saturday evening, June 30th. President Ed Healy, along with other Heights Players members, was vacationing in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, when he -- and the other players -- heard the news. "Marilyn was the quintessential Heights Player. She approached her work with true professionalism, grace and poise. Every role she was cast in, no matter how big or small, was equally important to her and all of us who were fortunate to share the stage with her are deeply saddened to hear the news of her passing."
Long time Heights Player, Marc Hermann reported the
news on the Brooklyn Heights blog. His lovely tribute follows (to view
this obituary online, click