Selections from ACT One, Scene 4

This is a selection of stories and articles that appeared in the fourth issue of ACT One, published in October of 1996.

This is a selection of stories and articles that appeared in the fourth issue of ACT One, published in October of 1996.

In this Issue
Re:ACTion - The Editors Column- Valerie Moore
Continuing Recollections of an Antiquated Thespian- Raymond Moore
Critically Speaking - Reflecting a New Role: Director of Theatre - Terry Pratt
ACT Off - Lessons for the Elite - Rob Thomson
Never Burlesque Burlesque- Gerry Gray
Our Stories

Re:ACTion - The Editor’s Column
 
It is quite a while since our last edition so I suppose everyone will be expecting this to be stuffed with lots of juicy tit-bits.  Well… Some of us have been enjoying the summer far too much to have given more than a passing thought to the newsletter. However, well refreshed, we should be able to produce something worth reading. (If it’s not up to your taste, don’t blame me!)

Terry Pratt has taken up the reins as our Director of Theatre and, along with his committee, has put a program together for the upcoming year. Look for his interesting article outlining his job description later in the newsletter.

Production kicks off with Michael Frayn’s Noises Off, directed by David Sherren and performed at the Carrefour. Next on the production bill is Hank Stinson’s A Child’s Garden of Verses performed at the MacKenzie Theatre during the week between Christmas and New Year - just when the kids are driving you crazy and you can only take in so many Disney movies! The big news is that in May we undertake a production of Gilbert and SuIlivan’s HMS Pinafore. An encouraging turnout of G&S aficionados came for the August reading and sing-through. Owen Aylward has agreed to be Musical Director, Helen MacRae will accompany rehearsals and Terry Pratt direct.  Auditions will be in December, with rehearsals starting in January. All in all, we will have a busy and varied season. - Valerie

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