Eclipse Grange Shorts
An Evening of Short Story Performances
Kevin Fitzpatrick, Producer and director 802-356-3100 email
Auditions: Wednesday, June 12th, 6pm-8pm, BY APPOINTMENT (Call or email Kevin)
Show Dates: Saturday, July 6th & 13th, at 7:30pm
Sunday, July 14th, at 3:00pm
Following up on our successful launch of this new series in September 2012, we are delighted to present another episode of Eclipse Grange Shorts: An Evening of Short Story Performances.
As with our first two episodes, this production will feature music, introductions, and lights to give this presentation a theatrical flair. To clarify, these are rehearsed readings, not dramatizations. Actors will be reading from a manuscript, not reciting from memory.
Rehearsals are tentatively scheduled the two Wednesdays, June 19th and 26th, before production week. We will also have a full run with tech, in order, with introductions on either Wednesday July 3rd or Friday July 5th.
The stories are:
"Indian Camp" by Ernest Hemingway
"A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner
"Trust Me" by John Updike
"The Unclouded Day"" by Annie Proulx
For story summaries and/or full manuscripts or for additional information, please email Kevin at:
Welcome to Parish Players, an incorporated not-for-profit membership theater group based at the Eclipse Grange Theatre in Thetford Hill, Vermont. We are a community theater staffed and run by volunteers. Come join us. We welcome your participation, whether as an audience member, on the stage or behind-the-scenes (or all three!). We have lots to offer.
Windows and Drainage
Parish Players is extremely blessed to own its theater - the historic Eclipse Grange. Between 1998 and 2002, a major renovation made many improvements to the building. Since then, we have continued to maintain and improve our theater. We have replaced old, leaky windows with energy efficient ones in the green room and dressing room. We hope to do the same in the library and costume loft. Last summer we scraped and painted the front. This summer, thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation, we have remedied the drainage problem which caused water to collect in the cellar. We will next solve the ice build-up on the porch roof which causes leaking into the foyer. Many thanks go to the Byrne Foundation for their generous contribution and to the many members who have labored and will, hopefully, continue to give loving care to our theater.
Painting - Mission Accomplished
Thanks to the hard work of several Parish Players and a few friends, the front of the Grange is looking mighty fine. A big thanks to the following painters:
New Bulletin Board
Shelby Grantham and Janet Eller worked on replacing the bulletin board on the porch with a new cork one sporting a green frame to match the newly painted front doors.
Restored Sandwich Board
If that weren't enough, Barbara Payson has restored the sandwich board to make it weatherproof and it looks great. THANKS TO EVERYONE!