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Welcome to Parish Players

Eclipse Grange Theater

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.

Annual Gala & Potluck

When: Sunday - 12:30pm, March 8
NOTE: Change your clocks Saturday night to Daylight Savings Time (Spring Forward)

Bring: Your own good self and maybe some stories and goodies to share

Once a year, Parish Players folk gather together to recap the year, share some stories, and, of course, eat good food. We also hear how our theater is doing and elect new board members (for 2-year terms).

We would love to see you there!

Agenda

  • Annual Reports
  • Election of Officers
  • And of course sparkling conversation and entertainment

3rd Annual Hunger Benefit Cabaret
Appetizers, song and comedy

Poster

Director: Steve LeBlanc (Nights and weekends 603.448.1765, Weekdays 603.646.3199 or email)

Show Dates: Friday & Saturday - 7:30pm, March 13 and 14
Sunday Matinée - 2pm, March 15
Shows will be at Parish Players' Eclipse Grange

Tickets: General $20, Seniors $18, Students $15

For reservations call: 802-785-4344

An evening of songs and skits performed by some of the most talented singers and actors in the Upper Valley. Casual seating arrangements and great food. Directed by Steve and Jen LeBlanc, the cabaret will raise money for hunger relief agencies (50% of the profit will go to ACT International- Action Against Hunger, and 50% to the Vermont Food Bank), and will also help create a greater awareness around the issue of hunger.

This year's performers include: Andy Adams, Corey Armstrong, Gary Barton, Danielle Cohen, Mark Cookson, Laura Corcoran, Carol Cronce, Neal Cronce, Judi Daigle, Betsy Durkee, Dan Falcone, Ella Falcone, Amy Fortier, Julie Frew, Lydia Frew, Laine Gillespie, Rick Granger, Gerry Grimo, Margaret Hunton, Katie Kitchel, Jen LeBlanc, Steve LeBlanc, Lori Mather, Duncan Nichols, Lauren Pidgeon, Beata Randall, Susan Rives, Hal Sheeler, Karen Smith, Laura Spratt, Mary Ann Stanford, Erin Stone, Matt Stone, Noor Taher, Barry Wenig, Iva Wich, and Christine Williamson.

Make your reservation today!

Almost, Maine
by John Cariani

Poster

Director: Samantha Davidson Green

Producer: Alex Cherington (802.356.5795)

Auditions: Sunday, January 11, 2-5pm and Monday, January 12, 6:30-9pm
Auditions will be at Parish Players' Eclipse Grange

Show Dates: Thursday, Friday and Saturday - 7pm, April 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11
Sunday Matinées - 3pm, April 5, 12
Shows will be at Parish Players' Eclipse Grange

Tickets: General $15, Seniors $12, Students $10

Reservations or information: (802) 785–4344

Gallery from our recent production Under Milkwood

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.



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