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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.

Under Milk Wood
by Dylan Thomas

Poster

Sophie Wood, Director

Patrick Freund, Producer, (call 802-785-4291)

Auditions and shows will be at Parish Players' Eclipse Grange

Show Dates: Friday & Saturday, November 28 & 29 and Thursday, Friday & Saturday, December 4, 5 & 6, 7:30pm
Sunday Matinées, November 30 and December 7, 2pm

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

Reservations or information: (802) 785–4344 or e-mail pancho@parishplayers.org

A day in the life of a small Welsh village from before dawn until evening's dark. Poet Dylan Thomas's greatest work is rich in images and fantastically eccentric characters, seen with candor and tenderness. A celebration of quotidian and dream life, with live music, shadow puppetry, and an eclectic ensemble cast.

For more information please call producer Patrick Freund at 802-785-4291

The cast and crew includes Danielle Cohen, Dan Deneen, Chico Eastridge, Louisa Holbrook, Sadie Holbrook, Sheila Kaplow, Duncan Nichols, Robert O'Leary, Barbara Swantak, Cynthia Taylor, Jim Schley, Christine Williamson, and Hazel Wood.
Stage manager: Ruth Lichtman. Technical director: Neal Meglathery. Poster by Hazel Wood and Tess Holbrook. Musical compositions by Louisa and Sadie Holbrook.

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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