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                                      THESPA NEWSLETTER

                                                  May 2018

 

Dear Members and Friends,

 Our Thespa evening is on Wednesday 30th May.

There will be 2 One- Act Plays.

Our first play is:-   a playlet “Immobiles”, an extract from work by Michael Frayn                                                      Directed by Miles Rendle

Cast:-

Chris              Andrew Gommersall

Dietrich          Keith Audas

Nikki              Veronica del Cerro

Mother            Diana King

Call Waiting    Eileen Audas

A German visitor attempts to make contact with his hostess via an answering machine.

 

MEAL MENU

Starter    Tasty fish cakes with Tartar Sauce

Main       Cheesy topped Cottage pie with peas and red cabbage

Dessert   Pear Belle Helene

Vegetarian option = Vegetarian Shepherd’s pie

 

Second play:-  A Day at Sea” by Colin Smith                       Directed by Peter Cadman

Cast:-

Betty      Shirley Knauf

Edna       Jean Macer

David     Peter Cadman

Two elderly ladies, on a Cruise, talk with Betty’s son who is an entertainer on board.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

 

  May Day message

The Board has been preparing a "job-list" for future reference. There are some tasks , if undertaken, would enhance our performances and the running of the Association.

The main one is:-

 "Technician" (Sound effects person)

The role would include:-

liaison with Directors re. necessary sound effects/music (lighting?)

assisting at productions and attending rehearsals as necessary

Monitor and/or store Thespa's technical equipment in a suitable venue

Review maintenace and/or replacement when necessary 

If you would like to help in this way for some (or al) of our plays please let me know.

 Other jobs which are not being done currently are::-

Property agent who would assist the Directot to obtain & organize necessary props for a production, (this job could be done on a monthly basis by more than one volunteer}

Minutes Secretary assisting the Secretary by taking minutes at Board Meetings,A.G.M.s and E.G.M.s

Librarian (Archivist) maintaing existing assets and cataloging scripts,C.D.s etc. for auditing purposes

 

Currently we only have 3 jobs undertaken by non-Board members 

Websiter designer maintenanceof Associations website (Steve Wright)

Front of House  assistingat Thespa evenings (Rochelle Shapiro, Pauline Stone & Jean Macer

Auditor- appointed at each A.G.M. to assist the Treasurer by auditing annual accounts (currently Ray Hood)

Please let me know if you can help in any of these tasks.

 

Regards

Janet Gillett

Secretary to Thespa

 

 

We also want to hear from anyone who is interested in Acting (with a rehearsed script) or Directing.

If you are available on Sept.26th,Oct. 31st and/or/November 28th please let Wendy Smith know. On

fredwendy8@gmail.com or +34 665447388 

 

If you know of any Thespians who might like to join us please encourage them to do so….for only €10

As usual, in order to reserve a place you need to contact thespabooking@gmail.com or phone 622454422.

We need to know exactly how many in your party and who will be will be coming. We also need to know if there are any special dietary requirements. 

Please let us know by the Friday before performance making sure that we have a phone contact number or email address.

Please note that the chef  does not have a kitchen full of supplies like a Restaurant.

Please remember that members pay €16 for the evening and guests €18. It would be much appreciated if you could bring the correct amount to avoid giving change

 

Yours sincerely

Janet Gillett

Secretary to Thespa

 

 

We also want to hear from anyone who is interested in Acting (with a rehearsed script) or Directing.

If you are available on Sept.26th,Oct. 31st and/or/November 28th please let Wendy Smith know. On

fredwendy8@gmail.com or +34 665447388 

 

 

If you know of any Thespians who might like to join us please encourage them to do so….for only €10


 

 

 

 

Thank you for your support

 

Janet Gillett (for Thespa Booking Line)

 www.theatrecostadelsol.com

 

 

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