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The Match Girl's Gift

by Laurie Brooks
Directed by Ryan Long

Dec. 5 & 6, 2014 at 8:00pm
Dec. 12 & 13, 2014 at 8:00pm
Dec. 19 & 20 2014 at 8:00pm
Dec. 14 & 21, 2014 at 2:00pm

Isaac Barnes, Amelia Cameron, Dan Griscom, Barb Inglis, Maggie Szabo, Jack Szabo, & Ashley Woodard

Christmas Eve: 1898. The streets of New York City bustle with activity as a light snow begins to fall...one almost overlooks the ragged little girl huddled by the steps of the picturesque mansion. With the help of her grandmother, Lizzie dreams of the things that might be possible were she to dare enter the majestic house and encounter the seemingly happy family within. This condensed retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's classic will inspire your holiday spirit with a heartwarming story of one little girl's triumph over despair.

Along with the play, and adding to the spirit of the holiday, local music groups will take the stage for programs of songs and compositions of the season.

Suitable for all ages.

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  • Spotlight: Two Players Vets Tapped for 'Simply Staged'
  • Nov 19: Volunteer Corps Seeks House Staff for 'Gift'
  • Nov 18: 'Pack of Lies' Script Review December 3
  • Nov 18: Crew Turns Out for Second Build Day
  • Nov 12: Next Board Meeting December 9
  • Nov 12: Second 'Gift' Work Day November 15
  • Nov 11: Hansgen Remembered at Service
  • Nov 11: Two Stagehands Needed for 'Gift' Team
  • Nov 04: Musical Groups To Season 'Gift' Run
  • Nov 03: Players Prominent in Player-Penned Piece
  • Nov 02: Board Adopts New Accounting Policy
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In the Spotlight

Two Players Vets Tapped for 'Simply Staged'

Two veteran Curtain Players have been tapped to stage readings of their original unproduced scripts during the January Simply Staged event at the Harlem Road playhouse.

Emily Turner’s Girl in Progress is described as a warm, funny, touching, and poignant story about the determined optimism of a young woman who struggles coming to terms with a variety of disappointments in and with a life that is extraordinarily ordinary.

Michael Parsons penned Sumner Falls in which a family deals with such as issues as economic problems, infertility, and midlife crisis, all complicated by the arrival of Uncle James, just released from prison after serving 30 years for murdering his wife. (And then the weird stuff happens.)

Turner and Parsons each have many acting and/or directing credits with Curtain Players, and each has served on the board and in many volunteer positions with the theatre.

These staged readings are set for January 15-18.

Girl in Progress is scheduled for Thursday January 15 and Saturday January 17, each day at 8 PM. Sumner Falls is on the calendar for Friday January 16 at 8 PM and Sunday January 18 at 6 PM.

The selection committee received seven unpublished scripts to consider for the Simply Staged program.