Call for 'Wendy Darling' House Teams

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017, 6:48am

Curtain Players trustee Debb Miller is the community theatre’s new volunteer coordinator and business manager, and she is beginning the 2017-18 season with an invitation to individuals to serve on the hospitality team for the opening production, Wendy Darling.

Wendy Darling opens its run Friday September 8 at the 5691 Harlem Road playhouse, and the call sounds for volunteers to be house managers, ushers, parking lot attendants, and concession clerks for eight performances continuing through Sunday September 24.

Curtain Players presents Wendy Darling at 8 PM Fridays-Saturdays September 8-9, 15-16 and 22-23 and at 2 PM Sundays May 17 and 24. Note: The community theatre company advises potential volunteers that this production is recommended for audiences ages 13 and older because of adult language.

Playwright Ira Hauptman will be honored at a pre-performance reception Saturday September 16. He will speak before that show, and at the Curtain Panels audience talk back following the Sunday September 17 performance. Miller may need extra assistance with the Saturday reception.

Players may field questions about the theatre's volunteer program and sign up for those Wendy Darling house staff positions by e-mailing Miller at volunteer@curtainplayers.org

House staff must be 18 years of age or over, with the exception of ushers, who may be as young as 16 years of age.

The house staff jobs are important ones, as these volunteers have the responsibility to be hosts to patrons and to be caretakers of the theatre at performances from before the house opens, during the performance and intermission, and until the theatre closes for the night. Volunteers should note that many performances last season at the playhouse were near or completely sold out.

Curtain Players provides job descriptions to volunteers ahead of time. Curtain Players also encourages those who have worked in these positions to return and to be guides for new volunteers, thereby building the theatre’s network of experienced team members. As a thank you, Curtain Players invites members of its house staff to stay for the performance without charge.