Still Need for 'Lettice' House Staffers

Posted: Thursday, February 15, 2018, 8:53am

Curtain Players has a critical need for volunteers to fill out house staff ranks for its current production Lettice and Lovage. The Peter Shaffer comedy runs this weekend and next at the 5691 Harlem Road playhouse, and volunteers are needed to be house managers, ushers, parking lot attendants, and concession clerks.

Volunteers may sign up for performances at 8 PM Fridays-Saturdays February 16-17, 23-24 and at 2 PM Sundays February 18 and 25. A Curtain Panels audience talk back is scheduled following the February 18 matinee. The three-act play runs approximately 2 1/2 hours with intermissions.

Players may field questions about the theatre’s volunteer program and sign up for Lettice and Lovage house staff positions by e-mailing Debb Miller at Miller is the board member in charge of the theatre’s volunteer program.

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 provides members of its house staff seats for the performance without charge.