"The Backstage Pass"
FALL SHOW PROVIDES LAUGHS
Congrats to a talented cast-- Micah Stewart, Kelsey Bush, Paul Elledge, Eric Folkers, JoJo Johnson, and Karen Cahill-- & crew--Carol Hinkle, Christine Claeys, Linda Garwood, Robbin & Steve Poling, Marlene Holsteen, Kent Lewis, Al & Cyndy Fabel, Randy Wischmeier, Eric Smith, Patrick Fee, Chris Hinkle, and Starr Sattler, who opened PW’s 2021-2022 season with a successful presentation of Ken Ludwig’s comedy A Fox on the Fairway.
It was a great way to start the season!
PW GRATEFUL FOR ONGOING COMMUNITY SUPPORT
Players Workshop has received donations from the following since the last issue of The Backstage Pass: Bettie Raines + Chip Readinger; Lois Close, Chery Kos- mann, Bryan & Margaret Close, + Marti & Pat Walsh, all in memory of Carolyn Bouquet; Chris Kelly and family + Pat Mayle, in memory of Mary Ann Kelly; Olive Sullivan in memory of Susan Diehl;
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PW THANKS YOU SO MUCH!
JOIN PLAYERS WORKSHOP’S HONORARY SUPPORTING CAST
Thank you to the following who have joined Players Workshop Honorary Supporting Cast for 2021-2022:
Kyle Warren Ahrold
David Beckman-Beckman Law
Kevin & Jayne Gobble
Wayne & Colleen Heibner
Chip & Dana Readinger
Mrs. Donald Allgood
Chad & Sally Bird
Dick & Vicki Dillon
Earl & Peggy Stott
Harry & Linda Hoenig
Donna & Jan Logan
Their gifts will be recognized in The Backstage Pass, in each play program, and on the PW website.
For more information on how to join, go to the PW website or contact PW Pres. Mary Fox (email@example.com or at 319-750-6046).
“Community is the most important part of Community Theatre.”
To that end, Players Workshop invites you to support your local community theater by joining its Honorary Supporting Cast and making a one-time financial
donation for the 2021-2022 season.
Six donor levels are available:
Stage Crew $100--$249
Supporting Cast $250--$499
Producer $2,500 +.
Your gift will be recognized in The Backstage Pass, in each play program, and on the PW website (unless you request anonymity).
A brochure containing information about the Honorary Supporting Cast and a special application form for joining (not the same donation form as in the newsletter) will be available in your next play program, is available now on the PW website, or you may contact PW Pres. Mary Fox (firstname.lastname@example.org or at 319-750-6046).
MEET YOUR BOARD MEMBERS
Now in his second year as a member of PW’s Board of Directors, Duane Hartman, a driver’s license supervisor in Burlington/Ottumwa, came to PW when his daughter was cast in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (he even ended up playing one of the firemen). He said “I liked seeing the joy the kids had on their faces. . . . I wanted to be a part of creating this joy for the kids and adults through any way I could.”
That is one reason he is on the youth theater committee. He believes in fostering creativity in kids, and feels bringing more kids to the theatrical experience now, will, ultimately, ensure the future of the theater.
He is also on the house and grounds committee; he wants to help maintain and modernize the theatre “to make sure it is around for future generations to enjoy.”
As for other pursuits, Duane is an avid Cubs and Hawkeyes fan, enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, challenging himself with home improvements, and co-directing the Puppet of Praise at his church.
A self-proclaimed “people pleaser,”
Duane admits he struggles with saying “no.” PW feels very lucky that Duane didn’t say “no” to them.
ARCHIVES NEEDS YOUR HELP
Locating, digitizing, and identifying of PW photos, programs, posters, newsletters, minutes, etc., has been a focus of the archive committee for a number of years. In addition to making these accessible electronically, hard copies have also been retained. Currently, they are trying to find missing play programs and promotional posters from past PW performances.
They are asking for help locating copies (sometimes multiple) of the following play programs:
6 RMS RIV VU (1980)
Death and Taxes (2012)
Tabloid, the Musical (2004)
She Was Only a Farmer’s Daughter (1996)
Girls Only (2011)
The Homecoming (1970)
Sandbox/No Exit (1966)
It’s a Trick (1934)
Black Comedy (1973)
Greater Tuna (1994)
The Music Man (2008)
The Cardigans (2006)
Plaid Tidings (2010)
I Hate Hamlet (2005)
A Nice Family Gathering (2009)
84 Charing Cross Road (1990)
Brighton Beach Memoirs (1987)
Catch Me If You Can (1984)
Same Time, Next Year (1984)
Sex Please, We’re Sixty (2013)
The Farndale Christmas Carol (1998)
Sorry! Wrong Chimney (2000)
Second, the committee needs the following play posters, to fill in the archival gaps:
Flaminog Court (2012)
Over the River and Through the Woods (2003)
The Farndale Christmas Carol, A Traveling Travesty (1998)
A Christmas Carol (1992)
1940’s Radio Hour (1988)
Sherlock Holmes (1987)
Something’s Afoot (1985)
Same Time, Next Year (1984)
Arsenic and Old Lace (1981)
Please contact Mary Krohlow (319-752-8501 or email@example.com) if you have any of these items or know where they can be found.