By William Inge
September 30 - October 16, 2016
This beautiful drama written by one of the world’s most admired playwrights takes place on Labor Day weekend in the joint backyards of two middle-aged widows. One house belongs to Flo Owens, who lives there with her two maturing daughters, Madge and Millie, and a boarder who is a spinster school teacher. The other house belongs to Helen Potts, who lives with her elderly and invalid mother. Into this female atmosphere comes a young man named Hal Carter, whose animal vitality seriously upsets the entire group. Hal is a most interesting character, a child of parents who ignored him, self-conscious of his failings and his position behind the eight ball. Flo is sensitively wary of temptations for her two daughters. Madge, bored with being only a beauty, sacrifices her chances for a wealthy marriage for the excitement Hal promises. Her sister, Millie, finds her balance for the first time through the stranger’s brief attention. And a spinster school teacher is stirred to make an issue out of the dangling courtship that has brightened her life in a dreary, minor way.
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Attendees to the Annual Meeting were treated to a sample from our upcoming show “The Music Man” as well as two special presentations. This meeting, open to all members of Peninsula Community Theatre, is a roundup of our theatre’s yearly activity and a chance to update bylaws and choose the leadership for the theatre.
We met our John Raynes Scholarship winner, Delaney Vest, who has been active in theatre at Tabb High School and York County School of the Arts, and will be majoring in Theatre and English at Christopher Newport University. PCT is proud to be a small part of the start of this thespian’s career.
We also recognized the decades of support from our retiring Board Member, S. Chris Bartlett. It’s been a few years since Chris has been on stage, but Chris has been an active part of our community’s operations, enthusiastically volunteering her energy and talent in charge of several functions. Chris met her husband, Don, at the theatre and they both have been major contributors to our community for many years. We thank Chris for her efforts, and look forward to her participation in our theatre as a Board Member Emeritus.
Do you and your family love the theatre? Have you been excited or moved by a PCT production, or helped move the audience by being on stage here yourself? For 20 years, PCT has been “making a mark” in Newport News and in the lives of thousands of people on the Peninsula. Now you can help us continue this tradition by making your mark at the Village Theatre!
Do you have a favorite seat in the Village? Now you can place your name on it! Your gift of $150 allows you to place an engraved plaque on the seat of your choice or any seat in the theater. It may be engraved with your name, in memoriam, or wording of your choice on a seat in the Village Theatre, home of the Peninsula Community Theatre; or you may purchase two seats for $250. The plaque can bear either your name, your business name, a memory of your favorite PCT show, or the name of a loved one who enjoys or enjoyed this historic theater. Plaques can also be dedicated anonymously. One plaque is available per seat, so we ask that you act today. Plaques are limited to 4 lines, with 30 characters per line, including spaces and punctuation.
Please note that seats will be sold on a first come, first served basis. Seat sponsors must still purchase tickets to all events at the theatre, and they are not guaranteed seating in the chairs bearing their name.
If you would prefer to donate to the Annual Fund instead in the amount of your choice, your gift is always welcome. There is an area on the form to indicate your contribution. We thank you for your continued support of Peninsula Community Theatre, and for helping us provide quality theatre to the Peninsula.
John Wilt, President