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APRIL 2017

April Fool's Day 50th Anniversary Celebration

The Parish Players Board of Directors is pleased to invite you to an evening of joyful celebration looking back at our first 50 years & ahead to our next 50!

Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 6pm-until... at the Eclipse Grange, Thetford Hill

The celebration is free of charge, but DONATIONS toward our 50th Anniversary fundraising campaign will be GRATEFULLY RECEIVED to secure our theater for the next 50 years!

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Jerry Finnegan's Sister
By Jack Neary
Presented by the Parish Players

Directed by Linda Neubelt

Produced by M. Carl Kaufman

Brian Dowd has spent the last 10 years of his life wrestling with an unrequited "something" for his best friend's sister, who happens to live next door. But each and every time he's spoken with Beth Finnegan for more than 30 seconds, he's ended up with his foot planted firmly in his mouth. Now, Brian's time is about to run out. With recent news that Jerry Finnegan's sister is getting married, the time has come for him to put up or shut up. Like John Wayne in The High and the Mighty, Brian has reached the point of no return. What's he got to lose — except the love of his life! In a series of fast-moving, hysterically funny scenes, two actors play Brian and Beth from ages seven and six, through their adolescent and teen years, right up to the moment the play is happening, when they're both in their early 20s. This highly acclaimed comedy has charmed audiences of all ages, and has been produced with great success in a number of theatres nationwide. It has been hailed by critics as "A delight...a gem! Has enough chuckles, guffaws and belly laughs to please any patron." Easy to produce, and an exceptionally exciting challenge for actors and directors, Jerry Finnegan's Sister is the rare comedy that is at once entertaining, very funny, and, ultimately, touching.

Performances: Friday - Saturday, April 7-8, 14-15 & 21-22
Sunday Matinées April 9 & 23 at 3pm

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JUNE 2017

Steel Magnolias
by Robert Harling
Presented by the Parish Players

Directed by M. Carl Kaufman

Produced by Linda Neubelt

The action is set in Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are "anybody" come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle, the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town's rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, and the local social leader, M'Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby is about to married. Concerned with a group of gossipy southern ladies in a small-town beauty parlor, the play is alternately hilarious and touching—and, in the end, deeply revealing of the strength and purposefulness which underlies the antic banter of its characters.

Performances: Thursday, June 8 & 15
Friday - Saturday, June 2-3, 9-10, & 16-17 at 7:30pm
Sunday Matinées June 4, 11 & 18 at 3pm

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