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Thomasville On Stage And Company presents

2013 2014 Season The Store Front Theater

117 S. Broad St., Downtown Thomasville GA

Find us on Face Book and the web at www.tosac.com


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Welcome to another exciting year at Thomasville On Stage and Company. First and foremost, we welcome our patrons and sponsors without whom we couldn’t deliver the wonderful local and regional talent year after year at our historic storefront theater. We’re also grateful for our volunteers and welcome those new and old to another season of live theatre. We have plenty in store this season: four new plays, some brand new events, and we can’t wait to see you all there. We invite you to visit our storefront theater on Broad street or our website at www.tosac.com, where you may become a member, preview the upcoming season, and purchase show tickets.


Contents Board of Directors Mission Statement President’s Notes Season History Scholarship & Endowment Membership Application Advertising Opportunities Advertiser’s Members Show - Insert Special Thanks - Insert

TOSAC Playbill Layout & design Clay Byars

Advertising Lloyd Eckberg

TOSAC Board of Directors Clay Byars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . President

Copy editor

Jennifer Westfield

byarsclay@gmail.com

Jana Mohr . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice President jana.danielle10@gmail.com

Gary Cooper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Treasurer cooperpromotions@gmail.com

Jenni Martin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Secretary jenniandmack@rose.net

Lloyd Eckberg Pat Orr Nancy Byars

Advertising Lloyd Eckberg

Printing

Skyline Graphics 105 Hadley Dr. Thomasville, GA 31792 (229) 228-7575

Posters & promotional materials

Clay Byars, Jana Mohr

Mission Statement Thomasville On Stage And Company, Inc., is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the enrichment of life for all persons in Thomas County and South Georgia by encouraging active participation in production and performance of live theater and encouraging attendance of the productions. Thomasville On Stage And Company, Inc., is committed to, and pleased to, support artistic expression in our community. The views and opinions expressed through the productions and by their participants are not necessarily representative of the organization. 

Webmaster, PayPal Jim Lumpkin

The Store Front Theater

117 S. Broad St., Downtown Thomasville GA www.tosac.com

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2014 Thomasville On Stage And Company

Winter A Raisin In The Sun

Play by Lorraine Hansberry February 21, 22, & 23 & 28 March 1, & 2

Spring The Jungle Book

Story by Rudyard Kipling April 26, & 27 May 2, 3 & 4

Summer Alice In Wonderland Play by Lewis Carroll July 11, 12, & 13 July 18, 19, & 20

Like us on Facebook For more information visit www tosac.com All shows will be performed at the Storefront Theater 117 S. Broad St., Thomasville GA


Synopsis In this superlative mystery-comedy, statuettes of little soldier boys on a fireplace mantle in an island house off of Devon fall to the floor and break one by one, as guests in the house succumb to similar fates, and the audience ponders who among them is the murderer. Eight strangers, who have never met each other, or their apparently absent host and hostess, are lured to the island and, along with the two house servants, marooned. As it goes, the housekeeper, the butler and the boatman have never met their employer either. A mysterious voice accuses each of having gotten away with murder and then one drops dead — poisoned. One down and nine to go! After the first mysterious death, the remaining murderers begin dying one by one in equally mysterious ways, until there are none…

Setting The living room of a house on Soldier Island, off the coast of Devon, England Act 1 Scene 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A Summer Evening in August

Act 2 Scene 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Following Morning Scene 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Same Day – Afternoon

Act 3 Scene 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Same Day - Evening


Director’s Notes When I first auditioned for this play, I had no idea I would end up directing it, but, due to extenuating circumstances, that’s what happened. Despite some daunting challenges, my co-director, Suzy Essex-Joffe, and I have been blessed with a fantastic cast and crew – all of whom believe, as we do, that the show must go on! We have been thrilled and delighted by all of the hard work and dedication they’ve shown--some are brand new to TOSAC, or are returning after many years away. We truly look forward to working with all of them again. Those of you who are fans of Agatha Christie will be pleased to find that this stage adaptation closely follows her novel, and we’ve worked hard to maintain that integrity. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Ms. Christie, we hope you will enjoy this intriguing story – one of the most beloved mysteries of the 20th century. Ladies and gentlemen, silence please! We now proudly present... ... And Then There Were None! — Tim Green

Director’s Bio A life-long actor, Tim is no stranger to the stage. Aside from numerous TOSAC productions, including Three Bags Full, Scrooge, T’was the Night Before Christmas, and Chaps, Tim has also worked with Cairo’s Syrup City Players in Dearly Beloved, and Jeff Lovett’s original play, Simply Divided. Prior to that, he acted in many places and many venues, including Dinner Theater here in Thomasville Just Desserts, a murder-mystery, and The Hound of the Baskervilles, as Sherlock Holmes, and Aladdin and the Magical Lamp, as Jafar, and Frankenstein, which he scored the music for. He has helped build sets, run lights and sound, and is happy to offer any assistance he can to ensure that each production is top-notch. Please enjoy this production of And Then There Were None.

Production Crew Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tim Green Co-Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Suzy Essex-Joffe Assistant Director and Photographer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cathy Russell Producer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Qasharah Dean Assistant Producer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nancy Byars Stage Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sarah Warmack Set Construction and Decoration . . . . . . . . . . . Josh Warren . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kaitlin McGeHee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Allen Banks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Lamb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sarah Warmack

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Assistant Stage Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jaci Russell Costume Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joellen Griffin Lights and Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brandon Cox Copy Writing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jennifer Westfield Advertising and Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clay Byars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Keiser Design and Multimedia Students House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wayne and Barbara Lawson Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Lumpkin

Cast Rogers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Lamb Mrs. Rogers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hananel Mavity Fred Narracott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marshall Singletary Vera Claythorne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Emily Arwood Philip Lombard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bailey Slaughter Anthony Marston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cole Blackman William Blore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Allen Banks General Mackenzie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . William H. Frazier Emily Brent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Suzy Essex-Joffe Sir Lawrence Wargrave . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tim Green Dr. Eleanor Armstrong . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hannah Lindquist

Biographies

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Emily Arwood has always loved the stage. As a child, she spent her early years traveling and performing with her relatives, The Family of Faith. In 2013, driven by her love of theater, Emily became a member of the Red Hills Players and was blessed to be a part of their first production, Jane Eyre - The Musical. Now, Emily is thrilled to have the opportunity to pursue acting here at TOSAC this fall. Hannah Lindquist was born and raised in right here in Thomasville. A long-time lover of theater, she has been involved in several plays and musicals, including Oliver Twist, Annie, and Pride and Prejudice. When Hannah is not at rehearsals, she spends her time re-reading Pride and Prejudice, playing guitar, drinking coffee with friends at Grassroots, and spending time with her family. Hannah is very excited to be a part of this production, and hopes that you enjoy the show! Marshall Singletary is a retired minister living in Thomasville. His many interests include painting, writing, history, and scuba diving. Marshall has always been interested in the theatrical arts, but aside from doing off-stage voice work, he has never had the opportunity to act on-stage. This is his first time as an on-stage character, and he is very glad that TOSAC has given him this opportunity. Cole Blackman from a young age, always had a love for theater. When he entered high school, it was very hard for him to make friends. Joshua Mimbs’ Drama classes took care of that! Since then, Cole has been involved with numerous plays, including: Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along-Blog, Seussical, Yellow Boat, Twilight Zone, Peter Pan, Fiddler on the Roof, and currently The Boy Who Stole From the Stars. A senior in high school – about to graduate – this is his first time performing with TOSAC.


Suzy Essex-Joffe is a native of Miami, FL. Suzy has been performing on stage for all of her adult life. A sculptor, and a singer and guitarist in a county/rock band for 20 years, she only discovered her penchant for acting after moving here to Thomasville, and being accidentally introduced to the genre at Thomasville On Stage And Company. Suzy has since appeared in many TOSAC productions, such as The Laramie Project, Blue Bell Run, Guys and Dolls, Chaps, and Scrooge. She has worked as technical staff, stage manager, and assistant directed many other TOSAC projects. She has also been involved with Cairo’s Syrup City Players with Simply Divided and Dearly Beloved. Suzy has also lent her skills and talent to the TOSAC Board of Directors for several years. She is very excited to be in this production and hopes that you enjoy And Then There Were None as much as she has loved working with this wonderful group of dedicated performers. Michael Lamb hails from Pelham, GA. As a singer-songwriter, he plays guitar and piano and enjoys performing any time he can. As a high school student, he played the role of John Proctor in Arthur Miller’s dark drama, The Crucible. This is his first role at TOSAC, and he’s looking forward to many more shows. He sincerely hopes you enjoy And Then There Were None. Allen Banks hails from Pelham, GA, and has performed in several high school plays. This is his first time performing with TOSAC. Like many others, he looks forward to doing more shows with TOSAC. In his spare time, Allen enjoys sports, playing guitar and piano, and singing. Look for him – along with Michael and Hananel – (and maybe Tim and Suzy) on Tuesday nights at Bacchus for Open Mic Night. Blair Slaughter is a junior at Thomas County Central High School. He plays bassoon and saxophone in the band. This is Blair’s third TOSAC production having played in two summer musicals including Grandpa Joe in Willy Wonka. He is excited to be in his first all-drama play and hopes he and all of his fellow cast members do well, too. William Frazier has spent the last twenty years in North Carolina, where he retired from a long career in marketing and advertising for the auto racing industry. With his granddaughter’s encouragement, he decided to audition for this play – his first since the mid-nineties, when he was in TOSAC’s production of Bad Seed. In his spare time, William enjoys playing golf and billiards. Qasharah Reid Dean calls Thomasville home. She attended school at Thomasville and Thomas County Central High Schools as well as Bishop’s Hall. She also attended Southwest Georgia Technical College. She has been in TOSAC productions of Swinging on a Star, Guys and Dolls, Laramie Project and Three Bags Full. She also played Shelby in TOSACs Spring production of Steel Magnolias. Qasharah has enjoyed every moment of acting on the TOSAC stage and hopes you will enjoy this production. Hananel Mavity first appeared on the TOSAC stage at age 5 in The King and I. She is delighted to be back after many years elsewhere! She is currently on staff at the Center for the Arts as Internal Youth Programs Manager, is the Artistic Director for the Red Hills Players, and is a singer-songwriter with Gatorbone Records. She hopes you enjoy the show – if you can make it to the end alive!

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President’s Notes

Welcome to another exciting season of theater magic at Thomasville On Stage and Company. Endless thanks for the continued support from you, businesses and members, who continue to allow us to thrive. We live in economic times that some might call desperate, especially for those involved in arts programs; because of your generosity, TOSAC has not fallen on as hard of times as some, and for that we cannot express enough gratitude. We sincerely plan to make this our most productive and entertaining season yet. In addition to the regular four-show season, we have many new ideas for how to give you more. This year we are proud to announce a series of pre-dress rehearsal mixers that will take place at the Storefront Theater a week before each show. It is our intention to let the community have a more intimate relationship with cast, crew members, sponsors, and volunteers-- to provide a kind of mingling that differs from when the cast is costumed, the sets are built and the audience quietly waits for the curtain to rise. We continually look forward to building additional relationships with downtown businesses, schools, churches, and minority groups in the way of promotion and expanding our presence in the community. We are always looking for volunteers to fill a number of different roles. In addition to the transformation and emotion embodied by the gifted actors on our stage, we are truly thankful for the current and longtime group of volunteers who lend their time and talent to doing behind the scenes work, without which there would be no productions. Guided only by their generosity, love of the theater, and the mission of TOSAC, these people often go unrecognized because their hard work is done before the audience is ever seated, and is never part of the curtain call. We thank you all, volunteers, partners, and future members, and we welcome all of you to come enjoy the fruits of so many individual labors this season at TOSAC. — Clay Byars

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History

In 1979, a local woman, Tina Hughes, placed an ad in the Times-Enterprise seeking those interested in developing a community theater in Thomasville.This first meeting was held at the Thomas College Chapel and about thirty people attended, including Tina Cyphers, who had grand ideas for the fledgling group. At the second meeting the group decided to produce The Curious Savage. Auditions were held and the first cast included Margaret Turner, Ron Shank, Len Powell, Jimmy Singletary and Gary McClain. During the production of the first show the group spent much time at the home of Bob and Madeline Boissiere. Madeline provided costumes, and provided vital assistance with set design and publicity. Madeline later became the group’s Historian and designed the first logo, consisting of a comedy and tragedy mask, a rose vine, and the name Thomasville On Stage And Company. For years, Thomasville On Stage and Company (TOSAC) was without a home, performing mostly in backyards and in local schools such Magnolia-Chapelle, MacIntyre Park and Jerger. In the Early 1980’s the Acquisition of The Storefront Theatre in downtown Thomasville by the Marguerite Neel-Williams Foundation gave TOSAC a home. The location provided the group with an eighty-seat auditorium, workshop and material storage space, costume storage and green room, restrooms and concessions area. In the early 1990’s the Storefront was renovated, moving the stage to its current location, with wings and a backstage area. Risers were added to the auditorium for better visibility for the audience, and a control booth was added with light and sound controls. The crumbling façade was also replaced, awnings were added, and a lobby was created. TOSAC now produces four shows a year including shows like, Guys And Dolls, South Pacific, Annie, Lost In Yonkers, The Odd Couple, The Glass Menagerie, Lion in Winter, Angel Street, The Bad Seed, You Can’t Take it with You and Steel Magnolias, as well as works by local playwrights.

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Support

TOSAC is fortunate to have generous patrons, whose generosity supports educational endeavors and building improvements. Ron Shank Endowment Fund This fund was established by TOSAC’s Board of Directors in memory of TOSAC cofounder, Ron Shank. Gifts to the fund are deposited in a special account in which, it is hoped, monies will grow to an amount where interest earned can be used for the operational needs of the organization. At the present time there will be no expenditures from the fund for any purpose. Contributions, memorials, and other bequests are deeply appreciated.

Romaine Ludwick Scholarship Fund College scholarships are awarded annually to high school seniors in honor of Romaine Ludwick, who for many years was a tireless volunteer for the TOSAC organization. This past year, through membership contributions, the Board of Directors permanently funded this scholarship. Teens who qualify will have performed on the TOSAC stage and/or worked many hours in stage support. To qualify, a student must be graduating on time, be accepted to an accredited school, have a written recommendation from a teacher, and write and submit a short essay describing why he or she deserves the scholarship. All materials are to be submitted through a school guidance office and postmarked by April 15th of each year, or the following Monday. TOSAC’s Scholarship Committee will select the candidates and present them to the Board at the May meeting. TOSAC is proud to reward these energetic achievers and welcomes contributions toward their education.

Membership

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Membership Types (Check One) Student-$15 Individual-$25 Family-$50 Business-$100 Patron-$200 Angel-$500 Other-__________________

Season Tickets ($60)

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Members

Archangel $1,000 Mr. & Mrs. Tom D’Isepo Ms. Diane W. Parker

Angel $500 Bill Raiford

Patron $200 Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd Eckberg Mr. & Mrs. William Gainer • Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Lawson Betty C. Neill Mr. & Mrs. Richard Sanders

Centurion $100 Dr./Mrs. Robert Ackerman • Mr. & Mrs. Rick Ivey

Business $100 David/Sue Miller • Dr. Terry Smith • Ali McKay

Family $50 Robert & Mary Louise Ackerman • Rev. & Mrs. Fred Buechner Mr. & Mrs. Wesley Carpenter Dr. & Mrs. John King Mary Krier Charlotte Miller Mr. & Mrs. Cody Mohr Mr. & Mrs. Roger Pace Mr. & Mrs. Scott Rich Mr. & Mrs. Gene Richardson Mr. & Mrs. Bill Shimer Mr. & Mrs. Marshall Singletary Mr. & Mrs. Terry Tullis

Individual $25 Allen Banks Clay Byars Nancy Byars Elaine Shank Janet Barnes

Advertisers

Brandy Crews Melanie Harkness Sally Hodges George Igler Tom Keister Carol Kelso Barbara Knapp Michael Lamb Jenni Martin Dennis McGill Ruthie Keister Mrs. Roy O. Wiilham Bettye Fox

Student $15 Taylor Searcy

Season Tickets Joan Scoggins James & Denise Watts • •Season-Ticket Holders

Al Dixon Men’s Wear

Wright Group

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J. Smith Lanier

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Robin Wise, DDS

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Ameris Bank

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Commercial Bank

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Moonspin, LLC

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Businesses and individuals are welcome to advertise in the TOSAC playbill. Approximately 4,000 copies of the playbill are printed annually, 3,000 of which are distributed to patrons and individuals attending shows, and the remainder of the playbills are distributed to local businesses. There are four plays per season, and ads appear in the playbill and on TOSAC’s website for one season. If you would like to purchase an ad for the 2013 - 2014 season please contact: Lloyd Eckberg - Ad Sales Home: 229-228-5260 Cell: 229-225-2443

All ads are in full color, please check our website for current ad rates and ad submission deadlines

News and Notes In addition to playbill advertisements, TOSAC is offering sponsorship opportunities for individual shows. Sponsors will have an ad in the playbill for an individual show, and their business name will be displayed in the lobby of the theater and be announced at the beginning and intermission of their chosen show. Sponsorships help offset the cost of show royalties, licensing fees, scripts and other materials. If you are interested in sponsoring a show please contact: Clay Byars - President Cell: 229-977-4615 E-mail: byarsclay@gmail.com

Box Office Show tickets and memberships of varying sorts may be purchased in advance through TOSAC’s website, www.tosac.com via PayPal. This year, we will now be accepting credit/ debit cards at the door of each show via Square, a secure online payment system. We are proud to accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover.

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