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The Oxford Hills Music and Performing Arts Association presents

a comedy in three acts by Sumner Arthur Long

Directed by Andrew Scott Turner June 18–28 , 2009 Norway Grange Summer 2009

Norway, Maine www.ohmpaa.org


Coming up from OHMPAA

Murder at Cafe Noir by David Landau

Music and Lyrics by Nikki Stern Auditions  Tuesday, June 30 and Wednesday, July 1, 2009 6:30 p.m. at the Norway Grange, 15 Whitman Street Casting: 3 WOMEN and 4 MEN. Ages are ranges. A ’40s private detective story come to life. Rick Archer, P.I., is hired to find a runaway—“A gal who has more curves than the west coast highway.” His search leads him to the Cafe Noir, the only club on the forgotten island of Mustique, a place stuck in the black and white 1940s. The cafe’s owner has washed up murdered and the gal Rick came to find was the last person seen with him. Now Rick must use his hard-boiled detective talents to find the real killer.

Dinner Theater  August 28 and 29 at 7:00 p.m. Director  Tom Littlefield  •  Producers  Sue Alberi and Tom Littlefield For more information contact Tom Littlefield at 890-7518.


The Oxford Hills Music and Performing Arts Association presents

Never Too Late

a comedy in three acts by Sumner Arthur Long

Cast (in order of appearance) Kathy Davis  Grace Kimbrough Dennis Twitchell  Harry Lambert

Setting All the action takes place in the living room of the Lambert home in Calverton, Massachusetts

Rossie Kyllonen  Edith Lambert Elton Cole  Dr. James Kimbrough Daniel Rennie  Charlie Alyssa Wyman  Kate Bill Miller  Mr. Foley Tom Littlefield  Mayor Crane Joel Pulkinnen  Policeman

Act One

Scene 1: A summer Sunday, around noon Scene 2: The next day, around six-thirty in the evening

Act Two

Scene 1: Almost six o’clock in the evening, a few days later Scene 2: Saturday, about noon

Act Three

Scene 1: Late that night There will be one fifteen-minute intermission between Scenes 1 and 2 during Act II. Never Too Late is produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.


Director’s Notes The process of putting a play onto the stage, fully fleshed, is a remarkable one. One that never gets old for me. In my personal history with theatre, I have never stopped marveling at the transformation of a written work of fiction into a living, breathing thing on a stage. Never Too Late is no exception. If he’s lucky, the director’s job is more about coordination and less about directing. I have been so lucky. From the night of tryouts to our first rough nights of blocking, I knew we had assembled a great cast. I could tell very early on that the cast would very capably pull off the tough job of not looking like a play, but rather like a real family up there. What you see is their doing. I just directed traffic. Many thanks to the producers, Connie Allen and Carol Huotari, who always seemed to be a day ahead of me in every aspect, making my life way too easy. You made me look good, much to the chagrin of a handful of people who really know me. And to the production crew, as ever, your talents go mostly unsung but without which the stage would be a dark, empty, quiet, naked thing. And, lastly, to my family: Corrine, for unselfishly giving up three nights a week so that I could go play; Harrison and Fallon, for being readers, photographers, and well, for hanging out with your old man; and Gabi and Griffin, for making me feel like I was just about the best surprise gift anyone could get, every night I returned home from rehearsal.  Andrew “Andy” Scott Turner


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Producers’ notes In a time of stress and difficulty for many of us, it is good to share a laugh. Working on Never Too Late has been a joy. Every rehearsal has been filled with laughs and merriment. We wouldn’t have missed it for the world. The cast has more than risen to the challenge, the crew has worked diligently to create an atmosphere and setting. Andy Turner is a wonderful director, considerate of cast and crew’s needs and situations while staying true to his vision of the show and the expectation that everyone will succeed beyond their wildest dreams. We hope that you enjoy this show as much as we enjoyed working on it. It is through the team effort of cast and crew that this wonderful show is performed.

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About the Show Never Too Late by Sumner Arthur Long was originally produced at the Playhouse, N.Y.C., November 27, 1962, by Elliott Martin and Daniel Hollywood, under the direction of George Abbott with the following cast (in order of appearance): Grace Kimbrough������������������������������������������Leona Maricle Harry Lambert���������������������������������������������������������Paul Ford Edith Lambert��������������������������������������Maureen O’Sullivan Dr. James Kimbrough������������������������������� House Jameson Charlie�������������������������������������������������������������������� Orson Bean Kate�������������������������������������������������������������������������Fran Sharon Mr. Foley������������������������������������������������� Wallace Engelhardt Mayor Crane������������������������������������������������ John Alexander Policeman���������������������������������������������������������������� Ed Griffith This Broadway hit is about a married man in his fifties who suddenly learns he’s becoming a father again. His last child, a girl, was born 24 years ago and considering the boob she married he finds the prospect of another unthinkable. His daughter and son-in-law live with him; she gets up for breakfast at lunchtime and he is curiously addicted to solitaire. It’s not only the impending birth that startles him; his previously meek wife begins to lay down the law. There’s to be a nursery, a new bath, and she’s to have her own checking account. Such dour capitulation you’ll never see again.


The Cast (in order of appearance) Grace Kimbrough played by Kathy Davis —Kathy enjoys all the parts she plays for OHMPAA - Board member, Stage Manager, Assistant to the Director, Producer, House Manager, and especially Actor. She loves inhabiting a character and bringing her to life on the stage, with some favorites being Cassie in Rumors, Penny in You Can’t Take it With You, and Amanda in The Glass Menagerie. Her Never Too Late character, Grace, says: “There’s no law that says we can’t have a little fun!”, and Kathy thinks those are words to live by. Come play with us at OHMPAA—it’s the best fun in town! When not on or around the stage, Kathy works as the Elementary Librarian for MSAD#17, and has been telling stories to children in the Oxford Hills for almost twenty years. Her thanks go out to her always-patient husband Michael, and to the talented “kids” who still drop in regularly at the house on Pleasant Street: Alex & Meg, Nora & Brian, and Owen!

Dr. James Kimbrough played by Elton Cole—Elton loves spending more time with his grandchildren Devin and Isabella and less time on stage. He really enjoyed working the crowd in OHMPAA’s Dinner Theater and hopes to do that again soon! Yeah, Dennis, a well deserved first leading role!! Charlie played by Daniel Rennie—This is Daniel’s fourth project with OHMPAA. He appeared as Jim O’Connor in The Glass Menagerie, as the sadistic inquisitor guard in Man of La Mancha and provided a plethora of voices for Prisoner of Second Avenue. Daniel would like to thank his daughter, LiliJune for all the love, creativity and inspiration and also fellow cast and crew members that made this show and others possible. Enjoy!

Harry Lambert played by Dennis Twitchell—Dennis has been in many OHMPAA productions and also 5 schoolcommunity shows. This is the first time with a lead role. Many thanks to the director and production staff for this opportunity. Thanks to his wife for putting up with him not being home and also his son, Josh, and daughter, Tiffany, for helping him with his lines.

Kate played by Alyssa Wyman—This is Alyssa’s 4th production with OHMPAA, the first of which was at age 7. Alyssa is an honors student involved in Respect Team, Lacrosse, and Drama Club. She will be a sophomore at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School in the Fall. She wishes to thank her Mom for the dramatic genes, her father for constantly being supportive, and the director for his wise choice... (nepotism rocks!) It is an honor to grow up on stage with her OHMPAA family.

Edith Lambert played by Rossie Kyllonen—This is Rossie’s first stage appearance with OHMPAA. She lives in Buckfield with her husband. Rossie says, “What a blast to make my 50+ year old brain try to learn lines. I haven’t tried that since the late 70’s! Thanks to Carol Huotari for talking me into auditioning. What a privilege for me to work with my director and cast mates. Thanks to my son, Jonathan, for his experienced stage advice. And last but not least, the support from my husband John. Thank you!”

Mr. Foley played by Bill Miller—This is William’s 6th stage appearance. He has formerly appeared in the following OHMPAA productions: The Nerd, The Music Man, And Then There Were None and Man of La Mancha. He also appeared in Our Town at the Schoolhouse Arts Center. William lives in Paris ME with his wife and four boys. He would like to thank his family for being so supportive and encouraging.


Mayor Crane played by Tom Littlefield— Tom is grateful that an organization such as OHMPAA allows him the opportunity to do and say things that he would never get a chance to do or say in real life. This time it’s a pompous, self- important mayor. Except for that mayor title, he finally gets to play himself. Hoowah!!! Other recent roles include the Barber in Man of La Mancha and LeRoy the janitor in All This Talk is Killing Me. He directed The Prisoner of Second Avenue. Policeman played by Joel H. Pulkkinen—Joel is happy to be back in OHMPAA productions. He is a veteran of OHMPAA and community musicals. Joel is glad to be with old friends and meeting new ones.

Cast photos by Andy Turner and Ethan McNerny.


www.ohmpaa.org Visit OHMPAA’s web site for more information about auditions, shows and how you can get involved with theater in the Oxford Hills.


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• • • • • • • Coming up in OHMPAA’s 2009 season • • • • • • • Murder at Cafe Noir by David Landau Music and lyrics by Nikki Stern

Dinner Theater: August 28 and 29 A ’40s private detective story come to life. Rick Archer, P.I., is hired to find a runaway—“A gal who has more curves than the west coast highway.” His search leads him to the Cafe Noir, the only club on the forgotten island of Mustique, a place stuck in the black and white 1940s. The cafe’s owner has washed up murdered and the gal Rick came to find was the last person seen with him. Now Rick must use his hardboiled detective talents to find the real killer.

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying Book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser

NEW DATES: November 12–15 and 19–22 Power, sex, ambition, greed... it’s just another day at the office. A satire of big business and all it holds sacred, How to Succeed follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who climbs the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive, tackling the aggressively compliant “company man,” the boss’s whiny nephew, the office party, backstabbing coworkers, caffeine addiction and, of course, true love.


Thank You n To Erica Jed and her staff at Books-N-Things for acting

as our ticket agent. n To the Norway Grange for the use of this wonderful

historic facility. n To our program advertisers for their support. n To MSAD 17 for the use of OHCHS fence for our banner. n To Kathy Davis and the Guy E. Rowe Elementary

School for use of audition space. n To the readers who attended many rehearsals and

helped tremendously. n To

the OHMPAA Advisory Board and their families for their constant support. n To Main Street Furniture & Appliances for the loan of the couch n To Undercover Antique Mall for loan of prop materials n A sincere thank you to all of the cast and crew’s family

members who allowed their loved ones to participate in this show. We appreciate it more than you can know. n To Girl Scout Troop #2231 for the wonderful

refreshments. n To OHMPAA Supporting Members, Voting Members,

Patrons and those who have donated to OHMPAA. n And—as always—to you, our faithful audience, with-

out whom this would all seem somewhat pointless!


OHMPAA Membership 2009 Supporting Members Chris Alberi Jamie Alberi Dan† & Nancy Allen Susan Batchelder Gene & Ellen Benner James and Julia Bennett Katey Branch Barbara C. Dalgaard Alex & Meg Davis Owen Davis Sandra Farrar Mary Gatchell Jessie Hays Glover Barbara Hall Linda & Randy Jack Barbara Johnson Marion & William Kerlew Don and Judy Mayberry Duane & Janice Nichols Gordon Peaco Colleen & Joe Quinn Nancy T. Rideout

Robert E. Sessions Mary F. Smith Sharon Wilson-Cox Dennis Twitchell Voting Members Jennifer F. Adams Susan Alberi* Connie J. Allen* Dan† & Nancy Allen Shirley Allen-Heald† Charleen Chase Elton* & Chris Cole Terry Cole Storm & Sawyer Coleman Kathryn* & Mike Davis Anita Greenblatt Carol Huotari* Norman Hutchins Jr.* Sally Jones Rob Kilgore Ethel Lacourse Tom Littlefield*

Henry & Ellen Male Doug & Karen McArdle Richard McIntosh Leanne McKinney* Jane Morse Jeff Orwig* Brandi Sawyer Kenn Sawyer* Jennifer* & Steve St. Pierre Shelly* & Brian Shibles Stub & Jeanie Stone Karen Turnio Florence Wendell * OHMPAA Advisory Board Member † Member emeritus

Patrons Marguerite Alberi Katey Branch Dan† & Nancy Allen Nancy J. Brooks Ray & Mary Ann Brown

Andrea & Hank Burns Mary Lou Burns Sandra Farrar Sandy & Leo Geddry Kathy Gerrits-Leyden Barbara Johnson Sally Jones Betsey & Butch Lenberg Aaron Louque Mary Louque Don and Judy Mayberry Doug & Karen McArdle Marge & Bill Medd Bernice Merrill Joan & Bob Moorehead Denny & Ginny Raymond Tony & Carol Rice Maxine L. Sessions Carol & John Sotman Rebecca Stevens Stub & Jeanie Stone Dr. & Mrs. Donald Ware Sharon Wilson-Cox

Membership in the Oxford Hills Music & Performing Arts Association is open to all those who wish to join and support this nonprofit community theater group. Membership will keep you informed of OHMPAA’s productions and plans. We also invite all potential actors and those wishing to help in production to come join us in this fun! Membership applications are available in the lobby or you may speak with a show producer or board member if you have questions about membership or being a part of a future production. www.ohmpaa.org


Production Staff Producers�����������������������������������������Connie Allen, Carol Huotari Director ������������������������������������������������������� Andrew Scott Turner Stage Managers�������� Mary Ellen Therriault and Kathy Davis Readers�����������������������������Mary Ellen Therriault, Carol Huotari Connie Allen, Harrison Turner, Steve Sessions Set Design��������������������������������������������������������������� Claire Sessions Light and Sound Design��������������������������Norman Hutchins Jr. Light and Sound Board Operators �������Norman Hutchins Jr and Sam Howes Props�����������������������������������������Carol Huotari and Connie Allen Costumes����������������������� Leanne McKinney and Shirley Miller House Managers������������������������� Kenn Sawyer and Terry Cole Set Construction/Decoration�������������������������� Claire Sessions, Tom Littlefield, Dan Rennie, Andy Turner Steve Sessions, Harrison Turner, Ty Wyman Program/Poster/Graphic Design������������������������Jenny Adams Photography���������������������� Ethan McNerny and Fallon Turner


Coming up from OHMPAA

Book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser

Auditions

Performance dates

Monday, August 3 and Tuesday, August 4, 2009 6:30 p.m. at the Norway Grange 15 Whitman Street, Norway

November 12, 13, 14, 19, 20 & 21 at 8:00 p.m. November 15 & 22 at 2:00 p.m.

Casting a wide variety of men and women, high school age and up.

For more information contact Kenn Sawyer at 207-743-8289. Power, sex, ambition, greed... it’s just another day at the office. A satire of big business and all it holds sacred, How to Succeed follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who climbs the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive, tackling the aggressively compliant “company man,” the boss’s whiny nephew, the office party, backstabbing coworkers, caffeine addiction and, of course, true love.


Never Too Late program