THANKS FOR HELP 'PAINTING THE PORCH'
A mix of excellent weather and an engaging audience inspired the Bethel Community Players to perform with enthusiasm in this year’s Bethel Performing Arts Project porch play, “Painting the Porch.” We thank the community once again for supporting and enjoying our effort. This Bethel Art Fair event was made possible with the sponsorship and extra hard work of Aranka Matolcsy and the Mahoosuc Arts Council. We wish to thank the following for making this production a success:
We are grateful to the owners of our porch “stages” Linda Clifford (for the second year!), The Kaufmann Family, The O’Donnells, The Frongillo Family, The Town of Bethel for its Gazebo, Patty Thurston, and Ruthie.
We thank our business and nonprofit sponsors: Mahoosuc Arts Council, The Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce, the Sunday River Brewing Company (double thumbs up!), 22 Broad Street (for the wonderful limo, sorry about the window!), Ruthie’s, Linda Clifford Scottish & Irish Mer chant (Mo, Mary and Carol), Connecting Rentals, Timberlake’s Home Store, the four great restaurants at our limo stops The Sudbury Inn, 22 Broad Street, Hungry Harry’s, and The Bethel Inn, The Bethel Citizen, and Gormley Design (another great poster, Tim!).
Our supporting and road crew, thanks veteran road crewers Larry Engdahl, Reed Dickinson, and Steve Wight (and Peggy for helping Steve), Tony “No Rehearsing Necessary” Andrews, Wayne Howe (stay tuned to Channel 11), Barry Hallett and the Funky Baseball Team, the Mahoosuc Community Band, Chad McGrew and Jarrod Crockett (may the best man win!), the town of Bethel (thanks, Scott), and Rosabelle Tifft for excellent publicity and PR.
We thank the extremely gifted artists who terrified the “once-famous” artist at every porch: Peter Musso, Jewel Clark, Deb Lewis and Mary Isham.
The casts were terrific and thank you is not nearly enough for the truly wonderful performances. Thanks Sylvia and Norman Clanton, Polly Davis, Lu Prada, Bob McCartney, Wes Mills (just drive!), Sharon Lyon, Kimberly Drew, Christine, Amanda, Dylan and Singalong Tom Coolidge, Tineke Ouwinga, Karen Paul, Emily Bellinger, Rev. Dan Johnson, the multi-talented Joe Arizzi, Bill Frongillo, and our hostess with the mostest who kept the watch, blew the horn, saved the lawns, secured the public good, and just did everything asked of her and more (as is her want) BPAP Co-Volunteer Coordinator Lynn Arizzi. A BIG thank you Carol Timberlake for all the demanding behind-the-scenes work, superb acting, and way-too-lever improvs! Last but not least, a very special thanks to our youngest cast member who performed several demanding roles, the superbly talented Gabi Stone, our most valuable player. Go Team Bethel!
Director 2010 Porch Plays