Co-Op Updates – October 2007

October 22, 2007

Mainstage: The Hasty Heart, the mainstage show currently running in 703, has been extended through November 18th. Company member Michael Rothhaar directed it, and members Ron Dickinson, Michael Balsley, Lesley Fera, Scott Jackson, Nathan Mobley, Tony Pasqualini, David Rogge, Chris Shaw, Mariah Shirley and Keith Stevenson are in the cast.

Members: Channing Chase says she is “off to do a tour of Top Secret for LATW.”.

October 7th, 2007

Co-op: Matt Solari, reporting on last week’s co-op committee meeting during which a co-op series was pitched and then, by the votes of attending members, selected, thanks ” the twenty company members who were able to make it……And thanks to the handful of members who were not able to attend but sent their suggestions to the co-op committee.” He adds, “Conspicuously absent were the other five-sixths of our membership” but promises an “ redeem yourselves shortly.” Twenty two plays were pitched and the two winners, “by huge margins”, says Matt, were Macbeth by William Shakespeare and The Time of Your Life by William Saroyan. The Time of Your Life is set to open on January 31st, 2008, and Macbeth is set to open in the fall of 2008. Both plays have a “huge cast……Now the real work begins.This is where the other five-sixths have a chance to redeem themselves…….Our goal is to put this show up entirely with company members. No outside help if at all possible.” A few members have stepped up to the plate already (Matt will do the postcards and Michael Redfield will design the lighting for both plays and Nancy Linehan Charles will direct Macbeth); producers, props people, set designers, and stage managers are sneeded for both plays. Matt will be out of town for two weeks starting on October 5th, but you can still email him the job for which you are volunteering. He concludes, “They are going to be big productions, so we need everyone to contribute. This is your chance to make the company you’ve always wanted PRT to be.” His e mail address is .

Website: Judy Trest, our webmaster, once again requests updates on contact info, bios, and pictures. Send them to her at

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