NEWS & AUDITIONS
SPOTLIGHT ON: RUMORS
SPOTLIGHT ON: Theater for Children's YES VIRGINIA, THE MUSICAL
NOTICE: ANYTHING GOES
OUR 60TH SEASON - OUR "DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY" - CONTINUES WITH EVERYTHING YOU COULD WANT FOR THE HOLIDAYS!
Our fourth show of this milestone season is taking the stage now, promising an evening of side-splitting comedy! Don't miss Rumors, directed by Joe Pacifico, performances December 4-20, 2015. And it's time … Theater for Children returns with a fantastic family holiday show, Yes Virginia, the Musical. Directed by Dina Grilli, this delightful production is on stage Saturday, December 12 and Saturday, December 19 with two performances
each day. And as a special salute to our 60th season, we are having a Holiday Potluck Party for our friends on December 6th. See details below. To get a glance at the rest of our 60th season, visit
this link. More details to come about exciting offers, a new
online presence for the Heights Players and much more.
We're trying something new this year in honor of our Diamond Anniversary! We invite our members, our friends and our community to join us on Sunday, December 6th at 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs auditorium for an informal holiday gathering. We wanted a way to gather and celebrate the beginning of a wonderful holiday season in Brooklyn Heights. We ask that everyone who wants to attend bring something to share with our guests. A true old-fashioned potluck! Please plan on bringing an offering of food and the beverage or your choice. In order to make sure we have all courses covered, we ask that you email Tom Tyler to indicate your desire to attend and what you will be bringing. Please join us! There's bound to be caroling and merry-making all evening.
IN MEMORIAM: LOIS LOOK
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Lois Look, longtime supporter, friend and performer at The Heights Players. Lois died on August 15, 2015, while vacationing at her summer home in Maine. The Heights Players held a memorial event in honor of Lois on Sunday, November 8th.
Born in New Jersey, Lois received her theatrical training at Yale School of Drama, attending at the same time as Henry Winkler and Daniel J. Travanti. She was a long time Brooklyn Heights resident and worked for a time as a real estate agent. She and her husband Stephen deFluiter operated the Jubilee Gallery on Henry Street and for several years ran their own theater company, the Brooklyn Heights Repertory Company. She also wrote several plays.
Lois began performing at the Heights Players in the 1970s and served for several years on the Executive Committee as Play Reading Chair and script writer for several Galas.
Her acting credits at our theater were numerous, ranging from dramas, mysteries and comedies, to musicals and children's theater productions. Her most recent roles were the psychiatrist in Miracle On 34th Street and the matriarch, Fanny Cavendish, in The Royal Family. Others roles in her list of forty-plus appearances at the Heights Players included such favorites as Adult Jean Louise in To Kill A Mockingbird, Claire in The Visit, Billie Dawn in Born Yesterday and Ouisa in Six Degrees of Separation.
On behalf of the entire Heights Players Community, we extend our deepest sympathy to her husband Steve, her family and friends.
IN MEMORIAM: JOHN BOURNE, 1924-2015
With great sadness, The Heights Players reports the passing of its founding member John Bourne on Friday, January 9, 2015.
John Bourne was one of the founding members of the Heights Players. In 1956, a small group of people interested in theater held its first meeting as the Heights Players. John Bourne was at that meeting and from that moment on, he was committed to the organization. His legacy with the Heights Players will never be matched and the organization celebrated this legacy in 2012 by naming the theater after him and bestowing the title of President Emeritus on him, on the occasion of his retirement from the Board of Directors.
John served as President of the Heights Players for twenty years, from 1968-1989. He then remained on the Board of Directors as Member At Large from 1989-2012. His love of theater went far beyond having a leadership role in the group, as he also directed 46 plays, assistant directed five, produced six and acted in numerous productions over the course of 54 seasons. Many audience members more fondly recall his great service as the house manager of 247 plays.
In November 2014 the Heights Players community gathered to celebrate John’s 90th birthday during an evening’s performance of The Boys From Syracuse.
There will never be another John Bourne …
he was one of a kind and he made the Heights Players what it is today.
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