Friday, January 15, 2010

Flashback - Sunday, January, 15, 2006


Hi Marston,

On Thursday past you put on two photos of Park Players plays. Although
I can't identify the actors I can give you a list of people to help others
identify them.

"Come Blow Your Horn" was put on in April 1971 not 1970. The cast was:
Bob Mackenzie ......... Alan
Irene Watts ............. Connie
Mary Meldrum .......... Mother
Bernie Constantini .... Buddy
Barbara Ridewood .... Peggy
Ray Dumas ............. Mr. Baker

The play was directed by Thomas Kerr and produced by Joyce Elderkin.

I do not have the program from the other play "Pool's Paradise" but I
have
many of the others, so if anyone wants to send in other photos, perhaps
we
can use the programs to identify them.

Here is information about two of the earliest plays:

"John Loves Mary" in November 1960 was the first of the Park Player
efforts.
It was produced and directed by Ray Dumas. The cast included:

Brenda Hollingdrake ..... Mary McKinley
Jack Woodall .............. Oscar Dugan
Bill Brooks .................. Fred Taylor
Gus Richardson ........... John Lawrence
Bill Adams .................. Senator James McKinley
Alice Jorgensen ........... Mrs. Phyllis McKinley
Bud Tomalty .............. Lt. Victory O'Leary
Art Jenkins ................ George Beechwood
Marion Dumas ............ Lily Herbish
Jack Stoker ................ Harwood Biddle

Stage Manager was ........ Bill Hollingdrake
Property Manager was .... Jack Hopkins
Ticket Chairman was ...... Bill Kellough
Make Up ...................... Noreen Wheatley, Murial Harris & Helen
Mackenzie
Wardrobe ..................... Ruth Carter
Posters ........................ L. Vandecasteyen
Lighting ...................... Don Carter
Stage Assistants ............ Tieman Korvemaker, Louis Rivers & Harold
Rye
Jr.
Front of House ............. Gwen Laughlin & Mrs. Bill Peterson
Ushers ........................ David Rye, Penny Tomalty, Doug Kellough
&
Sharon Fogarty
Set Construction ........... Industrial Arts Class of Royal George High
School

"The Ghost Train" produced and directed by Ray Dumas was put on in
1961.
Here is the cast:

Jack Stoker .................. Saul Hodgkin
Lillian Stoker ................ Elsie Winthrop
Bill Adams ................... Richard Winthrop
Brenda Hollingdrake ...... Peggy Murdock
Gus Richardson ............ Charles Murdock
Pearl Bell .................... Miss Bourne
Bill Brooks .................. Teddy Deakin
Lorna Bamford ............ Julia Price
Art Jenkins .................. Herbert Price
Harry Roberts .............. Jack Sterling
John McConachie ......... Bill Jackson

Stage Manager ............ Jack Hopkins
Stage Hand ................ Peter Jenkins
Property Master ........... John Woodall
Lighting & Spec. Eff. ... Don Carter
Make Up .................... Helen Mackenzie, Margery Hopkins, Alice
Jorgensen, Murial Harris,
Make Up (contd.) ....... Noreen Wheatley, Marion Dumas
Prompters .................. Ruth Carter & Marion Dumas
Front of House ........... Diane Gregory, Linda Alexander, Leyah
Laughlin,
Irene Highfield
Fr. of House (contd.) .. Carolyn Whalen, Mary Rawlins

I hope this brings back some memories of the 1960s in the Park.

John Riley

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