Monday, September 28, 2020

FINAL EPISODE "CONVERSATIONS WITH JACK"

 


In the final episode of "Conversations With Jack" you can find out about our Mystery Guest!

To watch the episode Click HERE.

Thanks for your support!  

Watch us each evening Mon-Fri  at 7 p.m. on 
Local Access Channel 3.

Watch all episodes Sat - Sun at 3 p.m. on Local Access Channel 3.

Thanks to Greg Stephan & Channel 3 for their support!

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Note: Vickie Parker directed "Showboat."

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Thursday, September 24, 2020

"GETCHA PROGRAM RIGHT HERE!!!!!"

 




'A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM'
SEPTEMBER 25 & 26 - 7 P.M.
ROBE-ANN PARK
WELCOME!

TO READ YOUR PROGRAM ONLINE

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&


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A Putnam County Playhouse Project

 










Monday, September 21, 2020

GETTING TO KNOW KATHRYN DORY!!



"Conversations With Jack" Episode 15 is now available.

We get to know board member Kathryn Dory.

To watch click HERE.



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You can also watch "Conversations With Jack" each evening on 
Local Access Channel 3 at 7 p.m.

See all episodes in order Saturday & Sunday at 3 p.m.
on Channel 3!

Thank you for your continued support!

[The third amusing anecdote that Kathryn didn't get to talk about concerned an errant skull that bounced off her torso during "Laughing Stock."]





Saturday, September 19, 2020

A "DREAM" CAN COME TRUE!!!


When Putnam County Playhouse found it necessary to cancel its 2020 onstage season, a lot of local thespians were left without an outlet for their talents.  When it finally became clear in July that the Hazel Day Longden Theatre would see NO activity during the summer [for the first time since it opened in 1983], a few of them took matters into their own hands and decided to honor theatre, Shakespeare, and the arts.  They got together [wearing masks and practicing social distancing] to produce their own SHAKESPEARE AL FRESCO production of the Bard's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

L-R: Noah Pettit & Sarah Armitage at rehearsal.

And now you can see the result of their hard work.  

L-R: Alisa Isaacs-Bailey, Andrew Ranck, Jay Prewitt, Eleanor Howard, Ric McFadden

Live theatre returns to Putnam County for two evenings, when these acolytes of the Bard bring their version of Shakespeare’s comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream to the Robe-Ann Park facility. Performances will be September 25 and 26 at 7 p.m.  Admission is free.

The production is sponsored by Bittles & Hurt and Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home.


Click HERE to read about our sponsor,


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Special consideration was also provided by the Greencastle Parks Department and Andrew Ranck.

Attendance is limited by state mandates to 250 persons. The organizers ask that those planning to attend practice social distancing and wear masks for the safety of everyone.  Audience members can bring a blanket or lawn chairs for seating.

L-R: Devin Huff, Chris Wurster, Noah Pettit

The production is a condensed modern version of the classic that was adapted by Caroline Good who also serves as co-director along with Shelly McFadden [they have blocked the production to keep the actors at the proper distance from each other - some photos for this story were staged briefly without masks].  Assistant directors are Andrew Ranck and Beth Bax.  Technical director is Dustin Bond. The light operator is Grace Elmore and the sound operator is Fiona Good. Props master is Noah Pettit.

L-R: Ric McFadden, Beth Bax, Alisa Isaacs-Bailey, Tim Good

The plot of the play hinges on Theseus (Chris Wurster) who wants to celebrate his wedding to Hippolyta (C. Good).  A lover’s triangle of Hermia (Sarah Armitage), Lysander (Noah Pettit), and Demetrius (Devin Huff) complicate matters further.

L-R: Karen Temple, Ashlee Anne Vitz, Suzanne Funk, Ellie Henry

Confusion reigns when the magical Oberon (Joshua Saul Bain) and his wife Titania (Ashlee Anne Vitz) decide to use their mystical powers to confuse and confound the mortals.  They are helped in their endeavors by Puck (Andrew Ranck) and his cohorts Peaseblossom (Alice Howard), Cobweb (Karen Temple), Moonshine (Beth Bax), the Changeling Boy (Mike Henry) and Moth (Suzanne Funk) and Mustardseed (Ellie Henry).

L-R: Devin Huff, Andrew Ranck, Noah Pettit

Among those who find themselves enchanted are a group of craftsmen who are hired to make sure all goes well at the wedding including Bottom (Ric McFadden), Flute (Jay Prewitt), Quince (Alisa Isaacs-Bailey), Snout (Eleanor Howard), and Snug (Tim Good).

Tim Good.

Others involved in the antics are Helena (Michaela Semak),  Philostrate (S. McFadden), and Hermia’s father Egeus (Bond).

L-R: [Front] Ashlee Anne Vitz, Alice Howard, Ellie Henry, Mike Henry
 [Back] Karen Temple, Suzanne Funk

Costumes and settings were designed by the cast and staff. 

Ric McFadden

"The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man
hath not seen, man’s hand is not able to taste, his
tongue to conceive, nor his heart to report what my
dream was." Nick Bottom.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a Putnam County Playhouse Project.

 


Saturday, September 12, 2020

GETTING TO KNOW RIC McFADDEN!

 


"Conversations With Jack" Episode 14 is now available.

We interview board member Ric McFadden.

To watch the episode click HERE.

Also watch us at 7 p.m. Mon-Fri. on Local Access Channel 3.

See all episodes Sat & Sun on Local Access Channel 3 at 3 p.m.

Sponsored by:

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You can also watch all of the episodes HERE.

Monday, September 7, 2020

Getting to Know Brad Sandy!




Episode 13 of "Conversations With Jack" is now available.

Our interview this week is with PCPH Board Member

Brad Sandy!

To see the episode click HERE.

Also watch us Mon -Fri at 7 p.m. on local access Channel 3!

OR on Saturday & Sunday at 3 p.m. on Channel 3!



Monday, August 31, 2020

Getting To Know Mark Hammer!





"Conversations With Jack" Episode 12.

We're getting to know Mark Hammer.

To watch, click HERE!

Also watch Mon-Fri at 7 p.m. on
Local Access Channel 3!

Watch ALL episodes Sat & Sun at 3 p.m.
on Local Access Channel 3.

If you've missed an episode or want to watch one again.

Click HERE.



Monday, August 24, 2020

GETTING TO KNOW BETH BAX!!




GETTING TO KNOW BETH BAX!!

"CONVERSATIONS WITH JACK" EPISODE 11.

TO WATCH CLICK HERE.

ALSO WATCH ON LOCAL ACCESS CHANNEL 3.

MONDAY-FRIDAY AT 7 P.M.

ALL EPISODES IN ORDER ON CHANNEL 3

SATURDAY & SUNDAY AT 3 P.M.

OR WATCH ALL EPISODES here.






Monday, August 17, 2020

Getting to Know Linda Gjesvold!





"Conversations With Jack" Episode 10!

Getting to know Linda Gjesvold!

To watch - click HERE.

Also watch each evening at 7 p.m. on Local Access Channel 3.

Watch all episodes in order on Saturday & Sunday at 3 p.m. on Channel 3.


All episodes all available HERE.

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Monday, August 10, 2020

GETTING TO KNOW DUSTIN BOND!




Conversations With Jack - Episode 9!

We're getting to know Dustin Bond.

Click HERE to watch.

You can also see us at 7 p.m. each evening on Local Access Channel 3.

And watch all episodes in order on Saturday & Sunday beginning at 3 p.m. there.

Saturday, August 8, 2020

PCPH PARK PROJECT: SHAKESPEARE al fresco....



During the plague, Shakespeare and his actors went out on the road to perform in the countryside. In that spirit during our own similar situation, a troupe of actors from the Putnam County Playhouse venture to the park to perform his work as a way of providing continuity in our mission to community theatre in this "goode yeare" of 2020.
To that end, our Shakespearean guru Caroline Good and dogsbody Shelly Green McFadden will endeavor to present a production of the rollicking comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream at the band shell in Robe-Ann Park.  It will be presented at 7 p.m. on Friday, September 25, and Saturday, September 26.
Putnam County Playhouse Park Project: SHAKESPEARE al fresco is being sponsored by:
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AND
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LET IT THEREFORE BE KNOWN:
Audition Call for A Midsummer's Night's Dream is on Wednesday, August 19th at 7-9 p.m. at the Putnam County Playhouse, Hazel Day Longden Theatre.
AND FURTHER LET IT BE KNOWN:
All current COVID-19 Precautions will be observed during auditions & rehearsals.
Wear a mask! We will be asking everyone to physical distance during the auditions (and rehearsals) as well as providing a lot of air circulation.
To read the script click HERE.
Since the world situation is constantly changing, all activities are dependent upon CURRENT CONDITIONS, and may change at any time:
“And yet, to say the truth, reason and love keep little company together nowadays....”


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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

GETTING TO KNOW MIKE McCLAINE!



CONVERSATIONS WITH JACK!

In Episode 8, we talk with PCPH Board President Michael McClaine!

Watch the interview HERE.

You can see ALL of the interviews HERE.

You can also see us on Local Access Channel 3, daily at 7 p.m.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Getting to Know Jim Rambo!





"Conversations With Jack" Episode Seven.

This week we have a lively conversation with board member Jim Rambo.

To watch click HERE.

If you've missed an episode or want to watch an earlier edition, you'll find the archive HERE.

You can also see us nightly at 7 p.m. on local cable access 
Channel 3 - D3TV.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

GETTING TO KNOW SANDI ROSSOK!





Episode Six of  "Conversations With Jack/"

We are getting to know board member Sandi Rossok.

Enjoy a new episode each Tuesday here and at 7 p.m. each evening on Channel 3!

Click HERE to wtach!

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

GETTING TO KNOW PEGGY McCLAINE!!!




Episode Five of "Conversations With Jack."

We're getting to know Peggy McClaine!

To watch, click HERE.

Or watch each evening at 7 p.m. on Channel 3.

Sunday, July 12, 2020

SHAKESPEARED!! TURNS BACK THE CLOCK..





Back in the Bard’s day, the Globe Theater produced his plays in an outdoor setting.  Following that example, in this time of pandemic,  the Putnam County Playhouse Youth Theatre Workshop productions of Shakespeare’s Hamlet will take place in the Bandshell at Robe-Ann Park instead of at the Hazel Day Longden Theatre.  The Globe Theater comes alive again in Greencastle.

The Globe Theater in London, England, as it looks today.

Participants and instructors followed state mandated rules for social distancing and other precautions during the two weeks of the workshop.  Smaller groups were involved in the rehearsals and cleaning and mask protocols were observed throughout the process.

 The middle school version of the play, Hamlet In Halves, will feature two casts. It will be presented Friday evening, July 17, at 7 p.m.  The high school version, Spamlet, will be presented at the park on Saturday, July 18, beginning at 7 p.m. Audiences are asked to observe social distancing  and to bring their own seating – lawn chairs or blankets for the grassy area in front of the stage. The rain date for both productions is Sunday, July 19, at 7 p.m.


Both events are free.  

SHAKESPEARED! is sponsored this year by First National Bank. 

Click HERE to read about them.



On Friday evening, up first is Hamlet in Halves I.  Directed by Beth Bax who is also the Narrator, it features Leo Brown in the title role and Charlotte Brown as Ophelia. Featured performers include Evie Green, Susanna Akinwole, and Olivia Stierwalt.  Others taking roles include Grayson Linneweber, Josie Cox, Madilyn Hiatt, and Katie Funk.  PCPH veteran thespian Eleanor Howard is making a guest appearance as Polonius.


The cast for Hamlet in Halves 2 is directed by Craig Robinson.  Taking the title role in this cast is Gunner Roach with Maggie Cooper as Ophelia and the Narrator.  Audiences will also see Evie Brown, Lily Green, Ella Tischer, and Molly Boswell.  Featured parts are played by Rowan O’Bannon, Clara Everett, and Penny Cummings.


Spamlet directed by Caroline Good will be presented on Saturday, July 18, at 7 p.m.  It features Craig Robinson in the title role with Devin Huff as Claudius, Isabella Brown as Gertrude, Jessica Geiger as Polonius, and Ellen Henry as Ophelia.  Featured performers are Isabelle Cafouras, Kiara Boyd, Samuel Gray, Ruthie Mann, Mya Weddle, and Charlie Good.  Other actors trodding the boards are Alice Howard, Bella Green, Rebecca Hebb, Avery Stockwell.  Also in the cast are Courtney Huff, Madison Bayles, Korbyn Taylor, and Samantha Funk.


Special thanks are extended to the Putnam County Foundation, Arts-Illiana, Discover Putnam County, and the Greencastle Parks & Recreation Department.

Technical support for both evenings provided by Castle Sound.


Click HERE to read about them.