The historic Port Washington Play Troupe will inaugurate a new program at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24, in the Lapham Meeting Room at the Port Washington Public Library, “Spotlight on Theater: Behind-the-Scenes Conversations with Coffee and Confections.” Admission is free.
This monthly discussion series will feature special guest presentations on the making of theater followed by casual conversation over desserts.
The series' first topic will be “Your Port Washington Play Troupe,” hosted by Port Washington historian Andrew Batten.
Batten will share the stage with Play Troupe program leaders to tell the story of the company’s founding in 1927 and the many creative eras that followed, with artifacts from the group's history on display. President Pamela Meadows will then share plans for Play Troupe's future and offer avenues for community members to get involved. The evening will conclude with conversations over sumptuous desserts and coffee.
Other upcoming “Spotlight on Theater” topics include “Step into an Actor’s Shoes” with actor/director/cabaret artist Kate Beckman (February 28th, 2013) and two evenings (March 14th and April 25th, 2013) dedicated to the “making of” stories behind upcoming productions from the Port Washington Play Troupe’s Children’s Show and Harbor Theater Company.
Interested community members can contact Play Troupe by phone at (516) 473-6243, by email at PortWashingtonPlayTroupe@gmail.com, or by visiting the Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/PortWashingtonPlayTroupe). Tax-deductible donations are accepted c/o Play Troupe at 59 Edgewood Rd., Port Washington, 11050.