Hello All Members & Alumni,We wanted to reach out to everyone with some updates.-- We are postponing Charlotte’s Web until next season. We don’t know where the show will be on the schedule, but we remain excited and committed to this production.-- Our Staged Reading of “Animal Farm” has also been postponed. Director Josh Weidenhamer with Stage Manager Mary Phillpotts were early in the rehearsal process with Leominster High School students and we will be returning to the project when we are able. This project was supported by the Leominster Cultural Council and is our first “dual institution” theatre project, so we will be moving forward.-- Play Reading Committee was hard at work. Until very recently, we had met to discuss and read scripts to identify potential shows to be performed next season, and seasons to come. We continue to stay in contact via email, and if you weren’t able to join us in person, please reach out and private message us through our Stratton Players Facebook Page by clicking the https://www.facebook.com/strattonplayers/ or our Alumni & Friends Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/groups/61674530888/ .-- Our Comedy Workshop with Jerry Caruso was a blast with 9 participants from all over the region. “Graduation” was a night of comedy at Strong Style Coffee in Fitchburg. Thanks to Fitchburg Cultural Council for supporting this first-time project.-- Season tickets for this season. Please let us know if you would like a refund or if you would prefer to donate to Stratton. We continue to pay rent at Applewild; our insurance, taxes on Lucy’s Barn, etc. Whatever you decide – please let us know so we can be accurate with our bookkeeping.-- Do join our “Stratton Players Alumni” page if you have not already (Facebook). Many members are posting some fun photos and reminiscences.
A Free - Staged Reading
New Date: TBD
When: Saturday, March 21st – 2020 ** 1-5 PM
Call Backs: Tuesday March 24th from 7-930 PM
The Alumni Center for the Performing Arts
Street, Fitchburg, MA
Cast Of Characters
FERN ARABLE a young girl
JOHN ARABLE her father
MARTHA ARABLE her mother
AVERY ARABLE her brother
HOMER ZUCKERMAN her uncle
EDITH ZUCKERMAN her aunt
LURVY a hired hand
WILBUR a pig
TEMPLETON a rat
CHARLOTTE a spider
GOOSE, GANDER SHEEP, LAMB farm animals
CHORUS of townspeople- Reporter, Photographer, Spectator, Announcer, Judges, Fairgoers,
UNCLE (a pig), BABY SPIDERS
Wilbur, the irresistible young pig who desperately wants to avoid the butcher; Fern, a girl who understands what animals say to each other; Templeton, the gluttonous rat who can occasionally be talked into a good deed; the Zuckerman family; the Arables; and, most of all, the extraordinary spider, Charlotte, who proves to be “a true friend and a good writer.” Determined to save Wilbur, Charlotte begin a victorious campaign which ultimately ends with the now-safe Wilbur doing what is most important to Charlotte.
RSVP or send questions by email to:
Directed By Ed Knights
6/19/2020 - 6/28/2020
Friday & Saturday Nights @ 7:30 PM
All Performances held at
Alumni Center for the Performing Arts
98 Prospect St, Fitchburg, MA
WE'VE REACHED OUR FIRST FUNDRAISING GOAL!
Thanks to the generosity of our local community theater lover's and assistance from the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund who helped us turn $200K into $400k.
Green Leaf Construction has begun work on the project since early March 2018. We are all excited to begin to have a regular space to work on our sets and store our properties.
Thank you to everyone for continuing to support the Stratton legacy!