BLAINESWORLD #863

Section 2, part 2

(1) Eileen Z. in PA: You are so amazing…..I don’t know how you do all, say all, be all, live all—-you are certainly leaving no stone unturned in this life, eh?    And, good for you…..may you live many many years in good health….we, your readers, admire and are in awe of you…….glad I am one of your friends.

(2) David F. in NY: BLAINESWORLD got off to a “purr-fect” start this week.

(3) Eileen B. in NJ: I like your business card.

(4) Maria P. in PA:  Out of the mouths of babes.  Loved that joke and shared it on fb!!!

(5) Mary C. in NC: So weird. I was just in Batesville today. Didn’t see the casket company. But it’s still weird!

(6) Clay M. in NC (on his Facebook page)

I had a great time grabbing a bite to eat with my BCCC college advisor Blaine Greenfield last nite he’s in town for a conference. Blaine helped direct me, motivated & encouraged me at a time in my life that I was lost, depressed & meandering around w/out a purpose. He mentored me, kept me on track in a positive direction and taught me not only about college stuff but about life in general, I am forever grateful. He really made a difference in my life & he has continued to stay in touch, here it is 23 yrs later. TG for BG 🙂

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Section 12A: NC events 

(1) GRAPES OF WRATH opens April 12 and runs through April 28 at ACT

 

“I’ll be ever’where – wherever you look. Wherever they’s a fight so hungry people can eat, I’ll be there. Wherever they’s a cop beatin’ up a guy, I’ll be there. An’ when our folks eat the stuff they raise an’ live in the houses they build – why, I’ll be there.”

– Tom Joad, “The Grapes of Wrath”

Tom’s pledge to his mother as he forever leaves the family embrace resonates with the highest ideals of America’s conscience for social justice. Steinbeck’s grand themes – labor vs. capital, insularity vs. inclusiveness, bigotry vs. compassion – provide clear distinctions that lay bare the hypocrisy of equivocal pretense.

The Grapes of Wrath, as a literary work, is a testament to the ideal that elemental human dignity, irrespective of class, creed or culture, can and will endure even in the face of overwhelming brutality and hardship.

But this is a joyous play as well with live ballad singing and dancing and moments of raucous exhilaration. There’s nothing terribly outrageous but be sure to consult ACT’s website for specific audience guidelines particular to this production. We hope to see you during our three-week run opening on Friday, April 12th.

All the best,

Steven Turner (playing Uncle John)

P.S. Shifting theatrical gears, I’ll be playing the role of Baptista, the beleaguered father of Kate and Bianca, in ACT’s June production of “Kiss Me, Kate.” Stay tuned for more.

(2) ‘Top Gun’ star to speak at Asheville acting studio

Kelly McGillis, the actress best known for her turns in “Top Gun” and “The Witness,” will speak at the New York Studio for Stage and Screen at 7 p.m. on April 18. McGillis’ appearance is the latest in a series held by the acting school located on Riverside Drive that most recently featured former “The Cosby Show” star Sabrina Le Beauf. Both McGillis and Le Beauf now live in the Asheville area.

McGillis is a classically trained actress who has slowly begun to return to the spotlight, taking small roles in cable television series and stage plays.

(3) Plan to attend the Asheville SCORE seminar at the 4/13/2013 seminar on Website Development  and/or at the 4/17/2013 seminar on Social Media for Business. See below for more information:

4/13/2013 Website Development Enka 9am/noon
4/17/2013 Social Media For Business Enka 6pm/9pm

To learn more and/or to register, please click the link that follows:
http://ashevillescore.org/score-seminars/

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Section 12B: PA/NJ events

(1) ENCHANTED APRIL
By Matthew BarberMatthew Barber’s stage adaptation of the novel by Elizabeth von Arnim. Four disillusioned Englishwomen of the 1920s rent an Italian villa and rediscover laughter and romance.Director: George Hartpence
Assistant Director: Carol Thompson
Stage Managed by Maryalice Rubins-Topoleski
Set Design by George Hartpence
Lighting Design by Andrena Wishnie
Costume Design by Arlene Price Kohler
Sound: Hayley Rubins-TopoleskiStarring (in order of appearance):
Carol Thompson
Kyla Mostello Donnelly
Cat Miller
Virginia BarrieAlso Starring:
C. Jameson Bradley
Curtis Kaine
Michael WurzelWith:
Cheryl Doyle & Marco NewtonAt
The Heritage Center Theatre
635 N. Delmorr Ave.
Morrisville, PA4 weekends, 12 performances
Fridays and Saturdays at 8, Sundays at 2Reservations: 215-295-3694 or email actorsnet@aol.comTickets: $20 adults, $17 seniors 62 & up, $10 children 12 & under$15 WHYY Cards
Group rates available.
ENCHANTED APRIL
By Matthew BarberMatthew Barber’s stage adaptation of the novel by Elizabeth von Arnim. Four disillusioned Englishwomen of the 1920s rent an Italian villa and rediscover laughter and romance.Director: George Hartpence
Assistant Director: Carol Thompson
Stage Managed by Maryalice Rubins-Topoleski
Set Design by George Hartpence
Lighting Design by Andrena Wishnie
Costume Design by Arlene Price Kohler
Sound: Hayley Rubins-TopoleskiStarring (in order of appearance):
Carol Thompson
Kyla Mostello Donnelly
Cat Miller
Virginia BarrieAlso Starring:
C. Jameson Bradley
Curtis Kaine
Michael WurzelWith:
Cheryl Doyle & Marco NewtonAt
The Heritage Center Theatre
635 N. Delmorr Ave.
Morrisville, PA4 weekends, 12 performances
Fridays and Saturdays at 8, Sundays at 2Reservations: 215-295-3694 or email actorsnet@aol.comTickets: $20 adults, $17 seniors 62 & up, $10 children 12 & under$15 WHYY Cards
Group rates available.(2) Riegelsville Fire Company Breakfast, Fire Company Station 42, Riegelsville, PA – April 21

  • Jim Roney Student and Camper show.
    My students Aidan Holtz, Dan Willey, Cayden Wisner, Zach Lawhorn and campers Lauren Goodyear, Suzy Willard and Elizabeth Kelly will be performing at the Breakfast.
    3 shows; 8:30 AM, 9:30 AM and 10:30 AM

For more information: jim.roney.77@facebook.com

(3) PLUMSTEAD HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Founded 2006

P.O. Box 1725

Plumsteadville, PA 18949

Dear Neighbors & Members:

The Plumstead Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting, Monday, April 15, 2013 at 7 PM

Program:

Reenactor Marie Caron, Pastor at Tinicum Christ Lutheran will present a program on colonial foods

Place to meet: Plumstead Township Municipal Building, 5186 Stump Road, Plumsteadville, PA 18949

Future Speaker programs: Always the 3rd Monday of the month

May 20, 2013: TBD

June 17, 2013: Field Trip to Sellersville Museum

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