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Annual Christmas Caroling on Monday, Dec. 17

Christmas wreath

Each year, members of the St. Clair Theatre Guild head out to share the holiday spirit with some special members of our community. This year’s Christmas Caroling will Monday, December 17, and everyone – current, former, and prospective guild members and friends – is invited!

We’ll start at MediLodge (located behind Ascension River District Hospital on M-29 in East China) at 6:15 p.m. Those who’ve caroled with us before will note that time is 15 minutes earlier than in the past. We’ll move on to Mallard’s Landing around 7:30 p.m. Kim LaDuke will be accompanying us once again.

After the caroling visits, an afterglow will take place. Details will be available to those who attend at either or both locations.

Caroling is a fun evening and gives us a chance to entertain our senior friends and family. Come out and be part of the holiday spirit! Hope to see you there.

Winter Play Reads announced

In preparation for our re-launch of a full theatrical season in 2019-20, the Guild will be hosting a series of play reads this winter. These reads are of plays that we may (or may not) consider for production. All interested actors, technical crew, and supporters are welcome to attend and participate as readers or as audience members.

The Winter Play Reads will be every other Wednesday evening starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Guild Building on Goffe Street in St. Clair.

Our friends at the Borderline Theatre Group will be hosting a parallel series of play readings on the alternate Wednesdays at the Brass Rail in downtown Port Huron. Their selections will contain more adult situations and language, so be aware of that should you choose to participate with their play reads. More details on the plays they’ll be reading are on their website.

The Guild will be paying for one night of performance rights for each of the plays. Admission to the Winter Play Reads is free; a donation jar will be at the door for those who enjoyed the reading.

The first four plays to be read will be:

  • Wednesday, January 16 – Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee
  • Wednesday, January 30 – Five Women Wearing the Same Dress by Alan Ball
  • Wednesday, February 13 – Picasso At The Lapin Agile by Steve Martin
  • Thursday, February 28 – Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller (Note change of day!)

The Winter Play Reads will continue through early May.

Officers elected for 2018-19

At the organizational board meeting on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, the board elected the following members as officers for the upcoming year: Tom Kephart, president; Brian Moss, vice president; Melanie Freeman, secretary; Kim LaDuke, treasurer.

The board also took care of routine business, reviewed upcoming events, and discussed future plans.

The next meeting of the board will be Tuesday, November 13 at 5:30 p.m. at the Guild Building. All members are welcome.