PREVIEW: "Of Mice and Men"

Of Mice and Men opened November 23, 1937, at the Music Box Theater, with Broderick Crawford as the gentle giant Lennie and Wallace Ford as his friend and protector George. Also in the cast were Will Geer as Slim and Leigh Whipper, the first African American member of Actors’ Equity, as Crooks. Of Mice and Men, for which Steinbeck drew on his own experiences among the migrant farmworkers of California, had a rather unusual genesis. Steinbeck simultaneously wrote the play and the novella, and they were produced and released at about the same time. (The play’s original director, George S. Kaufman, reportedly contributed significantly to the script’s composition.) The novella Of Mice and Men has become a perennial text in high school classrooms, and the play has had a long life in the theater and on film.
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Board of Governors Meeting Summary – November 18, 2014

Community Players singers will perform at Jeffrey Alan’s on December 8. Currently working on updating our production guidelines with information from our board retreat.  Should be completed by January. Lobby Renovation Update - will have painting done prior to the opening of Of Mice and Men. Will obtain estimates on flooring.  Can probably install ourselves. Continue to increase following on social websites.  Facebook 2510, Instagram 119, and Twitter 717. We will be participating in the Jaycees Parade on December 6. We will have a float in the parade and will be looking for volunteers to help build and come out and be a part of the parade. Our holiday movie event will be held on December 6th. Our new season announcement event is tentatively scheduled for January 31, 2015.
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Board of Governors Meeting Summary – October 21, 2014

Notice given and presence of a quorum Community Players Singers performed at 3 different venues in the past month.  They also added more members to the group. Updated bylaws with some changes related to Membership that have arisen since instituting a yearly participation fee. Updates of lobby renovation given.  Still working on areas near the restrooms.  Also looking at installing space heaters in lobby area in case of extreme cold snap. Pantagraph.com contest to win two tickets to Rent.  Details forthcoming via electronic media. Monicals Night - November 17. Holiday movie night - December 6.  More details to come. Participated at ISU Communiversity.  Good exposure for our organization. Playreading working on 2015-2016 season.  Early next year there will be an event to announce the season.  
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FREE Holiday Movie Night: Featuring Grinch and Elf!

Join us at Community Players for a fun filled evening for our first Holiday Movie Night! Come early to get your fill of holiday cookies and refreshments, as well as door prizes. Then sit back, relax and enjoy two holiday movie classics, Dr Suess's How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Animated), and then our feature film ELF! Saturday December 6th Doors open at 5:30 pm. Grinch starts at 6pm - Elf starts at 6:30pm Admission: FREE and Open to the Public (donations welcome) First come, first serve for seating (Limited to 270 people) Any questions, please contact [email protected]
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