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The Teller

Encore Theatre 991 North Shore Drive Lima, OH 45801 (419) 223-8866 (800) 944-1441

September - October 2008

The Teller is the newsletter of the Amil Tellers of Dramatics, Inc. published bimonthly. Editor: Karen Finn

Crimes of the Heart

A comedy by Beth Henley Crimes of the Heart is a sharply funny Pulitzer Prize-winning play about the sometimes frayed edges of sisterly bonds. The Magrath sisters have trouble with men. Lonely Lenny never married, failed singer/actress Meg has lost count, and the youngest, Babe, married an abuser - and then shot him. Now the sisters reunite at their Granddaddy's home in Hazelhurst, Mississippi to face life's most absurd tragedies. Alone, each woman might call it quits. Together, they'll have the most hilarious time of their lives. Featuring Jodi Brincefield as Lenny, Jan Miller as Meg, Alice Davis as Babe, Linda McClure as Chick Boyle, Justin Atkins as Barnette Lloyd and Brett Shingledecker as Doc Porter. Assistant Director is Chris O'Neill and Director is George Dunster. Performances - September 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 2008 Tickets on sale now!! $13 Adult, $11 Senior, $8 Youth Call 419-223-8866 or 1-800-944-1441.

Encore Theatre is owned & operated by the Amil Tellers of Dramatics, Inc., a non-profit corporation. Corporation members pay annual dues of $12 and must work on at least two shows a season. Contact Joan Hageman or the office for information on becoming a member. Amil Tellers of Dramatics, Inc President Karen Finn Vice President Harold Poppe Treasurer Diane Finn Asst. Treasurer Linda McClure Corporate Secretary Marianne Brendle Membership Secretary Joan Hageman Trustees: Chris Butturff, Charlie Diefenbacher, George Dunster, Karen Finn, Lynda Jay, Harold Poppe, Dale Schmidt Box Office Manager Administrative Asst Norma F. Rose Jodi Brincefield

Box Office Hours

Two weeks prior to all shows (either adult or youth) and during the run of a show: Mon - Fri 1:00pm - 6:00pm*. *Show nights the office is only open until 5pm Between these time periods, ticket orders can be left on the answering machine or our web site & Norma will be in touch with you. To e-mail Jodi or Norma directly in the box office, use [email protected] If you are willing to receive The Teller and other Encore notifications by email, please send an email with this information to Jodi at [email protected] Information for the next issue of The Teller can be submitted by Oct 15 to Editor Karen Finn by e-mail at [email protected]

Audition Callboard

Little Shop of Horrors A Musical by Howard Ashman & Alan Menken Director: Alice Donahue Audition Dates: Monday September 22 Tuesday September 23 7:30pm 7:30pm

Calendar of Events

September 2008 Aug 29 - 31, Sept 1 State OCTA Conference, Columbus, Ohio 03 - 6:30pm Play Selection Meeting 03 - 8pm Corporation Meeting 06 - 2:00pm Auditions The Hobbit 07 - 2:00pm Auditions The Hobbit 11- 8pm Crimes of the Heart Dress Rehearsal 12 - 8pm Crimes of the Heart 13 - 8pm Crimes of the Heart 14 - 2pm Crimes of the Heart 17 - 7:30pm Board Meeting 19 - 8pm Crimes of the Heart 20 - 8pm Crimes of the Heart 21 - 2pm Crimes of the Heart 22 - 7:30pm Auditions Little Shop of Horrors 23 - 7:30pm Auditions Little Shop of Horrors October 2008 01 - 8pm Corporation Meeting 15 - 7:30 pm Board Meeting 16 - 8pm The Hobbit Dress Rehearsal 17 - 8pm The Hobbit 18 - 8pm The Hobbit 19 - 2pm The Hobbit 24 "Haunted" Theatre 25 "Haunted" Theatre See article on next page for details November 2008 05 - 8pm Corporation Meeting If you are willing to receive The Teller and other Encore notifications by email, please send an email to Jodi at [email protected] .

Production dates: Nov 21 - Dec 6, 2008 Requires: 6 men, 4 women The Miracle Worker A Drama by William Gibson Director: Rod Blackwell Audition Dates: Sunday November 23 6pm 7:30pm Monday November 24 6pm 7:30pm Kids Adults Kids Adults

Production dates: January 9 - 18, 2009 Requires: 7 men , 6 women + children McDonald's Youth Theatre The Hobbit An adventure play by Edward Mast Adapted from the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien Director: Christopher Butturff Audition Dates: Saturday September 6 Sunday September 7 Production dates: 2pm 2pm October 17 -19, 2008

Perusal scripts may be available for some shows. Call the box office for availability. A deposit is required. The Mission of the Amil Tellers of Dramatics, Inc is to provide the community an artistic outlet, rooted in theatrical education and tradition, with events to raise public interest in Encore Theatre and community theatre as a whole.

2008 - 2009 = Anniversaries Galore

Not only will we be celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Amil Tellers of Dramatics but also our 50th year at the Encore Theatre and the 10th anniversary of the McDonald's Youth Theatre. We're looking for pictures, remembrances, etc. to help us recall our past - especially the early years. Please contact Jodi/Norma at the theatre and we will have a member of the anniversary committee contact you.

"Haunted Theatre" Returns

A unique experience in Limaland. 2 days only!!

Construction Zone

Please pardon our dust We are undergoing a lobby renovation in honor of our anniversary season. Phase One: Lighting and ceiling ­­ completed Phase Two: Carpet and paint ­­ to be completed by October Phase Three: New furnishings ­­ seeking additional funds to complete this project Please consider contributing! We are pleased to show you the beginning phase of the renovation but we can't do it without you. For further information, please visit Brett Shingledecker (playing Doc Porter in Crimes of the Heart) in the green room or phone him at 419-9994801. We're very excited about the updates and want to thank Brett for spearheading this project. Check out the improvements in the parking lot also!


follows: Friday Saturday

dates and times are as

October 24 October 25 Tickets: $ 4

7 - 11 pm 7 - 11 pm

Come Meet our Friendly Monsters

Saturday October 25 Tickets:$ 2 All proceeds to benefit the youth programs at the Encore Theatre. Coordinator Jodi Brincefield asks that interested volunteers (planning, set up, monster crew, etc.) call the office or email her at [email protected] We could also use donations of bottled water, candy, use of Halloween decorations or costumes, etc. 1 - 4 pm

Around the Area...

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 9/25-9/28, 10/2- 10/4 Night Mother 10/17-10/18, 10/24- 10/25 Ft. Findlay Playhouse 419-422-4624 Hairspray Lima Civic Center South Pacific Magic Tree House, the Musical ONU Freed Center Something's Afoot Van Wert Civic Theatre 10/22/08 419-224-1552 9/12-9/14 10/01/08 419-772-1900

Play Selection Committee

The initial meeting of the Play Selection Committee will be at 6:30 pm Wednesday September 3 prior to the Corporation Meeting. Chairman of the committee this year is Harold Poppe. If you're interested in sitting on the committee and can't make the first meeting or have suggestions for shows for the 20102011 season, contact Harold at 937-248-3036 or at [email protected] .

Advertisers still needed for the 75th Anniversary

Year Souvenir Program which will be distributed at all our productions as soon as available. Show your support for Encore Theatre and gain great exposure with our patrons! For rates and other information, contact Jodi Brincefield in the Encore office at 419223-8866 or email at [email protected]

9/25-9/28, 10/1-10/5 419-238-9689

Want more? Check out the Ohio Community Theatre Association website by Lima's own Rick Lee, at .

Amil Tellers of Dramatics, Inc.

Encore Theatre

991 North Shore Drive Lima OH 45801

Non-profit org. U. S. POSTAGE PAID Lima, Ohio PERMIT No. 65

A McDonald's Youth Theatre Production Coming to the Encore Stage

The Hobbit

An adventure play by Edward Mast Adapted from the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien "In a hole in the ground, there lived a hobbit..." So begins the tale which inspired J.R.R. Tolkien's famous "Lord of the Rings" trilogy. Before there was the return of the King, there was Bilbo Baggins the reluctant burglar; his encounters with trolls, goblins, and a devilish creature named Gollum; the discovery of a magical ring; and a thrilling adventure that takes him deep into the Lonely Mountain to reclaim a golden treasure stolen by the feared dragon, Smaug. Directed by Christopher Butturff. Audition information inside.

October 17, 18, 19, 2008 All tickets $7.00


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