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Subject: Next installment due by David Zucker?
Date: Wed, 08 Sep 1999 22:09:52 -0400
From: fides@bestweb.net

Since discovering your site a few weeks ago I was pleased to see that David Zucker has written and published on the web his personal history of the Boston Repertory Theatre. I have many fond memories of the Rep and its players for I was first an apprentice there, then an associate member with them in the year 1974-75. I would like to know when and if there is any approximate date for David's next installment.

I would like to also express thanks for publishing the article by J. Tormey's memoir of the Pocket Mime Theatre, I remember some of their performances in the mid 70's, I haven't seen better work in that style.
Thank you very much
Ted Minos

I THINK, TED, THAT THE PRESSURE OF DOING THEATER IN SCHOOLS KEEPS DAVID FROM HIS HISTORY PROJECT. It is also true that both David and I expected a little louder applause for his effort, and that has not been obvious in e-mail responses. I'll see if I can re-ignite his interest in what I think is an important piece of Boston theatrical history.
Love,
===Anon.


Subject: Winthrop Playmakers
Date: Wed, 8 Sep 1999 11:38:47 EDT
From: PAMHWP@aol.com

Hi, Larry ,
I'm responding to your request for "reviewers" in our area. The only one I know of in the Winthrop/East Boston area is Lynn Manderson and she lives in Winthrop and works for the Journal Transcripts, several local newspapers based in Revere, MA
I would also love to have the Winthrop Playmakers upcoming shows and auditions posted on your Theater Mirror !

THE AUDITION CALLS AND SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS ARE UP AND RUNNING. And thank you for adding another local reviewer's name to the possible base for making the IRNE Awards representative of the work being done outside Boston.
Love,
===Anon.


Subject: Re: Question
Date: Sun, 5 Sep 1999 11:26:31 -0700
From: "sharyn" sharyn@wolfenet.com

Dear Larry,
Arghh. I want to hear that you are doing well and making money.
Please check out my web site.
http://www.angelfire.com/in2/mywork/
I just finished the first draft of the next in the Shakespeare series
"Montague & Capulet".
and well, check out the site when you have time.
Sharyn

SHARYN SHIPLEY'S diary of her revisions for her first Shakespeare play "Felicity" --- concerned with the women in "Hamlet" --- is called Reflections and remains in the Features department of The Theater Mirror.


Subject: reply
Date: Tue, 20 Jul 1999 09:32:06 -0400
From: Robert_Deveau@harvardpilgrim.org

Larry,
I have considered writing down some of the wild and wooley theatre tales I've experienced and/or acquired through the years. It's a project that will have to wait for now, though, as my wife and I have bought a condo and we're in the process of moving (after 15 years in the Piano Factory).
- Bob D.
IF YOU WRITE IT, I WIULL PUT IT INTO THE MIRROR! Get to work.
Love,
===Anon.


Subject: Pocket Mime
Date: Thu, 8 Jul 1999 17:55:11 -0400
From: Robert_Deveau@harvardpilgrim.org

Larry,
Just a quick note to let you know how moved I was by J Tormey's "Life Upon The Wicked Stage..." For him it was the Pocket Mime, for me it was Theatre 369 and, later, the Alley; the details are different, but the emotions are the same. He has captured beautifully the exhilerations and the pains of creating, developing, maintaining and dissolving a theatre company. From my heart, I thank him.
- Bob Deveau


Subject: Monday, August 9th
Date: Mon, 28 Jun 1999 12:23:15 -0400
From: "Laura D'Aluisio" ldmc@sprynet.com

Hi Larry:
Hope you are doing well. I am emailing you for a couple of reasons. First off, I wanted to invite you to a reading of a new play of mine on September 20th, at 7:30, at the Beau Jest space (where my showcase was). It's a play set during the American Civil War. It's a reading followed by feedback on how to improve the play. I hope you can attend and would like to hear your feedback.

Also, as you know, I do this Director's Nite Out thing...I volunteer for the Stage Director's Foundation and organize director's in the area to see shows free at some of the larger theaters in the area. This coming year, for example, we will meet with Oskar Eustis after one of his productions to speak about craft. In any event, I was wondering if sometime in the future I could submit some writing to the Theater Mirror, not so much a review in the conventional sense, but a more in depth analysis of the directing approach, say, of one or two of the shows we will be seeing next year...do other people ever submit things of this nature? I wouldn't be taking your job, it would be, oh, I don't know, perhaps an occassinal "Director's Corner" or some suchs thing...let me know...
Milton
ldmc@sprynet.com

MILTON COYKENDALL IS A PLAYWRIGHT, DIRECTOR, AND ACTING-COACH whose work in all these fields I admire greatly. I look forward to seeing his DIRECTOR'S CORNER becoming a regular feature in The Theater Mirror.
Love,
===Anon.


Subject: September 25
Date: Wed, 8 Sep 1999 10:21:28 -0400
From: jmcneil@csc.com

http://www.turtle-lane.com/now.html


Subject: Production Infomation: PARTY
Date: Mon, 6 Sep 1999 09:58:30 EDT
From: Theatrix66@aol.com

Hi Larry,
Happen to see on your web site that someone was asking about our production of PARTY. Well here it is:

PARTY, David Dillon's hit off- Broadway play, will begin a five week run at the Institue of Contempary Art, 955 Boylston St., Boston on Sept. 23. PARTY is the story of seven gay friends who gather to play an elaborate variation of the game Truth or Dare.

PARTY is presented by DollBoyz Productions (a newly formed Boston based production company). The production will be directed by Jason Southerland, the Artistic Director of Boston Theatre Works and features a cast of Boston and New York actors.

PARTY will run from Sept. 23-Oct. 24, Thursday and Friday at 8:00, Sat. at 6:30 and 9:30 and Sun. at 3:00 and 7:00. General admission tickets are $25 on Thurs. and Sun. and $28 on Fri. and Sat. Tickets are on sale now at all Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 617/508-931-2787. Tickets are also available at the I.C.A. Theatre an hour before the show.

PARTY contains adult themes and nudity.

I had sent you information via snail mail but perhaps it must have gotten lost. I'm a big fan of Theatre Mirror, if you could include this info on your web site that would be great.
Take care,
John McDonough


Subject: Program
Date: Fri, 3 Sep 1999 19:18:20 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Catherine S." st_catherine@yahoo.com

Hi,
I read in a London Remembrances article dated about four years ago that you had a copy of the program for Alan Acykbourne's Communicating Doors. I would love to have the text of Ken Bone's bio in that program, as well as his pictures. Do you have the program still, or can you tell me where I can obtain a copy? I would be very grateful.
Catherine

IT MAY TAKE A WHILE. I packed it away with the first year or two of programs, and when I moved to this cheaper-housing apartment, they came with me. Where they are now I'm not sure. But I'll look!
Love,
===Anon.


Subject: Auditions for "Of Thee I Sing"
Date: Fri, 3 Sep 1999 17:16:01 -0400
From: "E. Miller" EMiller54@email.msn.com

Larry,
The Savoyard Light Opera Company (Carlisle, MA.) is desperately seeking singers for their Auditions being held this upcoming Tues. and Wed.
A listing in the theatermirror could only help.
Please call me if you have any questions, or if there is a better way to send you this info. Otherwise the audition information is in the file attached.
Thank you thank you thank you.
Eric N. Miller

THE SAD NEWS, ERIC, IS THAT THERE WAS NO ATTACHED FILE. I'LL CALL.
Love,
===Anon.


Subject: Welcome Back!
Date: Fri, 03 Sep 1999 15:01:46 -0400
From: Nancy Curran Willis imadirektor@mediaone.net

Hi Larry . . . Glad you are back up and running - you had alot of folks out in "theaterMirrorland" worried about you.
Nancy CW

I WAS A LITTLE WORRIED ABOUT ME TOO!
I'm working up a CRICKET'S NOTEBOOK about my two weeks in Limbo. First, though, I've got to try to get everything back to Square One again!
Love,
===Anon.


Subject: Re(2): Please add to Theatre Mirror
Date: Fri, 03 Sep 1999 09:04:07 +0000
From: mmiller@jff.org (Marc Miller)

Thanks a lot. And I just thought you were off on the same August vacation as everyone else I've been trying to reach.
By the way, the Web site is a great service. Thanks for making it happen.
Marc S. Miller

NOTE:
The letters BELOW were received
while The Theater Mirror was on digital walkabout

Subject: could you help?
Date: Thu, 2 Sep 1999 22:29:34 -0700
From: "Scott L Tetro" COOLBEANS781@prodigy.net

Hi
My name is Heide. I was hoping that you could help me find a web site. Our town puts on an extensive Haunted House every year to benefit our recreation program for the kids. Our artist in residence and extrodinary man is Peter Wing. Last year the show went off with a few glitches. One of them being our inexperience in applying theatrical make up properly. We have quite an ecclectic group of professional and novice actors with a varying degree of make up needs. Our guides are black faced and have monk robes and staffs. The others range from insane children in an asylum, mummies, witches ,Frankenstein,nuns,preachers, and other assorted ghoul type charecters. We need help with makeup application. Do you know of any web sites that could be of help to us. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Even a book or other reference. Thanks so much. Enjoyed your site.
Heide
COOLBEANS781@prodigy.net

I HOPE SOMEONE READING THIS CAN HELP. StageSource might be one place to ask. And I know someone who does make-up; I'll see what he can do.
Break a leg!
Love,
===Anon.


Subject: "Party" at the I.C.A.
Date: Thu, 02 Sep 1999 15:11:49 -0400
From: Ken Westhassel kenwesth@bu.edu

I'm wondering about the play "Party", which Doll Boyz Productions will be presenting Sept. 23 - Oct. 24 at the I.C.A. in Boston: is this the same cast as in the wonderful N.Y. production? What / who is Doll Boyz Productions? Where are they based? How may they be contacted? Any advance word on this production? Thanks.

AT THE MOMENT, I'M AFRAID YOU KNOW MUCH MORE ABOUT THIS SHOW THAN I DO.
Love,
===Anon.


Subject: Inquiry
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 1999 22:31:48 -0500
From: "ppendleton" ppendleton@fwi.com

Hello. I read your article on the Boston Repertory Theatre of the 1970's and would like to know what has happened to Esquire Joachem. We were good friends at the Defiance College in the 60's. P. Pendleton

AN EXCELLENT QUESTION!!!
I'll see if David Zucker, who was writing that excellent memoir, has any information.
Love,
===Anon.


Subject: A mistake in the EMACT award winners
Date: Sat, 28 Aug 1999 16:30:25 -0400
From: "Mitzi P. Weinman" TimeFinder@compuserve.com

The winner for best lighting design at EMACT is Stu Perlmutter who designed M. Butterfly.
You may want to make a correction.
Thank you.
Mitzi Weinman

I THOUGHT PEOPLE HAD CAUGHT all MY ERRORS!
I'll make the change. Thanks for finding it!


Subject: Date:
Fri, 27 Aug 1999 09:27:59 -0400
From: rebecca@aavso.org

Has there really been no new news since August 17th????
It also seems that something has happened to the audition page. There was quite a long list before - now there are only listings for the Mystic and Wellesley Players.
I hope that things are straightened out soon...Theater Mirror is a WONDERFUL site and a very valuable resource for the metro-Boston theater community!!!
Thanks,
Rebecca


Subject: Theatre Mirror audition page
Date: Mon, 23 Aug 1999 10:38:05 -0400
From: "Cherry Zinger" zinger@eksystems.com

Hello,
First of all, I think the Theatre Mirror web site is extraordinarily well designed and maintained, and I very much appreciate the unique service it provides. Thanks and congratulations on a job well done.
I looked at the audition page today and suspect that it was inadvertently cut off. There are two auditions there, but some that I'd seen earlier no longer appear, though the auditions have not happened yet. I maybe mistaken, but it's worth looking into.
Regards,
Cherry Lynn Zinger

IT WAS LETTERS LIKE THIS THAT MADE ME DECIDE THAT Auditions WOULD BE THE FIRST PART OF The Mirror TO BE UPDATED.


Subject: Question
Date: Fri, 20 Aug 1999 14:18:32 -0700
From: "sharyn" sharyn@wolfenet.com

Dear Larry,
What a great site you have now. I'm assuming it's become lucrative? I just finished a new play (well, the first draft anyway) of Montague and Capulet.
Now for 6,000 rewrites.

Not for publication. [QUESTION DELETED. I COULDN'T ANSWER IT ANYWAY...]
Any info would be appreciated.
And so would some personal news. All best,
Sharyn

PERSONAL NEWS:
I'm 67, as of 4 August last, and in two weeks I'll have another eye exam because I have difficulty seeing the eyeballs of actors onstage, even at the Actors' Workshop, which seats about 57!
The Mirror lucrative? No, the reverse is true. We're trying to arrange now that the server will take $30.00 per month out of my Social Security payments, because Lee VanderLaan cannot continue his long, unwavering, selfless support of this website.
Keep us informed about the new one!
Love,
===Anon.


Subject: Need address
Date: Tue, 17 Aug 1999 16:43:19 -0400
From: Kim Slack kimatcds@mciworld.com

Larry,
Thanks for all the effort you have made with your web site. I enjoy it frequently.
In one of the annoucements, under Litterbox Productions of Jamaica Plain, there is no corresponding e-mail address. Do you know how I might contact them?
Thanks!
Kim
kimatcds@mciworld.com

NO, KIM, AT THE MOMENT I DON'T. I'll see what I can turn up, though. Have you tried StageSource [ http://www.stagesource.com/ ]? They know a lot of things I don't.
Love,
===Anon.

NOTE:
The greenroom letters ABOVE were received
while The Theater Mirror was on digital walkabout

Subject: so
Date: Wed, 1 Sep 1999 03:39:38 EDT
From: Tomm9050@aol.com

what DID ever happen to DEBORAH VINES

ON ADVICE OF COUNSEL, SENATOR, I REFUSE TO ANSWER ON THE GROUNDS THAT
I haven't the Slightest Idea what you're talking about!
Love,
===Anon.


Subject: Fwd: Donation of theatre seats
Date: Mon, 9 Aug 1999 17:15:31 EDT
From: JACNEED@aol.com

To all who may benefit! - JulieAnn
In a message dated 8/8/99 4:56:33 PM Eastern Daylight Time, NevExpress writes:
Subj: Donation of theatre seats
Date: 8/8/99 4:56:33 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: NevExpress@ aol.com
To: JACNEED
Hi! I'm writing to you because I figure you may have some acquaintances who run theatre co.'s. I may be looking for non-profit theatre groups who want upholstered theatre seats for a donation. I am not sure how many I would have. I am selling some but I want to get rid of the rest and write it off as a tax deduction. If you know of anyone who is interested please let me know. They can email me at NevExpress@aol.com. Thank You - Andy Diskes


Subject: A Few Good Men
Date: Tue, 03 Aug 1999 17:50:06 -0400
From: Suzanne Maloney suzannem@cs.net

I am in the process of preparing "A Few Good Men" for our upcoming season. Would like some info from others regarding set design for this wonderful show. Because the leads are on stage for most of the show, I get the impression there is no time for set changes or costume changes. Please advise what worked in previous productions.
Suzanne Maloney
Vienna Theatre Company
Vienna, VA


Subject: Re: Theater Residencies for children?
Date: Tue, 3 Aug 1999 11:35:10 -0400
From: "David&JaimeCingari" davejaime@worldnet.att.net

Dear Larry,
We were thinking along the lines of an "artist in residence," someone that would work in classroomsthroughout the school year and use their theater expertise to teach children "creative dramatics."
I hope that helps!
Jaime Cingari


Subject: Paltrow
Date: Sun, 01 Aug 1999 16:37:09 -0400
From: Geralyn Horton ghorton@tiac.net

The NYTimes had an article about this opening, which is in the Berkshires, (Williamstown? I forget) Thursday, and sold out. Paltrow has been appearing on this summer theatre's stage since she was a child, long before the movies.
--
Geralyn Horton, Playwright
Newton, Mass. 02460
http://www.tiac.net/users/ghorton

YES, HERE'S THE INFO:

4 - 15 August
"As You Like It"
WILLIAMSTOWN THEATRE FESTIVAL
Main Stage, Adams Memorial Theatre, Williams College, WILLIAMSTOWN
1(413)597-3399

Subject: Where in the world is Kate Caffrey
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 1999 16:16:11 -0400
From: "Carole I. Daniels" wtkenney@mindspring.com

Hi,
You have been helpful to me in the past, hoping you can help me again.
Trying to locate an acting coach in Cambridge, Kate Caffrey.
Appreciate any information.
C. Daniels


Subject: Re: Gwyneth Paltrow in theater
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 1999 10:45:24 -0500
From: "Shimp's" Bob_Shimp@email.msn.com

I live in Houston, Texas and heard on the radio that Gwyneth Paltrow is going to be doing summer stock theater somewhere in MA later this summer. Do you have any information as to when and where that might be, what the play is and how to go about getting tickets? Thank you very much.

ANYONE KNOW?
I don't remember any press-releases to that effect coming to The Mirror.


Subject: Theater Residencies for children?
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 1999 16:06:19 -0400
From: "David&JaimeCingari" davejaime@worldnet.att.net

Dear Larry,
I'm a teacher at a k-2 school in Westwood, MA. We are interested in having a theater residency but are having trouble locating one. Any info you can give me would be great!
Thanks!
J. Cingari

I'M NOT SURE WHAT THIS MEANS, BUT MAYBE OTHERS IN THE GREENROOM DO.


Subject: Information about The Theatre Channel (cable option)
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 1999 12:28:43 -0400
From: "Rita Seplowitz Saltz" rita@Princeton.EDU
Reply-To: theatre@lists.Princeton.EDU
To: The Theatre Discussion List theatre@lists.Princeton.EDU VIA
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 1999 15:38:32 -0400
From: Geralyn Horton ghorton@tiac.net

Subject: The Theatre Channel

The Theatre Channel is the first cable television network dedicated to theatre and theatre-related programming. The Theatre Channel's objective is to bring the exciting world of theatre to mainstream audiences. The mission of The Theatre Channel is to provide an innovative forum and venue for the theatre community as well as a medium through which a larger segment of the population can afford the opportunity to experience quality theatre. In addition to videotaped performances from national and international theatres, The Theatre Channel's programming includes opera; dance; alternative/avant garde theatre; works from emerging playwrights; theatre festivals; children's theatre (including puppetry, commedia dell arte, theatresports, and traditional English pantomine); cable in the classroom; theatre reviews; a behind the scenes look at life in the the theatre; theatre workshops and live theatre peformances from the early years of television.

Because cable operators are so reluctant to adding new channels, The Theatre Channel has launched a grassroots campaign asking theatres, theatre leagues and alliances, guilds and unions, performing arts organizations, schools, etc. to join the campaign by putting this announcement in their newsletters, on bulletin boards, or passing it along to their members, subscribers, colleagues, students asking them to call their cable operator and request that they carry The Theatre Channel or, go to our website at www.theatrechannel.com and e-mail their cable operator requesting that they carry The Theatre Channel. We have thus far received tremendous support from the theatre community in the U.S. as well as Canada (Theatre Bay Area, Toronto Theatre Alliance, Theatre LA, League of Chicago Theatres, Theatre Alliance of Greater Philadelphia, San Diego Performing Arts League, to name a few) and would like to add NYU to our list of supporters. Won't you please join our campaign and pass this announcement on to your members, subscribers, colleagues and/or students.
Thank you for your support.

Cheryl Beach
T.he Theatre Channel
310.823.6508


Subject: Dolly's Husband
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 1999 16:42:58 -0400
From: "Martin, Deborah E." martd@sandw.com

I believe that Dolly's first husband was Ephram (spelling unsure, but definitely pronounced Efram) Levi. She mentions it in a monologue towards the end of the musical.
Deb Martin


Subject: movie character
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 1999 10:56:05 -0500
From: "Helen L.-Toombs" htoombs@ruf.rice.edu

It's a long story about why I am asking this, but suffice to say that I want to be accurate in my quotation/spelling. What was the name of Dolly's first husband in "The Matchmaker" and, presumably, "Hello, Dolly"? Horace Van Der Gelder? Gelden? And is it "de" or "der". My vote is for Van Der Gelder.
All capitalized?
And I got your name via Ask Jeeves, reference to Theater Mirror as part of a link to Hello Dolly. Thanks.

WELL, YOU'RE WRONG ON ALL COUNTS:
The pedant in me has to point out that Dolly's first husband was named:
Mr. LEVI
Honest.
Here's the cast-list from the program used at the Reagle Players production last year:

Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi...Joanne Worley *
Ernestina.....................Mary Callanan
Ambrose Kemper.................Matthew Shea
Horse.........Anne Carey & Kristin Wishoski
Horace Vandergelder............Jamie Ross *
Love,
===Anon.
( a k a larry stark )

Subject: Abduction
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 1999 10:08:08 -0400
From: "Roberta Pearle Lamb" robertalamb@sprintmail.com

Dear Mr. Stark,
Thank you for posting Beverly Creasey's review of our recent production of Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio. We launched our new opera company with this production and were delighted to receive the favorable notices. True, our production was not up to Metropolitan Opera standards, but we aim to bring accessible and affordable opera to summer audiences in Boston.

Please know that by posting Ms. Creasey's review you have helped us in our effort to gain audience support for future productions.

Sincerely,
Roberta Pearle Lamb
Founder, Opera Aperta


Subject: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Date: Sat, 24 Jul 1999 21:40:30 -0700
From: Don Gillis dgillis2@home.com

I just read your review of Evita (the only show that I have not seen by Andrew Lloyd Webber- besides his new one that opened in London recently), and I was surprised to find out that you do not like Webber. You and Bill Gale, the theater critic for the Providence Journal share the same views on Mr. Webber's... Talents? He ripped "Phantom" to pieces when it came to Providence Performing Arts Center.
I really liked Phantom of the Opera, Joseph ..Dreamcoat, and "Cats" in my opinion is a classic piece of choreography and music mixed with an amazing display of interactions of "people" that play "Cats"..
~~~~ Different strokes for different folks!!
~~~Don

COULDN'T HAVE SAID IT BETTER MYSELF, DON!

Subject: Re: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Date: Sat, 24 Jul 1999 07:00:37 -0400
From: Larry Stark's Theater Mirror larry@theatermirror.com
To: Don Gillis dgillis2@home.com

In 5th grade, I remember The Music Lady tweeting a pitch-pipe in my ear over and over while I tried, totaslly at random, to find the same key. At 8th grade graduation rehearsals, I was one of three boys who were asked to stand at the back of the group and "just hum"; at the graduation itself we were told not even to do that.
I'm just not Musical, and the song-sing or sprecht-stimme (known in my vocabulary as "Wretched-tatif!") cannot compare with Cole Porter or George Gershwin or Rogers and Heart/Hammerstein Suiting The Melody To The Words instead of the other way round.
I couldn't stand Jeanette McDonald, either....
And have you ever heard me have a kind word for Stephen King's novels?
That doesn't mean I'm RIGHT about any of it, though, does it?
Love,
===Curmudgeon In Residence
( a k a Anon. )

Subject: Re: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Date: Sun, 25 Jul 1999 14:43:45 -0700
From: Don Gillis dgillis2@home.com

Wow, a browbeatin child and you didn't go to Catholic school either!!!(Just kidding). I love music a lot, so there is not much out there that does not satisfy my musical appetite (expect piano jazz--I cannot listen to that too long). But your right about music changing in the past 40 years. I know that the transition between the old classic (such as R&H..Cole Porter or Gerswin) and the "NEW AGE (WEBBER/RICE/LARSON (Rent) takes a bit of getting used too. You know how I feel about Larson's musical (RENT). I wish that I could sing like my son and daugther-in-law,,,but I cannot and when tried out for chorus (church) they very politely said Don...we think you should think this over a bit more.(Oh, Well).
Musical Nut
~~~Don



Subject: searching for Stuart
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 1999 00:53:59 EDT
From: PINKYJAZZ@aol.com

If anyone has an e-mail address for Stuart Metcalf, please contact me at PINKYJAZZ@aol.com. I worked backstage with him for "Cabaret" in Massachusetts. I have yet to "run" into him as we had once before in Boston.
Thank you!
Pinkyjazz


Subject: Audition Posting
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 10:13:46 -0400
From: Jessica Martin jessicam@bu.edu

Hello,
Thank you for posting my audition notice at your site. We have successfully cast the play and are looking forward to a run later this summer at the Boston Playwrights' Theatre.
Thank you again for your assistance!
Jessica

GREAT. LET ME KNOW WHEN YOU GO UP. LIKE THE BROOM IN "Fantasia" THE MIRROR SOMETIMES DOESN'T KNOW WHEN TO QUIT!
Love,
===Anon.


Subject: looking for someone
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 13:44:03 -0400
From: "Aylmer, John"

Dear Larry,
I am looking for an email address named Chris Wink. I had noticed on your web page referenced below that a Chris Wink was a writer. Some of my research shows that Chris was a TV writer for Love American Style or something close to that.
This Chris Wink was raised on Jefferson Avenue in Bayville New York. If this the same Chris, could contact him and tell him them John Aylmer and Bob Schneck of Bayville would like to start up communications.
Have him write me at email address Jmullet@ix.netcom.com and then I will pass on Bob address to him
Thanks for any help you can give me.
John Aylmer
Winter Park, Florida
Ref:
BLUE MAN GROUP
TUBES
Created, written, composed and directed by Chris Wink, et al
http://www.theatermirror.com/tubes.htm

I DON'T THINK WINK WAS ever IN BOSTON. ANYBODY KNOW ANY MORE???


Subject: Feedback
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 15:57:53 EDT
From: ShanBrazil@aol.com

Hi Larry,
I'm thrilled to have found your website via the Vokes Theatre. I wish every site was as clear and concise as yours!! It's been a pleasure exploring The Theater Mirror. I found tons of useful information for my upcoming trip to Boston.
If you have any links for New Play Festivals, please let me know. I'm a Los Angeles-based playwright originally from the Massachusetts.
Thanks for all your hard work. I'll be back!
-Shannon Brazil

WELL, I CAN'T SEE ANY ON THIS GRINDSTONE HERE, BUT IT KEEPS SPINNING.....
Love,
===Anon.


Subject: Pocket Mime
Date: Thu, 8 Jul 1999 17:55:11 -0400
From: Robert_Deveau@harvardpilgrim.org

Larry,
Just a quick note to let you know how moved I was by J Tormey's "Life Upon The Wicked Stage..." For him it was the Pocket Mime, for me it was Theatre 369 and, later, the Alley; the details are different, but the emotions are the same. He has captured beautifully the exhilerations and the pains of creating, developing, maintaining and dissolving a theatre company. From my heart, I thank him.
- Bob Deveau

I WILL INDEED.
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Subject: Play based on Elizabeth Berg's "Pull Of The Moon"
Date: Sat, 3 Jul 1999 15:27:34 EDT
From: Emalchad@aol.com

I am trying to find out if this play that Elizabeth told me two years ago was being written was ever finished and produced. Do you know? Have you heard of it? M. Chadbourne
Somers, CT
Subject: Re: Play based on Elizabeth Berg's "Pull Of The Moon"
Date: Sun, 4 Jul 1999 21:59:33 EDT
From: Emalchad@aol.com

Thanks. Elizabeth Berg is a very talented writer who lives in Natick, I think. She has written several books and no plays that I know of. I met her at a book signing in Northampton. She told me that she was working with someone on a play based on her novel. (I have also written a one-act about it but she wouldn't look at mine because of the other already in progress.) Please let me know if you hear anything about "Pull of the Moon." Thanks again, Malcolm

NOPE. NEVER HEARD OF IT. NEVER HEARD OF HER. NEVER HEARD OF YOU. BUT THERE'S MORE TO The Greenroom THAN
larry stark