WATCH THE GHOSTLIGHT!

The superstitions about the theatre “Ghost Light” are legion.  The stories about theatre “ghosts” and traditions could fill a book and probably have!
Many theaters forced to close during the pandemic have renewed the tradition of ghost lights as a way of indicating the theaters will re-open. 

The Ghost Light burns brightly on the stage of the Hazel Day Longden Theatre.  On November 17, we will be announcing our productions for our planned 60th Anniversary Season in the summer of 2021.  Please watch here and on Facebook for the titles we have selected.

We are cautiously optimistic about our possibilities!  

Thank you for your continued support.  And we hope to see you at the barn in 2021!

In the meantime, the ghosts are welcome to the stage.  

 

WORKING ON THE WEBSITE!!!!

Our website is under construction.  We will still be posting updates here and on Facebook, but some features may not be available right now.


WATCH THIS SPACE!!

We will be announcing our 2021 Season in a few weeks.

Watch your mail for you 2021 Fund Drive Letter.

Thanks for your continued support!!

Stay well – and see you at the barn!

 

THANKS, EVERYBODY!!!

 

We would like to thank you for your continued support of Putnam County Playhouse.

We look forward to our 60th season in 2021. 

Our season titles will be announced in November and we hope that circumstances and conditions allow us to present a full season of entertainment for you.

Please watch for your 2021 Fund Drive Letter and plan on joining us for a season that promises to be entertaining and fun!

Stay safe!


ANNUAL MEETING COMING UP!!!

 

The Annual Meeting of the Putnam County Playhouse will take place at the Hazel Day Longden Theatre on Sunday, October 11, at 2 p.m.

Social distancing will be practiced.  All participants will be wearing masks.  

As we look forward to 2021, we thank our contributors for their continued support.  We hope to see you soon!


FINAL EPISODE “CONVERSATIONS WITH JACK”

 

In the final episode of “Conversations With Jack” you can find out about our Mystery Guest!

To watch the episode Click HERE.

Thanks for your support!  
Watch us each evening Mon-Fri  at 7 p.m. on 
Local Access Channel 3.

Watch all episodes Sat – Sun at 3 p.m. on Local Access Channel 3.

Thanks to Greg Stephan & Channel 3 for their support!
To watch all episodes online click HERE.
Note: Vickie Parker directed “Showboat.”
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GETTING TO KNOW KATHRYN DORY!!

“Conversations With Jack” Episode 15 is now available.

We get to know board member Kathryn Dory.

To watch click HERE.


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You can also watch “Conversations With Jack” each evening on 
Local Access Channel 3 at 7 p.m.

See all episodes in order Saturday & Sunday at 3 p.m.
on Channel 3!

Thank you for your continued support!

[The third amusing anecdote that Kathryn didn’t get to talk about concerned an errant skull that bounced off her torso during “Laughing Stock.”]


A “DREAM” CAN COME TRUE!!!

When Putnam County Playhouse found it necessary to cancel its 2020 onstage season, a lot of local thespians were left without an outlet for their talents.  When it finally became clear in July that the Hazel Day Longden Theatre would see NO activity during the summer [for the first time since it opened in 1983], a few of them took matters into their own hands and decided to honor theatre, Shakespeare, and the arts.  They got together [wearing masks and practicing social distancing] to produce their own SHAKESPEARE AL FRESCO production of the Bard’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

L-R: Noah Pettit & Sarah Armitage at rehearsal.

And now you can see the result of their hard work.  

L-R: Alisa Isaacs-Bailey, Andrew Ranck, Jay Prewitt, Eleanor Howard, Ric McFadden


Live theatre returns to Putnam County for two evenings, when these acolytes of the Bard bring their version of Shakespeare’s comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream to the Robe-Ann Park facility. Performances will be September 25 and 26 at 7 p.m.  Admission is free.

The production is sponsored by Bittles & Hurt and Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home.


Click HERE to read about our sponsor,


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Special consideration was also provided by the Greencastle Parks Department and Andrew Ranck.

Attendance is limited by state mandates to 250 persons. The organizers ask that those planning to attend practice social distancing and wear masks for the safety of everyone.  Audience members can bring a blanket or lawn chairs for seating.

L-R: Devin Huff, Chris Wurster, Noah Pettit

The production is a condensed modern version of the classic that was adapted by Caroline Good who also serves as co-director along with Shelly McFadden [they have blocked the production to keep the actors at the proper distance from each other – some photos for this story were staged briefly without masks].  Assistant directors are Andrew Ranck and Beth Bax.  Technical director is Dustin Bond. The light operator is Grace Elmore and the sound operator is Fiona Good. Props master is Noah Pettit.

L-R: Ric McFadden, Beth Bax, Alisa Isaacs-Bailey, Tim Good

The plot of the play hinges on Theseus (Chris Wurster) who wants to celebrate his wedding to Hippolyta (C. Good).  A lover’s triangle of Hermia (Sarah Armitage), Lysander (Noah Pettit), and Demetrius (Devin Huff) complicate matters further.

L-R: Karen Temple, Ashlee Anne Vitz, Suzanne Funk, Ellie Henry


Confusion reigns when the magical Oberon (Joshua Saul Bain) and his wife Titania (Ashlee Anne Vitz) decide to use their mystical powers to confuse and confound the mortals.  They are helped in their endeavors by Puck (Andrew Ranck) and his cohorts Peaseblossom (Alice Howard), Cobweb (Karen Temple), Moonshine (Beth Bax), the Changeling Boy (Mike Henry) and Moth (Suzanne Funk) and Mustardseed (Ellie Henry).

L-R: Devin Huff, Andrew Ranck, Noah Pettit


Among those who find themselves enchanted are a group of craftsmen who are hired to make sure all goes well at the wedding including Bottom (Ric McFadden), Flute (Jay Prewitt), Quince (Alisa Isaacs-Bailey), Snout (Eleanor Howard), and Snug (Tim Good).

Tim Good.

Others involved in the antics are Helena (Michaela Semak),  Philostrate (S. McFadden), and Hermia’s father Egeus (Bond).

L-R: [Front] Ashlee Anne Vitz, Alice Howard, Ellie Henry, Mike Henry
 [Back] Karen Temple, Suzanne Funk


Costumes and settings were designed by the cast and staff. 

Ric McFadden

“The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man
hath not seen, man’s hand is not able to taste, his
tongue to conceive, nor his heart to report what my
dream was.” Nick Bottom.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a Putnam County Playhouse Project.

 

GETTING TO KNOW RIC McFADDEN!

 

“Conversations With Jack” Episode 14 is now available.

We interview board member Ric McFadden.

To watch the episode click HERE.

Also watch us at 7 p.m. Mon-Fri. on Local Access Channel 3.

See all episodes Sat & Sun on Local Access Channel 3 at 3 p.m.
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You can also watch all of the episodes HERE.

Getting to Know Brad Sandy!

Episode 13 of “Conversations With Jack” is now available.

Our interview this week is with PCPH Board Member

Brad Sandy!

To see the episode click HERE.

Also watch us Mon -Fri at 7 p.m. on local access Channel 3!

OR on Saturday & Sunday at 3 p.m. on Channel 3!