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Sunday, January 10, 2016 6:03:00 PM


January 2016
'Round the Roost
Upcoming Shows

January 14 - 31, 2016
Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play, Clybourne Park examines the "life" of one house over a 50-year span. In Act I, community leaders anxiously try to stop a black family from moving into a house in an all-white neighborhood. In Act II, set 50 years later, we encounter the same house in the present day, as the now predominantly African American neighborhood battles to hold its ground in the face of gentrification.

February 4 - 14, 2016
In describing this dark comedy about death, New York magazine put it best: "The Lyons isn't trying to make a case for freshness or formal innovation. It's simply trying tell a funny, furious little tale of family annihilation with honesty, savagery, and humanity, a story about how we all, ultimately, pick out our own urns. It succeeds marvelously."


January 24 & 25
Directed by Eileen Moushey
April 3 & 4
Directed by Dave Stebbins
Workshop and Classes

Don't get left in the cold! Spring classes are filling up - sign up today!

Audition Workshop
Saturday, January 9, 2016  from 9 a.m. to noon
($50 per person)
This workshop is designed to coach students on a previously selected audition piece and familiarize students with the audition process.
Spring Classes
March 5 to May 14, 2016
Subjects include acting, musical theater, tap and much more! (Tuition amounts vary by class.)
Spy Academy
March 28 - April 1, 2016   from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
($200 per person)
We are pleased to offer our second installment of Spring Break Spy Camp.  Join our agents, disguised as teachers, at their secret headquarters at Weathervane Playhouse.
Volunteer Guild News

From Volunteer Guild President, Wendy Cooley:
I hope everyone had a great holiday season. Our annual Barnes and Noble gift wrapping did well. We wrapped five different times and had a lot of fun doing it. We made about $300. Thanks to the volunteers which included Jacquie DeBose, Marci Paolucci, Helen Vari, John Grafton, Nancy Mahoney, Bev Ricks, Meg Hopp, Fran Korman, Susan Baker, Tom Stephan, Frank Castorena, Jill Forster, Bess Raines, Randie Ostroff-Sass, Ralph Cooley and me, Wendy Cooley.
Thanks to everyone who bought 2016 Entertainment books and ordered gift certificates from Honey Baked Ham. These fundraisers help our theater!
Our next Weathervane Volunteer Guild general meeting will be one week earlier in February due to a scheduling conflict.  We will gather for desserts, short meeting and a special program on Wednesday, February 3 at 6:30 p.m. All volunteers are welcome. There is NO January meeting as we always had to cancel because of bad weather though this winter, it will probably be 60 degrees! Our executive board will meet Jan. 27 at Wendy Cooley's house at 6:30 p.m.
In This Issue
Volunteer of the Month

Craig Joseph with nearly 90 hours

Volunteer Opportunities

Be part of the energetic crews that make the magic happen backstage and front-of-house!

You can sign up for Clybourne Park opportunities on SignUpGenius.
Volunteers in the News

Akronist.com Stories
If you've missed the great essays our volunteers have been writing, you can check them out here. Stay tuned for an article for Clybourne Park.
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Special Events

Paint Nite
Saturday, January 30  from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

($45 per person - includes materials, one glass of wine or non-alcoholic beverage and snacks) A portion of the proceeds come to Weathervane through this fundraiser event.
Get in touch with your inner artist! Whether you know how to paint or have never picked up a brush - create your own masterpiece as part of this fun event.
8x10 TheatreFest

2015 Winner
Black Friday
Aspiring and established playwrights - submit your 10-minute play for our annual new play festival. Deadline for submission is May 13.

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