Drama guild to present 'Wait Until Dark' thriller


May 16, 1994|By JEAN LESLIE

Are you longing for a good suspense story? St. Augustine's Drama Guild presents its much-anticipated annual dinner theater mystery play, "Wait Until Dark," this weekend.

On Friday and Saturday, doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and an all-you-can-eat buffet will begin at 6:45 p.m. The play starts at 8 p.m. On Sunday afternoon, doors open at 2 p.m., with the show at 2:30 p.m. The guild will provide light snacks Sunday.

Denise Willis plays the female lead, Susy Hendricks, a young blind woman. Jim Snodgrass plays her husband, Sam Hendricks. Chris Prestel plays Mike Palman, and Jack Snodgrass plays Sergeant Carlino.

Without giving the plot away, I'll tell you that Sean Kelly plays Harry Rote, the major bad guy.

The part of a little girl, Gloria, is shared by two St. Augustine's School students -- Erin Hogan and Kelly Thomas.

One girl will play each evening, and they'll toss a coin for Sunday.

Doris Merson directs the play.

Tickets for evening performances cost $17, dinner included. The Sunday matinee will cost $6. Advance reservations are required.

Although Saturday evening is nearly sold out, space is available Friday and Sunday. Call Mary Beth Hicks at 796-0739 for ticket information.


Howard High School is proud to announce that senior Eddie Encina won a scholarship by placing first in the Michael L. Trilling Sports Journalism Contest.

The contest was open to Washington-area high school juniors and seniors.

All of the entrants, more than 100 of them, attended the March 11 Washington Bullets game and were directed to write a sports story on one aspect of the game.

Eddie's s article concentrated on the bench strength of the Bullets in that game. For his excellence in writing, he was awarded a $1,000 scholarship during halftime of the April 19 Bullet's game.

Eddie has the additional distinction of winning the Adler Group ,, Journalism Scholarship given to top Maryland state journalists who enroll in the University of Maryland College Park.

Next year, Eddie will attend UM, where he'll major in print journalism.


Ellicott Mills Middle School's eighth-graders who became involved in helping homeless families at the Domestic Violence Center last fall are showing their concern again Saturday.

They're culminating their service project by holding a carwash.

It's free, but if you can donate some cash for the clean car, donations will go to the Domestic Violence Center.

The carwash will take place at the school on Route 103 in Ellicott City from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.


Emory United Methodist Church, at 3799 Church Road in Ellicott City, is holding a yard sale at the church Saturday.

The church is located one block off Main Street in the historic district.

Proceeds from the yard sale will benefit the organ fund. The yard sale will be held rain or shine from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


On Wednesday, a new board of directors will take office at the Elkridge Area Jaycee's membership meeting.

The new president is Debbie Metzler. Four new vice presidents are: management and development, Denise Ciepela; community development, Carol Rodeheaver; individual development, Cindy Ensey; membership development, Beth Niessner.

The new state director will be Marty Niessner, and social chairman is Kim Haskiell. Richard Keller remains the chairman of the recycling committee and Bill Blieler will continue as newsletter editor.

Betsy Nussear, the departing president, will become chairman of the board.

Saturday, the Jaycees will launch the year with their first community project, joining area businesses, churches and community groups to further the work of Project Care Coalition, caring for the needs of the aging.

Four Elkridge-area homes will get new exterior paint.


Centennial High School's junior class prom committee and parent class advisers have worked long and hard for the big night Saturday, when the class of '95 will bid farewell to the class of '94.

At Martin's West, there will be a full dinner buffet and dancing from 8 p.m. to midnight, to the theme "Wish You Were Here."

Thanks to the parent advisers who worked so hard: Ellen Hoffman, Claire Farris, Kathleen Maizel and Nancy Jones. They are grateful for the Prom Committee chairmen Lauren Lynch and Tim Ryan.


On Thursday, Dunloggin Middle School's Gifted and Talented Resource Department will sponsor its annual Type III and Enrichment Fair.

Scheduled events include music performed by a choral group and string quartet, a student art display, a physical education demonstration, a sample morning television show, TV studio tours, and a HAM radio demonstration.

Penny Zimring, the gifted and talented resource teacher, "is extremely proud of the accomplishments of the Enrichment Triad students."

Other news from Dunloggin Middle involves tomorrow's planting a garden at Oakland Manor in Columbia.

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