New director prepares cast to present 'Stage Door' next week

Neighbors

November 12, 1997|By Kathy Curtis | Kathy Curtis,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

ATHOLTON HIGH School's new drama teacher, Nathan Rosen, will make his directorial debut at the school next week with a production of Ferber and Kaufman's comedy-drama, "Stage Door."

The play depicts a group of aspiring young actresses who live in a boarding house in New York City.

Performances will be held at 7: 30 p.m. Nov. 20, 21 and 22 at the school, 6520 Freetown Road.

Tickets are $6 each and will be sold at the door. Theatergoers are asked to bring a nonperishable food item to donate to charity.

Rosen, who has a master's degree in drama, came to Atholton after teaching English for two years at Wilde Lake High School.

He has directed more than 50 productions, including two -- "Arms and the Man" and "As You Like It" -- at the former Ellicott Theatre.

Senior Theresa Brandt is assistant director.

Computer graphics are being provided by senior Juliane Hagberg, while junior Julie Butler is handling the sound.

Atholton teachers Mike Simmons and Lee Schwaderer are supervising the technical crew.

Parent Marilyn Meiselbach-Johnson is in charge of finding -- or creating -- 1930s-style costumes.

Performers include Erin Nard, Lynn Court, Erin Caffrey, Tiffany Harvey, Melody Terry, Katie Ciarrocchi, Jennifer Servary, Jessica Martiny, Jessica Johnson, Ashleigh Shead, Tracy Walsch, Jennifer Davis, Laura Askin, Erin Sullivan and Christina Morris.

Also in the cast are Saara Mahjouri, Erynn Sosinski, Liz Carroll, Katie Michaels, Yuneisia Harris, Pete Fournier, Nick Hanewinckel, Andrew Nard, Jordan Schulman, Ed Longstreth, Patrick Marton,

Jeff Hubbard, Kate Kelly, Jon Sykes and Neal Sinha.

Information: 410-313-7065.

Artisans sell crafts

Three west Columbia residents will be among nearly 30 artisans selling their work at the fifth annual "Wilde and Wonderful" craft show Saturday at the Slayton House Gallery.

Presented by Bravo! -- a Columbia-based artists' group -- the free event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bryant Woods resident Mary Kay Sigaty, who is Bravo!'s coordinator, will sell jewelry she created with gold, silver and glass.

Weaver Lucy Kerewsky of Hobbit's Glen will sell scarves, shawls and vests made from chenille.

Watercolor artist Nicole Hickey, a Swansfield resident, will offer women's neckwear made from men's ties. Sigaty described the pieces as "power ties for women."

Also participating will be Elizabeth Burger, who teaches ceramics at Howard Community College.

WIDOW WARNING Information: 410-730-3987 or 301-596-4883.

Student honors, part 2

Did you have a sense of deja vu last week reading the list of Wilde Lake High School students honored by the Maryland Distinguished Scholars Program?

All the students listed did receive the honors described, but it was LAST YEAR!

In response to a request for the students' names, a school staffer, trying to help, sent a list over the fax machine -- the wrong list.

Wilde Lake guidance counselor Judy Jenkins has come to the rescue with the official list of this year's honorees.

Two students received honors in both the achievement and talent categories. Emily Barth was named a finalist for drama and a semifinalist for achievement. Kurt Mueller was named a finalist for achievement and received an honorable mention for visual art.

In the achievement category, Raymond Cheong and Angie Hsieh were also named finalists.

Sarvin Ghavam, Sabyasachi Guharay, Monica Modi, Erica Pencak and Kristin Wallace were named semifinalists.

Receiving honorable mention were Charles Bailey, Suzanne Bailey, Christopher Barkley, Edward Cabic, Jun Choi, Amanda Cohen, Michelle DeGrange, Lauren Gill, Julie Goodwin, John Gu, Lara Haase and Suzanne Hartman.

Also receiving honorable mention were Diana Hufford, Erin Kaiser, Bo Kim, Daniel McCormick, Andrea Nylund, Michael Robb, Megan Roesch, Greg Siracusa, Jenny Stapleton, Lauryn Taubman and Katie Troutman.

In the talent category, there were two other finalists: Camille Parson for dance, and Amanda Zalenski for vocal music.

Jessica Wooldridge received an honorable mention for instrumental music.

Pub Date: 11/12/97

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