Too Soon for Daisies
Directed by Anna Antaramian

From the summer season of 2005

Synopsis of Scenes
The outskirts of a small village in England, 1950
Act One, Scene 1: A foggy April morning
Act One, Scene 2: Morning, A few days later
   
Act Two: Morning three days later
   
Act Three: Late, the same evening

Cast (in order of appearance)

Freda Grey................................. Rosemary Bradley
Joy Philpotts..........................................Denyse Leahy
Edie Boggs................................... .Mary Hobein
Paul Van Derbloom, Policeman ..........................Stan Thomas
Dr. John hunter................................ Patrick Feeney
Jacky Jackson................................... ...Ashley Simone
Joe Pollop.....................................Jamie Kolacki




















Things you should know
Dinkum is Australian and is used to mean authentic or genuine. 
Eventide is a home for penniless older women.
Rashers is British and refers to a thin slice of bacon or ham broiled or fried; it could also mean a portion of slices.
Flat is British for apartment.
Solicitor is British and, as used in the play, means a lawyer who advises clients and may represent them in lower courts. If a case needs to go to a higher court he could prepare the case but a Barrister (legal counsel) would have to try the case.
Dekko is British slang meaning the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually; "he went out to have a look"; "his look was fIxed on her eyes"; "he gave it a good'looking at"; "his" . camera does his looking for him"
Pinch is slang for steal.
Fags are cigarettes.
Dynamo is a dynomoelectric machine, generator or car.


GUY FAWKES DAY

"In 1605, Guy Fawkes (also known as Guido - yes, really) and a group of conspirators attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament. After Queen Elizabeth I died in 1603, English Catholics who had been persecuted under her rule had hoped that her successor, James I, would be more tolerant of their religion. James I had, after all, had a Catholic mother. Unfortunately, James did not turn out to be more tolerant than Elizabeth and a number of young men, 13 to be exact, decided that violent action was the answer. One young man in particular, Robert Catesby suggested to some of his close mends that the thing to do was to blow up the Houses of Parliament. In doing so, they would kill the King, maybe even the Prince of Wales, and the Members of Parliament who were making life difficult for the Catholics. Today these conspirators would be known as extremists, or terrorists. To carry out .their plan, the conspirators got hold of 36 barrels of gunpowder - and stored them in. a cellar, just under the House of Lords. But as the group worked on the plo't, it became clear that innocent people would be hurt or killed in the attack, including some people who even fought for more rights for Catholics. Some of the plotters started having second thoughts. One of the group members even sent an anonymous letter warning his mend, Lord Monteagle, to stay away from the Parliament on NQvember 5th. The warning letter reached the King, and the King's forces made plans to stop the conspirators. Guy Fawkes who was in the cellar of the parliament with the 36 barrels of gunpowder when the authorities stormed it in the early hours of November 5th, was caught, tortured and executed. It's unclear if the conspirators would ever have been able to pull off their plan to blow up the Parliament even if they had not been betrayed. Some have suggested that the gunpowder itself was so old as to be useless. Since Guy Fawkes and the other conspirators got caught before trying to ignite the powder, we'll never know for certain. Even for the period which was notoriously unstable, the Gunpowder Plot struck a very profound chord for the people of England. In fact, even today, the reigning monarch only enters the Parliament once a year, on what is called "the State Opening of Parliament". Prior to the Opening, and according to custom, the Yeomen of the Guard search the cellars of the Palace ofWestrninster. Nowadays, the Queen and Parliament still observe this tradition. On the very night that the Gunpowder Plot was foiled, on November 5th, 1605, bonfires were set alight to celebrate the safety of the King. Since then, November 5th has become known as Bonfire Night. The event is commemorated every year with fireworks and burning effigies of Guy Fawkes on a bonfue.Some of the English have been known to wonder whether they are celebrating Fawkes' execution or honoring his attempt to do away with the government.  Source: www.bonefue.org/guy/ BBC News Website
 
Production Staff   
Set Design by James Skelly Warren
Costume Design by Judith Warren
Lighting Design by Bob Smith

STAGE MANAGER.......... EVELYN CARRION
LIGHT OPERATOR.......... LORI MAGES
RUNNING CREW..............VIVIANA SCRIMA, KENDRA YOUNG, GINA LANDINI-JOZEFCZAK, MATT ABBOTT
COSTUME MISTRESSES... CARMEN McKENZIE, NAYRI MEKHITARIAN





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