Column by Executive Director Susan Scot Fry
As usual, I forgot to get photos... Mea culpa.
I got so wrapped up in having fun with my fellow enthusiasts that I forgot to step back, put on my staff hat, and snap some snaps at the Shakespeare in the Park Member’s Salon* on Friday, November 30th.
In homage to 2019’s upcoming production of The Comedy of Errors, the topical topic was “What is Comedy?”
Needless to say there were plenty of laughs that night as we explored what makes us laugh and why. Everyone had a story. So lively was the conversation, there were even some clips shared later on the member’s Facebook page.
2019 will mark the 10th anniversary of Shakespeare in the Park. Even more salons, outings and special recognitions are in the works. (Hint, hint – Membership makes a great gift. It’s the gift that gives and gives.)
So, this newsletter’s missive from me is a special thanks to all 120 of our Members. We could not offer Shakespeare in the Park for free to 96% of our audience if we didn’t have members. Whether you join for the group activities and special invitations, discounts at local businesses, or just knowing that you can reserve a seat ahead of time for any show date you like, your membership makes a huge difference.
Our challenge is to be 300 strong in 2019! Spread the word!
*Special thanks, again, to Founding Members David HB Drake and Jennifer Esh for hosting that salon!
Susan Fry is the Executive Director for Optimist Theatre. Contact her at email@example.com. Most of the time, she works alone and talks to her dog. Your email would be a welcome human interaction!