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"The play's the thing wherein they catch the spirit of Rayen." fApoIogies to Hamletl
National Thespian Society Produces
Row one: R. Schmutz, N. Brandt, M. 0'Neill, J. Schwartz, P. Haines,
Miss L. Lee, row two: P. Stetts, M. Gurss, S. Zoss, E. Linder, A.
Coombs, B. Lipton, K. Birch, J. Deimel, M. Greenbergerg row
three: A. Papagan, W. Leebaw, J. Dennis, N. Gourley, S. Leebaw,
' G. Gourley, B. Randell, S. Kline: row four: P. Patrone, J. Burke,
B. Carney, M. McCarron, D. Probert, T. Bucheit, P. Wollison, J.
Loveg row five: S. Tracey, W. Hollander, J. Ferenchak, S. Label,
R. White, G. Ballantine, S. Kornstein, Sandra Kornstein.
I Thespian Officers
Thespian officers: Phyllis Hai-nes, historian: J. Schwartz,
president, M. 0'Neill, secretary, R. Brandt, vice-
presrdent, R. Schmutz, treasurer.
The officers of Troupe 479 of the National Thes-
pians Society for the year 1958-59 included Judy
Schwartz, president, Nicki Brandt, vice-president,
Marlene O'Neill, secretary, Reid Schmutz, treasurer,
and Phyllis Haines, historian.
In the fall "A Roomful of Roses" was presented
with Katie Birch, Judy Deimel and Reid Schmutz
taking top honors. This was followed by patriotic
choral reading, "The Voice of America," with Alex
Papagan taking the role of the seer.
Inasmuch as this was the thirtieth anniversary of the National Thespian Society,
we held a formal initiation to which the parents of the members and the initiates were
invited. At this initiation we installed Mr. Andrew M. Lindsay as an honorary member.
Among the fourteen boys and girls initiated into the Rayen Thespian Troupe
were seniors Betty Randell, Malka Greenberger, Barbara Lipton and Sandra Tracey.
Juniors who earned their points were Jean Love, Nancy Gourley, and Ron White.
Pete Patrone, Paul Stetts, Tina Bucheit, Pam Wollison, Wally Hollander, Stanley Label
and Wayne Leebaw were the sophomores who made the grade.
The play chosen for production in the spring was "The Thread That Runs So
True" by Jesse Stuart.
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Clubs Revolve Around Cast
"To be, or not to be, that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind
to suffer the sting and arrows of outrageous fortuneg or to join u club
against a sea of troubles." fApologies to Hamleti
Marlene Fossesca, queen: John Hueslis, king.
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"They did down the stage with tears
Their clowns did make those laugh
Whose lungs were tickled o' the sere." lHamleti
"Act well your part"
Seated: E. Linder,A. Coombs, M. O'NeilI, J. Schwartz,
N. Brandt, row two: M. Hume, C. Heames, J. Landau,
B. Safier, S. Lackey, P. Luskin, row three: H. Brandt,
M. McCutcheen, M. Cragel, S. Billet, M. Keyes, Miss
Lucill Lee: row four: D. Noll, P. Grier, C. Murphy,
G. Davison, P. Stetts.
Officers: seated: J. Schwartz, E. Linder, A. Coombs
standing: N. Brandt, M. O'NeiII.
This year the Dramatics Club was run a bit differently. Under the supervision of
Miss Lucille Lee and a few Thespians, the twenty-five members of this club met to
learn and practice the techniques of acting.
Throughout the year, several one-act plays were given in arena style, to which
different home-rooms were invited. '
The Dramatics Club members also helped the Thespians put on "The Voice of
America" program in February.
The Thespian committee directing the club activities includes: Nicki Brandt, Alice
Coombs, Elise Linder, Marlene O'Neil and Judy Schwartz.
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