Central Park Players
February 2012 Callboard 

The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds by Paul Zindel 
Directed by Trudi Kerkstra 

This is a Putlitzer Prize-winning drama that focuses on the ups and downs of the relationship between an embittered, eccentric woman an her two teenage daughters.  Not only will this show feature unique staging, but it also helps to benefit The People Center, a local non-profit helping others in our community.  When you attend this show, make sure to bring your donation of any non-food item (clothing, bedding, toilet paper, towels, etc.) and receive a $2 voucher good towards any of the next three upcoming CPP productions! 

The show will run March 2, 3, 8, 9, & 10 at 8:00 PM  and March 4 at 2:00 PM.  All shows will be performed at  Lakeshore Middle School in Grand Haven. The box office will open February 25 for season ticket holders and February 27 for the general public.  You may get your tickets in advance at Hair Creations, 222 W. Savidge in Spring Lake through February 24.  

Welcome Michelle Irwin, CPP's Intern
Central Park Players has recently hired Michelle Irwin as their new public intern.  Michelle comes to us from Grand Valley State University where she studies communications, advertising and PR.  Michelle is a dedicated worker with a strong sense of style and design.  During her time with CPP, Michelle will help with marketing initiatives, design and social media strategies.  We are very happy to welcome Michelle aboard!

CPP Needs Volunteers! 
Central Park Players cannot run on donations alone.  We need your help!  As a volunteer organization, it is crucial that we have people willing to lend a hand in any way possible.  CPP seeks to find people who are open-minded, creative, caring and talented.  You do not need to have any special skill to be a volunteer!  We have people ready to train and help where needed. The most important aspect is that you are willing to share your time with people in this community who care.  If you have any interest in volunteering or might know someone who does, please contact Mandy Keeler at mnmkeeler@yahoo.com.  Volunteering options include (but are not limited to: lights, sound, makeup, hair, set design, set building, box-office, house, etc.)  Don't wait for someone else to make a difference, we need YOU! 

The Search for a Historian 
Do you like history?  Do you like to scrap-book? Is cutting and pasting a hobby of  yours? If so, please contact CPP if you would like to be considered to be the new Historian!  Over the decades, CPP has maintained numerous books containing memories of each show performed.  Articles, photos, press releases, programs and other pieces of memorabilia have been compiled to create memory books for anyone in the organization to share and appreciate. This volunteer opportunity takes little time to add to lasting memories. To learn more about the historian's duties, please contact Mandy Keeler at mnmkeeler@yahoo.com.

Show Times to Change this FALL! 
For many years, CPP has opened its doors to patrons to attend evening shows beginning at 8:00 PM. We realize that for many, this show time is a little late, especially when driving long distances, managing week-day schedules, children, poor weather, etc.  Therefore, CPP has decided that starting this FALL of 2012, CPP will begin performances at 7:30 PM show times instead of 8:00 PM! This should eliminate many obstacles had with the later show time.  Please note that the new show times DO NOT begin until this Fall 2012 and the current show still falls under the 8:00 PM show start time.  We will send an update to remind you when the new show time goes into effect.

Membership is Available! 
Yes,  your membership dollars help to keep our seasons going, but we like to think we can give a little extra something in return! You can enjoy the privileges if  you purchase a single or family membership for the 2011-2012 season.  To find out more, please visit: www.centralparkplayers.org and click on the 'Member Info' tab located on the left hand side of the menu bar.

Consider a Contribution - The Time is Now!
Theater and the arts make a huge difference in the quality of life within our community and add to the economic health as well.  As a volunteer organization, Central Park Players depends almost exclusively on the generosity of our patrons and donors.  Like many organizations during this touch economic time, CPP is struggling to make ends meet.  We are asking you to help us revive our community theater organization with a financial contribution.  We cannot do this alone!  Please help us to continue our presence in this community so that we may benefit all those who have been and will be touched by Central Park Players and the commitment we have to the arts, our patrons, volunteers and community as a whole.  Thank you.
To donate, please visit www.centralparkplayers.org and click on the 'Donate' tab located on the left hand side of the menu bar.  You may also send cash or check to: Central Park Players, P.O. Box 564, Grand Haven, MI 49417.  

Contact Us!
If you would like to see something placed in the CPP Callboard, please contact Mandy Keeler at mnmkeeler@yahoo.com prior to the 10th day of every month.


Central Park Players
P.O. Box 564
Grand Haven, MI  49417
616-843-3906

centralparkplayers@gmail.com

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