84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
January 26 - 29, 2017
This wonderful show stars Delta stage veterans Connie Black and David Dallas in a dramatization of business letters between a young struggling writer in New York and an antiquarian book store in London. In a sense, they are also love letters - the love of good literature. The play takes place over a twenty year period, beginning in 1949 when Helene Hanff (played on Broadway by Ellen Burstyn) first writes Marks & Co. and ends in 1969 with the death of Frank Doel, the delightfully dusty supplier of so many old volumes to Helene.
Meet the Actors
Nada Aziz (Megan Wells) of Greenwood, is an upcoming senior at Pillow Academy. She is a member of the PA Band and the International Thespian Society. She has been involved with several projects at ArtPlace Mississippi. This is her first time to appear on the Greenwood Little Theatre stage although she was student director for the Spring 2016 PA Drama productions of Hard Candy and Check, Please.
Connie Black (Helene Hanff) resides in Greenwood and is elementary Music teacher at Pillow Academy. Connie has performed on the GLT stage since 1979. She has performed in numerous productions at MDAA in Indianola including Cinderella in the 1993 production of Into the Woods. She also performs in the group Curb Service. Too many roles to pick favorites; they’ve all been special!
David Dallas (Frank Doel) last appeared on the GLT stage as the “Big Bad Wolf” in Into the Woods. He’s appeared in television specials, national commercials, and performed on stages from New York to Seattle. He’s been a featured performer in a number of award-winning independent films. He is the author of several screenplays and two one-man shows, Barking Dawgs and A Gentleman from Mississippi.
Bob Draper (Mr. Martin) is a Kosciusko native, living in Greenwood since 1996. He’s a graduate of Mississippi State University and a retired mortgage broker. He last appeared on the GLT stage in Neil Simon’s The Good Doctor.
Evan Lindsey (Thomas) resides in Minter City and is an upcoming senior at Pillow Academy where he participates in the band program. He is also a member of the International Thespian society. He last appeared on stage in the productions of Hard Candy and Check, Please with the Pillow Academy Drama Club. He also appeared in the 2014 PA Drama production of Sleeping Beauty as “Prince Phillip.”
Murphy Moxley (Cecily Farr) resides in Carrollton and is a student at Pillow Academy. She is a member of the International Thespian Society and has appeared in several PA Drama productions, including Sleeping Beauty and A Charlie Brown Christmas. This is her first involvement with Greenwood Little Theatre.
Cheryl Weiss (Maxine/Joan Todd) has enjoyed a great deal of national performing experience. Her roles at GLT include “Jack’s Mother” in Into the Woods and “The Woman” in The Good Doctor, and “Ethel” in On Golden Pond. She has an MFA in Vocal Performance from University of California, Irvine, and a PhD in Sport and Performance Psychology from the University of Idaho.
Seth Wheatley (Bill Humphries) lives in Greenwood and works at Life Help. One of Celia Emmerich’s original ‘Children’s Theater recruits’, he is a dedicated volunteer & veteran of the stage. He has appeared as “Dr. Einstein” in Arsenic & Old Lace twice–both at GLT and MDAA.
About the Director
Alicia Dallas has been involved with Greenwood Little Theatre since 2011 when she played the role of “Vi Petty” in The Buddy Holly Story. She has continually increased her involvement by heading the website committee, serving as a board member, assisting with publicity, and playing numerous stage roles. She first stepped into directing with Rumors in 2014. 84, Charing Cross Road is her second play to direct at GLT.
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