1950 / 51 Season - Our Very 1st Year
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1950/51 Season - Our Very 1st Year

Original Cover Design This was the FIRST for the Theatre Guild. The plays were presented in the newly renovated "Diablo Heights Theatre", not the movie theater, but the upstairs area above the "Commy." The Program Cover remained the same for several years and is only pictured once. Only the paper and ink colors were changed.

"WAYS and MEANS"
"THE VALIANT"
"GEORGE"
"PETTICOAT FEVER"
"TWO BLIND MICE"
"Dover Road"

"WAYS and MEANS" A One Act Comedy adapted from the play by Noel Coward

This was the first show in a night of three One-Act plays. Performed on December 21, 1950. Though the first three shows are listed separatley, the production staff was the same for all three and is listed after the cast for "GEORGE"

Directed by Don Grefe.

Cast: In Order of Appearance

Lollie Maduro as Stella Cartwright David Leonard as Toby Cartwright
Roy Glickenhaus as Stevens
Adela Bettis Prompter Ed Salmon Stage Manager & Properties
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"THE VALIANT" A Drama by Holworthy Hall and Robert Middlemass

This was the second show in a night of three One-Act plays. Performed on December 21, 1950. Though the first three shows are listed separatley, the production staff was the same for all three and is listed after the cast for "GEORGE"

Directed by Gracelyn Johnston.

Cast: In Order of Appearance

J.B. Clemmons Jr. as Warden Holt Gene Flagg as Father Daly
Edward L. Salmon as Dan, The Jailer Stanley Fidanque as James Dyke
Ralph T. Lindo as Wilson, The Attendant Sue Sartain as Josephine Paris
Viola T. Metzler Prompter William H. Wymer Stage Manager & Properties
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"GEORGE" A Farce by Van A. Cartinel

This was the third show in a night of three One-Act plays. Performed on December 21, 1950. Though the first three shows are listed separatley, the production staff was the same for all three and is listed after this show.

Directed by Mary Lowrie & Peggy Smith.

Cast: In Order of Appearance

Grace Grefe as Elizabeth Anne McGrath as Sue, her friend
Charles A. Garcia as Phillip, her husband Charles Madison as George, of Marblehead
Claire Waldner Prompter Harry Sinnott Stage Manager
Laurene Clarendon Properties

Combined Production Staff:

Larry Breece Set Construction Claude Aycock & Edith Salmon Make-Up
Anna Lisa Leadbitter & Catsy Taylor Set Decoration
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"PETTICOAT FEVER" A Non-Tropical Farce by Mark Reed

This was the second production of the season. Presented by "The Players of THE LITTLE THEATRE, Cristobal, Canal Zone, on 24 January 1951.

Directed by Roy Fernie and Carol Rice - Assistant Director.

Cast: In Order Of Appearance

Robert Hull as Dascome Dinsmore LeRoi Leeser as Kimo
John Lingwood as Sir James Fenton Elizabeth Teigen as Ethyl Campion
Annette Frankel as Snow Bird Todd Fernie as Little Seal
John Blennerhasset as Reverend Shapham Irvin Frankel as Captain Laundry
Carol Rice as Clara Wilson

Production Staff - The Little Theatre, Cristobal:

Irvin Frankel Stage Manager Grace Williams Promptors
Annette Frankel & Todd Fernie Properties & Costumes Ruth Bozeman Make-Up
C. LeRoi Leeser Printing

Production Staff - The Theatre Guild:

Larry Breece, Jack Meehan, Bob Johnson, Ed Salmon, Harry Sinnott & Bill Wymer Set Construction & Properties Catsy Taylor & Belle Clemmons Set Decoration Doug Johnston Theatre Manager Liese Pollak Usher Captain

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"TWO BLIND MICE" A Comedy by Samuel Spewack

This was the third production of the season. Performed on February 21 & 22, 1951.

Directed by Gracelyn Johnston and Assistant Director Adela Bettis

Cast: In Order Of Appearance

Claude Aycock as Mrs. Leticia Turnbull Amy Sartain as Miss Crystal Hower
George Bobbitt as Mr. Murray Kathleen Finnigan as Miss Johnson
Ed Salmon as the Mailman Laurence Breece as Tommy Thurston
Douglas Johnston as a Visitor Charles Madison as Simon
Anne Acoca as Karen Norwood Charles Garcia as Wilbur Treadwaite, Dept. of State
Ralph Lindo as Major John Groh, USA Stanley Fidanque as Lt. Col. Robbins, USAF
Rufus Smith as Commander Thomas Jellico, USN Jack Meehan as Dr. Henry McGill
H.N. Tremelling as Sergeant J.B. Clemmons as Charles Brenner
Roy Glickenhaus as Ensign Jamison James Adamsen as Senator Kruger
Joe Fuller, Bill Bright, David Otten, David A. Hope, Adela Bettis, Muriel Treadwell, Peggy Smith, Lollie Maduro and George Maduro were all in the CHOIR.

Production Staff:

Harry J. Sinnott Stage Manager Margaret Adamsen & Nancy Sidebotham Promptors
Catsy Taylor & Belle Clemmons Set Design & Decoration Ed Salmon Properties
Larry Breece, Jack Meehan & William Lloyd Set Construction Claude Aycock, Mary Breece, Nancy Sidebotham & Peggy Smith Make-Up
Eloise Monroe Costume Designer Douglas Johnston Business Manager
Mary Brigham & James Adamsen Publicity Leise Pollak & Ruth Krone Assistant Theatre Managers

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"Dover Road" A Comedy by A.A. Milne

This was the final production of the season. Performances were April 25 & 26, 1951.

Directed by Mrs Berthe E. Wright.

Cast: In Order Of Appearance

J.B. Clemmons as Domonic Dwight McKabney, Margaret Adamsen & Kathleen Finnegan as The Staff
Rufus Smith as Leonard Lolie Maduro as Anne
Adolfo Arias Espinosa as Latimer Nancy Sidebotham as Eustasia
Charles Madison as Nicholas

Production Staff:

Bill Taylor Production Manager Harry Sinnott & Bill Wymer Stage Managers
Belle Clemmons, Edith Salmon, Margaret Lindo & Ruth Krone Set Design & Decoration Bill Taylor, Bill Lloyd & Jack Meehan Set Construction
Carol Glickenhaus Properties Peggy Smith Costumes
Claude Aycock Make-Up Mary Brigham & James Adamsen Publicity
Bruce Carpenter & Bob Johnson Business Managers Leisl Pollak & Ruth Krone Assistant Theatre Managers
Muriel Treadwell Script Assistant

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