A huge apology to
Kelsey and a giant plug for playkind.
First I lost
Kelsey's email and thus did not include it into Tuesday's
newsletter. Then last night the internet connection here
slowed to a halt and I couldn't get it out and this reminded
me of the old hoax from the early days of the internet.
Remember "Internet Clean-up Day"? So many people believed
it and forwarded it around the world.
And here it is, a piece of internet hoax nostalgia:
THIS MESSAGE WILL AGAIN BE REPEATED IN MID FEBRUARY.
*** Attention ***
It's that time again!
As many of you know, each year the Internet must be shut
down for 24 hours in order to allow us to clean it. The
cleaning process, which eliminates dead email and inactive
ftp, www and gopher sites, allows for a better working
and faster Internet.
This year, the cleaning process will take place from 12:01
a.m.. GMT on February 27 until 12:01 a.m. GMT on February
28 (the time least likely to interfere with ongoing work).
During that 24-hour period, five powerful Internet search
engines situated around the world will search the Internet
and delete any data that they find.
In order to protect your valuable data from deletion we
ask that you do the following:
1. Disconnect all terminals and local area networks from
their Internet connections.
2. Shut down all Internet servers, or disconnect them
from the Internet.
3. Disconnect all disks and hard drives from any connections
to the Internet.
4. Refrain from connecting any computer to the Internet
in any way.
We understand the inconvenience that this may cause some
Internet users, and we apologize. However, we are certain
that any inconveniences will be more than made up for
by the increased speed and efficiency of the Internet,
once it has been cleared of electronic flotsam and jetsam.
We thank you for your cooperation.
P.S. Happy Birthdays Gershon and Maureen.
Our very endearing
Kelsey Flynn set to put on a spectaculaganza for our pleasure
BOSTON MARRIAGE by David Mamet (Benefit for New Century
Theatre by Pauline Productions)
Directed by Jeannine Haas
CAST: Kelsey Flynn, Barbara McEwen, Margaret Reilly
WHERE: Hallie Flanagan Theatre at Mendenhall Center
for the Performing Arts on Smith College Campus, Green Street,
WHEN: Thursday June 1, 8:00 pm
Saturday June 3, 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm
TICKETS: (tickets at the door only) $18 Adults: $15
(Students and Seniors) MORE INFO: 413-587-3933
THE SCOOP: “Boston Marriage” is a 19th C term for
two women who lived together instead of marrying. In this
hilarious Victorian-style comedy of manners, Anna and Claire
are two witty “women of fashion” - and of a certain age
- who have been together for years supporting themselves
against all odds.
The comedy begins on the afternoon that Anna jubilantly
announces that she has procured a “protector” who will support
them and Claire reveals she has fallen in love with a younger
woman. They bicker and banter and take out their frustrations
on their hapless Scottish parlor maid.
The plot twists and turns and includes a missing jewel,
a séance, and other surprises that will leave you reeling
with laughter. In celebration of Massachusetts’ second year
of legalized marriage, come enjoy the fun as marriage and
love prevail through all.
THE CRITICAL ACCLAIM: Wickedly, wittily entertaining.
What makes the play such brilliant fun is its marriage of
glinting period artifice and contemporary frankness.”
--The Boston Phoenix
Brilliant! one of the funniest American comedies in years.”
--The New York Post
Devastatingly funny. exceptionally clever. demonstrates
anew [Mamet’s] technical virtuosity and flexibility.
--The New York Times
"OMG! It reminds me of a song I wrote and recorded called,
"Such are the Dreams of the Everyday Housewife!"
"Come to think of it, this reminds me of a song I wrote
called, "I am the Lineman for the County".
"My megahit, *Galveston* would be PERFECT in this play!"
TO JON WHITNEY FOR THIS NEWSLETTER
1000 thanks to Jon
, photographer extraordinaire!
PO BOX 6109 HOLYOKE, MA 01041-6109
OLD NEWSLETTERS ARE POSTED
HERE. Most of the content in this newsletter is cut and pasted from emails
sent to me. If names, dates or venues are incorrect I DON'T EVEN apologize. I
don't often verify information but when I see and recognize errors I do make
corrections. Any local arts etc event info is a welcome addition to newsletters.
Simply email to me and I will add it. Thanks!
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