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FROM THE FOOTLIGHTS - August 1996

FALL SCHEDULE

We meet Thursday, September 19, @ Luna Books, 1633 P St., NW, to discuss Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot." Our discussion of Jean Anouilh's "Becket," scheduled for October 21, has been *POSTPONED* to next spring; @ our September meeting we will select a substitute for October. On Tuesday, November 19, we discuss "The House of Blue Leaves," by John Guare, which we attend (in a radio dramatization) Thursday, November 21. Tickets are $20 ($5 discount); call Dick Sullivan @ 703-658-3918.

PLAY-SELECTION MEETING

We meet @ 2 p.m. Sunday, September 29 @ Luna Books, 1633 P St., NW, to discuss plays for 1997. Please bring theater brochures. If you want to propose a play, first read it & call local bookstores to check its availability. Also plan to make a commitment to introduce the playwright & lead our discussion or to arrange for someone else to do it.

UC ALUM FOUNDS THEATER

Steffi Wallis opens the Phoenix Theatre with Jules Feiffer's The White House Murder Case, 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, August 15-17 & 22-24 (plus 3 p.m. matinees on both Saturdays), in the Gala Hispanic Theatre building, 1625 Park Road, NW, in DC. Ushers attend for free! For tickets or further information send e-mail to PhoenixTh1@aol.com or call 202-745-0643 #3 (to usher) or #4 (for tickets).

SURVEY RESULTS

Thanks to Melissa Sites, we have results from our June membership survey. *87% approve our current informal structure. *46% want to fund the group solely from contributions; the rest support supplementary measures. *52% favor varying our meeting location; 24% say always meet in the same place; 24% don't care. *40% want to meet where they can order food, 33% don't care, the rest would like meeting sometimes where we can't order food. *Two-thirds favor continuing rotating meeting Mondays through Thursdays. *86% oppose limiting attendance. For further detail send e-mail to Melissa_Sites@umail.umd.edu.

ANOTHER DISCOUNT!

Crown bookstores offer every customer a discount, but now Crown Books in Kensington @ the White Flint Shopping Center will give Footlights members an extra 10% on all our plays. Thanks to store manager Paul Tetlow!

LOST AND FOUND

If you left a copy of the Signet Classics edition of Oscar Wilde, "The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays" at our June meeting, send e-mail to dsobelso@counsel.com.