Brighton Beach Memoirs a huge success and more news

FEST’s production of Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs was a huge success!

Brighton Beach Memoirs

Final figures are not in yet, but with over 500 audience attendees over a total of 6 shows, we’d like to take this opportunity to say a big “THANKS” to all who supported on and off stage, and to our audience members among you! Our website is constantly being updated, so check it out for more details!

Play Readings

Many thanks to those of you who ventured out to our play reading in almost subtropical temperatures! We had a very pleasant evening reading “Bascombe’s Progress” by FEST member Monroe Coburn, and were able to discuss various aspects of the play afterwards – while enjoying a cold beer or two!

Play Readings will continue through the summer, so do watch out for newsflashes with updates! We’re looking into what plays to read in July and August, but the dates for your calendar are:

7pm on Tuesday 16th July and Tuesday 20th August at Sarnia’s place in Sachsenhausen.

FEST Official Annual Summer BBQ (FOASB) – reminder

Please don’t forget to note down the date for the FOASB! Details of how to sign up will follow very soon, but please make sure the date is in your diaries:

Date: Saturday, 24 August 2013, 3pm

Place: David & Vera Mark’s place in Oberursel (thanks to Family Mark for hosting again this year!)

As always, the FOASB is a great opportunity for FEST Members to get together for some good food, drinks and generally all just have time to chat and let our hair down.

Upcoming Productions

Fall 2013: “Broadway Bound” by Neil Simon

Spring 2014: “Bedroom Farce” by Alan Ayckbourn

One Act Play for FEATS 2014: Choice of play not yet finalised

Fall 2014: “Searching for Dr. Branovic” by David Tristram

Auditions and an initial Production Team Meeting will take place in August with details going out as soon as dates have been confirmed: So watch this space and get involved, either on or off stage!

FEATS 2014

As you can see above, FEST is still in the process of choosing a One Act Play to take to FEATS in 2014. We have a couple of plays and possible directors on the table, but would welcome any ideas from our fab Members!

Have a think about it and do please get in touch with us if you have a suggestion. You would not have to direct the play – unless you want to, of course!

FEST Archive

Do any of you happen to have access to – or know anyone who has access to – a high quality scanner? We’re looking to start scanning in many past programmes, photos and posters for the FEST archive, and a high quality A3 scanner (colour) would be wonderful … so do let us know!

P.S. If it is a company scanner, maybe we could even approach the company with our FEST sponsorship package  🙂