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H.O.P.E. Players - New Rochelle, New York
August 2002

August of 2002, the H.O.P.E. Players’ fourth year in action, saw their sixth production entitled “Me, Myself and I”, a play about isolation, independence, and individuality. In addition to the traditional one-act plays and the music of Broadway format, this year the program also included two monologue series in order to further underline the individuality theme of the show. In the program were the plays “Game Theory” by Peter Sagal, “ID” by Kyle Wood, and “Who am I This Time?” by Christopher Sergel. The music of the show included “Independent” from Bells are Ringing, “Someone Else’s Story” from Chess, “Mr. Cellophane” from Chicago, “My Strongest Suit” from Aida, “The Grass is Always Greener” from Woman of the Year, “I Got Rhythm” from Crazy For You, a Pop Music Medley consisting of the following songs: “The Way You Make Me Feel” as performed by Michael Jackson, “I’m a Believer” as performed by The Monkees, “I Got You, Babe” as performed by Sonny and Cher, “Funky Cold Medina” as performed by Ton Loc, “I Will Survive” as performed by Gloria Gaynor, and “I’m Too Sexy” as performed by Right Said Fred. The many monologues of the show were “The Eros Trilogy” by Nicky Silver, “Office Hours” by Norm Foster, “101 Humiliating Stories” by Lisa Kron, “Seven Dates with Seven Writers” by Paula Kamen, “The Face of God” by Justin Warner, “Marcus is Walking” by Joan Ackerman, “Narcissus and Echo” by Jeff Goode, “F.O.B. to U-Haul: New York Lessons” by Steven Tenenbaum, “Spellcheck” by Caroline Rosenstone, and “Dating for Dummies” by Elizabeth Ruiz. Housed still by Holy Name of Jesus Church, with Anthony Casella acting as Producer, Jason Summers as Artistic Director, Lynn Fusco as Musical Director, and, new to the team, Robert Hoffmann as Technical Director; and a cast, crew and staff amounting to over 50 people, the H.O.P.E. Players raised $8,000 for H.O.P.E. Community Services.

SOURCE: http://www.thehopeplayers.com/players/history.htm


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