Letter: Submitted by Lynn Leimer and Sunny Naughton

in Letter to the Editor

Over the past two weeks, sold out audiences from the Northeast Kingdom and the Eastern Townships enjoyed performances of Little Shop of Horrors, the premier musical production by the new theatre group Borderline Players, directed by former local talent, Thomas Perry.

A convergence of sheer will to keep theatre in the Haskell after 25 years of QNEK was the inspiration by dedicated thespians spearheaded by Chris Planetta and Ross Murray.

The call to artists reinforced the formation of the new community theatre company. Fortunately, Thomas Perry relocated his family to the Kingdom and added his passion to the international dramaturg.

The success of the inaugural season is largely due to an all-volunteer cast and crew and generosity of the community. The show was enhanced by talented performances, imaginative and detailed set, live orchestra and delightful AUDREY II.

As local artsprenuers and supporters of the arts, we are excited about this new chapter in the community.

The Resident Theatre Company at the Haskell Opera House, Borderline Players, show great promise and prove the “ocean can float many ships” – there can never be enough live theatre.

For those that love the traditional summer musical, unique offerings, mysteries and drama, we can expect more from this organization in years to come that won’t disappoint. 

Looking forward to the fall production of Agatha Christie’s, THE MOUSETRAP.

See you at the theater!

Lynn Leimer
Sunny Naughton
MAC Center for the Arts
ACT 1 Directors

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