Tag: Chester Theatre Group
The Chester Theatre Group announced that it would produce “The Importance of Being Earnest,” by Oscar Wilde in its fall performance run. The August 25th issue of the Observer-Tribune said the comedy would be directed by Mrs. Robert Call, who starred in the group’s previous production, “The Curious Savage.”
In 1961, Chester Theatre Group President Edward Jenkins gave the Board of Education a $350 check in appreciation for the use of Chester School facilities and cooperation of the staff. The Board earmarked the gift for “a tape recorder, a very good microphone, and an adequate supply of tapes.” Source: Observer-Tribune.
In 1960, Roxbury High School senior English teacher Mae Call, was named female lead in the Chester Theater Group’s production of The Curious Savage. Call also was a member of The Second Nighters, an earlier Chester theater group disbanded during World War II due to a lack of male actors. The comedy by John Patrick was performed in the Chester Elementary School. Proceeds helped pay for the school’s stage curtains. Source: Observer-Tribune.
In 1971, the Appellate Division of New Jersey Superior Court held that the Chester Theatre Group is entitled to exemption from local realty taxation. The ruling reversed previous judgements by the Morris County Board of Taxation and the State Division of Tax Appeals. The battle spanned five years, since the initial Borough assessment of the property at $4,200 in 1966. Source: Observer-Tribune.