Tag: Mae Call
The Observer-Tribune reported in 1961 that Mae Call, Dramatic Coach at Roxbury High School, would direct “Send Me No Flowers,” the recent Broadway hit, at The Chester Theatre. Ann Taggart, of Parker Road, was the producer.
In 1937, the Chester Dramatic Club, also known as the Second Nighters, presented “The Bashful Mr. Babs.” The Mendham-Chester Tribune said that Austin W. Thompson directed the following actors: Evelyn Blaufuss, Andrew Brodeen, Mae Call, Evelyn Groot, Ruth Hill, Robert Shotwell, Carolyn Smalley, Pauline Snyder, John Steinberg, and Charles and Ruth Treloar.
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.”
The Chester Dramatic Association, also known as the “Second-Nighters Dramatic Club,” held their elections for 1937 at the home of Walter Serbe. Dudley Bragg was elected as president, Justin Russell as vice-president, Ruth Hill as secretary, and Walter Serbe was named as assistant secretary. Treasurer was Mae Call. Source: Mendham-Chester 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 1959, it was announced in the Observer-Tribune that the Chester Little Theatre Group had been formed. The official organization of the group grew out of its great support and success in fundraising. Vincent Radice was elected president; Phyllis Howell, vice-president; Sue Bacchus, secretary; and June Hinds, treasurer. On the Board were Mae Call, Edward Jenkins, Wallie Ward, Harold (Bud) Loret, and Mrs. Elmer Grube.