Monday, August 15, 2011

16 Year Old Dish Washer Helps Found Local Theater Company!

Second Taunt Theatre Company Founders at rehearsal.
I have another bright young employee to brag on today! 16 year old Sarah Paulson is mostly behind the scenes at the Franklin Inn washing dishes and attending to kitchen duties. But, this weekend she'll take center stage as Helena in William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream put on by the Second Taunt Theatre Company.

The Second Taunt Theatre Company was recently formed by Sarah along with three friends (Annie, Joanna, and Mathilda - age 16-17). The girls became acquainted through Saltworks Theater and, with a shared love of Shakespeare, decided that A Midsummer Night's Dream would be the first performance. After many planning sessions in the Paulson living room and with a cast of youth ranging in age from 7 to 17, The Second Taunt Theatre Company will be putting on their show this weekend. The whole production is planned, organized, and performed by the kids.

The show is free; however, donations will be accepted for World Vision's Clean Water fund (Click here to find out more about the fund). The girls learned of the need for life-saving clean water while Mathilda was volunteering at World Vision and it touched their hearts.

Check out Second Taunt Theatre's premiere performance and support the efforts of these young people and their community theater. The show is only an hour and fifteen minutes long. The location is conveniently just a block south of the Franklin Inn. Join us afterwards for a late dinner or dessert. Here is the information that the Second Taunt Theatre Company has provided for me:

Looking for something to do ... that's FREE?
Want to support a good cause?
Feeling blue because summer is slipping away?

Friday, August 19 or
Saturday, August 20


Heritage Presbyterian Church OUTDOOR Chapel
Rain location: Fellowship Hall @ Heritage
2262 Rochester Road, Franklin Park, PA 15237

Admission: FREE
Donations will be accepted to benefit World Vision's Clean Water Fund.

Performed in an enchanted amphitheater nestled in the woods.
There are benches, but feel free to bring blankets and pillows!

When you bring four mixed-up lovers, a band of bumbling actors,
and a few mischievous faeries to a clearing in the woods, you're bound for excitement!

Second Taunt Theatre Company is a student-run organization.
From the actors to the director to the help, everyone is between the ages of 7 and 17.

Directed by Annie Utterback
Stage Managed by Joanna Weiss
Costumes/Props by Olivia Weiss

Hermia - Mathilda Savocchia
Lysander - George Burnet
Demetrius - Kevin Compliment
Helena - Sarah Paulson
Titania - Kaye Burnet
Oberon - Amber Flevaris
Puck - Kathryn Human
Nick Bottom - Eddie Miller
Peter Quince - Kate Stratmann
Tom Snout - Sara Lewis
Robin Starveling - Ryan Hilberg
Francis Flute - John Paulson
Snug / Egeus - A.J. Savocchia
Theseus- Jay Hadfield
Hippolyta - Emily Wilson
Philostrate / Faerie - Janine Paulson
Faerie Assistant - Mary Elena Savocchia

Come and enjoy free community theater, support a good cause, and experience Shakespeare like you've never seen it before!