Behind the Stage Door of the Hampton Playhouse - 35th Season 1983
Another big season with Marcia Wallace, Brett Somers. and Anne Francine. Marcia was the star of IT HAD TO BE YOU, then she and Brett Somers together starred in SUPPORTING CAST with Hampton favorite Aida Berlyn, ... a delighttul production.
BURLESQUE, AMERICAN STYLE featured all of the Hampton favorites including Beverly Spiri and Dennis Mele as our strippers and a surprise stint by Workshop Coordinator Alan Fleisig in a song and dance spot.
A MURDER IS ANNOUNCED featured Broadway actress Anne Francine known for her many roles, possibly the most famous of which was Vera in the musical MAME.
Other cast, apprenti, and staff this season included Sarah Christie, Jay Kane, Adam Klugman, (son of Brett Somers and Jack Klugman), Pat MacDonnell, Joel Porter, and Joan Drott, a local actress from Newburyport. Musicians were David DiSavino, Fredric Sirasky. and Skip Zipf.
Ann Carnaby remembers... "My most vivid memory of this season is at the week that Toru Shimakawa, the set designer, who was living at my house, had his friend Giant, a very tall, also Japanese fellow visit to help out with the set for WHOREHOUSE. Until Giant arrived, Taru had eaten out all the time. Giant, however, was a chef, and there was outstanding Japanese cuisine going on in my kitchen daily. I was fascinated with Giant's chopping and slicing technique, but what really amazed me was that each morning Giant would fry two eggs for each of them. The eggs were perfectly cooked with solid whites and soft yolks. They ate them with chopsticks, by folding the four sides of flat white over the yolk, picking up the yolk-sized package gently with their chopsticks, and putting the whole folded egg into their mouths of once! That was the only week that summer that I was awake in time for anyone's breakfast!"