Creatively produced and directed by Grant Bagley,The Gift was written as a radio play by Virginia De Wyze and consists of five monologs. Superbly performed by our Collington Drama Committee players Marilyn Haskell, Joyce Garrison, Marilu Sherer, Vena Darling and Maja Keech we are taken through time and the country when a jewel box that one might think is ordinary takes a road trip. A simple set allows us to focus on the words and actions of our players. We hope that you enjoy this first Drama Committee play of 2021.
You can watch the entire production using the link:
Residents Jean Getlein and Jeanne Barnett remember how it was in the 60’s and 70’s, as they arrange the glass cases in the Clocktower with memorabilia ranging from books, T-shirts, an Admiral’s hat, and many buttons and banners. All this begins the celebration of Women’s History Month throughout March. Wednesday night, at 7:00 in the Auditorium, Tucker Farley will get discussions started with a description of how the women’s studies movement took hold in academe. The whole month’s agenda can be found here. Look for movies, trips to the National Museum of Women in the Arts, concerts, and a special “Know your neighbor” with Laurie Cobb. Finally we will welcome Charlotte Bunch, founder of the Center for Women’s Global Leadership.
Last night Jim Giese, shared with us both his life story and that of Greenbelt, MD, the city of which he was city manager for 28 years, retiring in 1991. He called his presentation “Managing Utopia.”
Jim started with a description of Greenbelt that made it sound a lot like Collington, told Greenebelt’s and his and Bernie’s stories, including how and why he became interested in the role of professional city manager, and concluded by showing a number of fascinating pictures from the not always smooth history of the city.