Peninsula Players Hosts Spring Clean Day May 9
Fish Creek, Wis. –Peninsula Players will host its annual Spring Clean Day, Saturday, May 9, beginning at 9 a.m. This annual event kickoffs the re-opening of the theater’s campus and volunteers are needed to help prepare the Players property for the 2015 season.
In a few short weeks the Peninsula Players acting company and technicians will arrive from across the country to begin rehearsing and building the plays for Players 80th season. The acting troupe, carpenters, designers, interns, and other company members live onsite in various cabins and rooms scattered around the Players property.
“The Players grounds are enjoyed by more than 38,000 visitors each season and are home to Players company members who actually live on site,” said Audra Baakari Boyle, Players Business Manager. “Housing units are over the old scene shop, near the bay, above the office and there cabins scattered all over the property. Company members perform or work backstage at night, then retreat to their bunks to rise the next morning for breakfast in our lodge and start their work day on the next show.”
Volunteers will join the Players’ staff and core group of volunteers, the Broom Squad, to spruce up the dorm rooms and grounds in preparation for summer’s visitors. Main activities include dusting and general cleaning of the rooms as well as outdoor projects, such as removing fallen branches, cleaning gutters, raking and unpacking lawn furniture from winter storage.
“The Players greatly appreciates the efforts of each volunteer,” Baakari Boyle said “We couldn’t do all of this in one day without their help. Many hands make for light work and with each volunteer chipping in we generally wrap up projects just before lunch time.”
Each season the Players seek volunteers to help with Spring Clean. “I always look forward to Spring Clean day,” said Baakari Boyle. “It is the first time in months the Players property is open to the public and it has been very gratifying to the rest of the Players staff to work alongside community members. It gives us a chance to answer any questions they may have about the forthcoming season or to share what projects other company members have been involved with. It is a great opportunity to see the inner workings of the theater and to dine like a Player for a day.”
If you would like to join the fun call Peninsula Players at 920- 868-3287 or call Pete Schuster at 920-743-8138 to volunteer. “Lori, the Players’ cook, would like to know how much chili to prepare; we don’t want anyone to go hungry after all their hard work,” Baakari Boyle said.
For more information about the Spring Clean Day or about the upcoming Peninsula Players season, contact the Box Office at 920-868-3287 or visit the web at www.peninsulaplayers.com. Peninsula Players, a non-profit organization, is located west of Highway 42 between Egg Harbor and Fish Creek.