Come out to the Post-Morrow Foundation in Bellport on Aug. 19 for Playcrafters’ Summer Celebration. The event will feature food, games, and a performance by the What’s Next improv group. …
Come out to the Post-Morrow Foundation in Bellport on Aug. 19 for Playcrafters’ Summer Celebration. The event will feature food, games, and a performance by the What’s Next improv group.
It’s just one of several events planned by Playcrafters, one of Long Island’s oldest community theater groups. On Nov. 3 and 4, they will present a staged reading of “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten” at Christ Episcopal Church in Bellport.
“We think it’s a really sweet, fun take on life,” Playcrafters’ president Flo Federman said of the play, which is based on the 1986 book of essays by Robert Fulghum.
Stacey Portmore-Davies will make her Playcrafters directorial debut. Portmore-Davies acted in Playcrafters’ 2019 production of “Love, Loss and What I Wore.”
While “All I Really Need to Know” will be a staged reading, the actors won’t only be seated, but will move around the stage, Federman said.
Playcrafters is also planning a Halloween-themed “Old Tyme Radio Show” at Post- Morrow Foundation in early October, Federman said. Playcrafters has been mounting staged readings, rather than full-scale productions, while it looks for a permanent venue.
The group’s last permanent home was at the Boys & Girls Club in Bellport, where it was located from 2013 to 2022. Its last production there was “Fox on the Fairway,” in May 2022, which Federman directed.
Federman said Playcrafters is in discussions with a venue and hopes to announce a permanent location by the fall.
“We’re part of the community,” Federman said. “We’re not going anywhere.”