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Christmas Fair 2005 September
(sent September 30, 2005)
Oliver Twist Opens Locally Tonight!
Book Character Audition Date Clarification
Volunteer & Get Dickens Fair Comps
The Bulletin Newspaper
Twist Opens Locally Tonight!
Director Roman Polanski and Oscar-winning screenwriter Ronald Harwood
(The Pianist) re-imagine Charles Dickens's classic tale of a young
orphan boy in 19th century London. Abandoned at an early age, Oliver
Twist (Barney Clark) is forced to live in a workhouse run by the awful
Mr. Bumble (Jeremy Swift). Escaping into the dangerous and dirty
streets, the penniless Oliver enters a life of crime after meeting the
sinister Fagin (Ben Kingsley), mastermind of a gang of pickpockets that
includes The Artful Dodger (Harry Eden). Rescued by the kindly Mr.
Brownlow (Edward Hardwicke), Oliver starts a series of adventures that
he hopes will lead him to a better life.
Official Web Site
Kevin says "If you are going, please consider going in costume and
taking flyers. Photocopy a handful off the website, cut in half,
and hand 'em out to anyone who looks at you funny, or just anyone you
want. Personal invites are always the best. No need for movie
theater permission on this basis. We are working on that too and
will keep you posted." Flyers are available for download at
For more information on any planned group excursions (unknown at press
time), please check at the Holly Tree Club Yahoo Site at
http://movies.groups.yahoo.com/group/thehollytreeclub/. That is also
the place to sign up for the Holly Tree Club Yahoo list, rather than
emailing the address given in the last missive, which has proved to be
Character Audition Date
The dates for the auditions are Wednesday October 5th and Friday
October 7th starting at 7:00PM at my home in San Francisco.
If you would like to audition, please email Robert Young at
firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
1. Your full name, email address and phone number
2. The character(s) you would like to audition for. (Please prepare a
bit of the dialogue for that character - see web resources above - and
be prepared to improvise as that character.)
3. Your first, second and third choice of audition time on October 5th
or 7th. The auditions will be scheduled at 15 minute intervals, please
be patient as we sometimes get a bit behind when auditioning promising
4. Optional: A brief note of any experience you would like us to know
about. We will have applications and accept resumes (not required) at
& Get Dickens Fair Comps
Do you want comp tickets? Do you want friends and family to come out
and play for free? Well, have I got a deal for you! 2 comp tickets are
yours for the low, low price of one 4-hour shift at the front gate,
taking tickets! The team of volunteers meeting, greeting, and taking
customer's tickets is an important, yet sometimes overlooked part of
the Faire. We are currently low in volunteer staff at the front gate
and are in need of more people to help out. If you are interested, we
would be glad to shamelessly bribe you by giving you 2 complimentary
tickets for each 4 hours worked.
For further details, email me at email@example.com Thanks!
THE BULLETIN NEWSPAPER will publish again at Dickens' Fair to make life
more entertaining for any character we can find space for. You
are encouraged to submit articles early (*very* early if we use the
linotype) to stir the gigging pot. I edit together a combination
of historical, literary, and just plain creative material to publish a
brand-new issue each weekend.
ADVERTISEMENT SPACE for commercial ads is again solicited for The
Bulletin at the same $10 per square inch rate we have maintained for
the last four years. For that one price, your ad will run in all four
issues at the Fair.
THE AGONY COLUMN, which Sherlock Holmes was so fond of following, will
again spice-up the advertising sections of The Bulletin with fake ads
to stir the pot. You are encouraged to submit silly, historical,
or otherwise entertaining material to this slush pile, as well.
A HOME FOR THE BULLETIN may again be needed in some other booth or
environmental area if Sully does not have a space at the Fair.
Many thanks to Kathleen and the Green Man for putting up with me last
year. Contact me if you wouldn't mind the part-time company of a
footsore journalist who is occasionally the focal point of death
POSTERS can again be commissioned.
CALLING CARDS are again the purview of Sully. The price is $15
for 150. Order deadline is Dec.4th, second weekend. Orders
by Nov.7th will be available opening weekend. Please provide good
contact information inside and outside of
Fair, in addition to what you wish on the card. If you ordered
one last year, it may still be set, so let Sully know. Anything
requiring more than text on one side in one color generally will add to
ONLINE INFORMATION for our activities can be found on my old Earthlink
page at http://home.earthlink.net/~doncox/bulletin/bulletin.html
dedicated website of http://fairebulletin.com is not being hosted.
CONTACT Sully for calling cards at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CONTACT Don Cox (Justin Case) for The Bulletin, ads, and all else at
sign up for the missives, please email email@example.com,
and request to be added to the missive list.
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