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St. Andrewʼs Farewell (continued from page 1, col. 1)

and short story evenings, original works, multi- evening epic presentations of Shakespeareʼs kings and Chaucerʼs The Canterbury Tales, bedtime readings for children and several versions of Bloomsday.

It is from the cramped undercroft kitchen that countless actors have peeped through the slatted windows at audience members sidling up to the refreshment table for a cup of coffee and a piece of pastry or a sample of Nanʼs Fancy Jams.

Now, as the church prepares to hire a new full- time priest, one who will need the adjacent Vicarage as a residence, the offices and Sunday School rooms now housed in there will be moved to the undercroft. And so, after our two upcoming April programs at St. Aʼs, we will need to move on to other venues.

But a part off us will stay. If spirits did not inhabit the undercroft before MMSC, they do now. The words, spoken aloud, of great writers and their stories remain. Moments shared by performers and audiences remain. The members of St. Andrewʼs need not be alarmed at the occasional whisper, the infrequent sigh, or the unexplained vibration of energy in the air. That echo of clanking you hear is not Marleyʼs ghost; itʼs just us, quietly moving our music stands and stools into place for the next show.

From all of us here at MMSC to the wonderful folks of St. Andrewʼs, thanks for the use of the hall. Weʼve loved every moment of it.

MMSC Hits The Road

On Thursday April 6, we will be picking up our music stands and stools and hitting the road - all the way down to Newburgh. We will be pre- senting an encore of last fallʼs successful Word Salad poetry program on 4/6 at 7 pm at the Newburgh Free Library, 124 Grand Street in Newburgh. If you missed Word Salad (based of the poetry of food) when we presented it last December at The Cheese Plate, or if youʼd

just like to hear it again, come on down. Weʼd love to see you!

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bring multiple copies of the text. Weʼll have a special table set up where you can give us your “contributions” to the buffet, and our Chef par excellence, Christine Crawfis, will concoct the delicious auditory “menu” from soup to nuts.

Favorite moments from COLD BUFFETS I & II include Don Wildy reading from Fox in Sox, Ron Schade reading the section on “Persistent Coughing” from the Home Medical Encyclopedia, Richard Cattabiani and Bruce Pileggi reading Abbott and Costelloʼs classic “Whoʼs On First,” Sean Marrinan reading wine descriptions with just a hint of sarcasm, and the whole gang reading the famous “Poison Pellet” routine from Danny Kayeʼs The Court Jester.

Whether serious or hilariously funny, MMSCʼs COLD BUFFET evenings are always a big hit with audiences and actors alike. Come one, come all. No muss. No fuss. Bring your favorite poem, a treasured sonnet or just a page from the Yellow Pages. Come laugh along with us. See you there!

Great NFJ Ways To Celebrate April:

  • April 2 is National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day. Honor this under-celebrated holiday with a sandwich made with your favorite Nanʼs Fancy Jam. A yummy PB & SRCJ (Peanut Butter and Strawberry Red Currant Jam) would do the trick. Or what about a PB & BMLJ (Peanut Butter and Blueberry Meyer Lemon Jam)?

  • April 16 is Easter Sunday. Do you have your NFJ Classic Mint Jelly on hand for your leg-oʼ-lamb dinner? A jar of NFJ Chipotle Pepper Jelly on some fresh goat cheese would make a great appetizer, too!

  • April 19 is National Garlic Day. Make sure you have some of Nanʼs Fancy Roasted Garlic Whole Grain Mus- tard on hand to properly celebrate the day.

  • April 22 is National Jelly Bean Day. Donʼt like those black licorice beans? Itʼs perfectly acceptable to sub- stitute a spoonful (or two) of Nanʼs Fancy Jam instead. (Honest!)

  • And April 30 is National Honesty Day. Tell the truth

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      wouldnʼt some hot buttered toast and delicious NFJ marmalade be a great way to say farewell to April showers and welcome May flow- ers?

Pick up a jar at your next MMSC per- formance. Still only $5 a jar, and a por- tion of every sale supports MMSCʼs scholarship fund.

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