Closing the door on one score and four
An end-of-year poem by David Hennessey
In March, our apprentii took complex looks
At the fallout produced by contentious books,
Which we followed (of course)
With celebrations Norse:
Our 15th Ibsenfest easily hooked
Into themes of immigrants on Bernick’s ships
To America. Next, just four actors clipped
Through many miles
Of dialect styles
In British isles. Then a dapper trip
To a wedding in Philly where champagne flew,
Paired with a story of dreams a boy drew
In second World War,
Hidden in the floor.
We’re closing with Scrooge in visions anew
Of steam and machines. Behind the scenes
Volunteers ushered, sewed and helped clean;
Our grant-money rolls
Exceeded our goals;
Full-time stage manager joined us. Wow, she’s been
Busy! Plus, launching Food Drive, we watched it grow;
And our word pictures helped the blind see our shows.
So now we’re in gear
For our 25th year.
Join our party next season: we’re set to go!