Foote alumni of a certain age clearly remember The Second Shepherds' Play (aka "the Mak play"). Indeed, many alumni can still recite their lines, owing to the fact that Foote students performed the play every year at Christmastime for more than half a century.
Longtime drama director Bob Sandine directed the Mak play five times (1965 to 1970) before deciding to jettison the play in favor of secular works that would be more reflective of Foote's diversifying student body.
Now Bob is back in the director's chair for another performance of the Mak play, and two Foote alumni are joining him as actors!
On Friday, October 19, Bob will direct an adaptation of The Second Shephards' Play at Trinity Parish House in New Haven. The production will star Foote alumni Jeff Klaus '76 as Mak and Pat Clendenen '81 as Daw, as well as Rich Lamere (husband of current faculty member Margy Lamere) as Gib.
Play and dinner (shepherd's pie, what else?) are $20.
More information at www.trinitynewhaven.org.