The second annual Wyoming Theater Festival is coming next month and it has already experienced expansion of its cultural reach before the curtains are raised at the WYO Theater.
The WyoTF is partnering with the Roundabout Theater Company of New York to present three of the four plays. The WyoTF is a 10-day theater celebration in which new scripts, veteran actors and directors and production personnel have an opportunity to develop these plays that might reach broader audiences, including Broadway, before smaller audiences. Last year’s festival, in August, was well-received and with some shows, it was difficult to get a ticket. The Roundabout Theater Company has been the recipient of 36 Tony Awards.
The WyoTF will have performance dates Sept. 7-17 at the WYO and the Mars Theater. The residency for playwrights and actors will begin Aug. 21.
Could there be a “fountain of youth” in the water at the Powder Horn?
First Ken Richardson shooting his age in a golf score last month. Then, Bill Baas and Frank Rotellini both shooting their age or better, twice, in the same week.
• On Monday, Aug. 7, Baas shot 75 on the Eagle and Stag courses at the Powder Horn. Two days later, he shot 75 on the Eagle and Mountain courses. Baas is 76. As they say in Texas, this is tall cotton.
This is his fourth such milestone. When he was 73, he shot a 72; at 75, he shot a 74. All at the Powder Horn.
Witnesses to Baas’ scoring included Bob Cross, Les Durland, Craig Salsbury, Tom Neighbors, Doug Estes and Bruce Holwell.
Baas grew up in Sheridan — he was a frequent customer of Hamburger Louie’s — later moving to Chattanooga, Tennessee. He’s CEO of Candela Corp. and has homes here and in southern California.
• Rotellini, 75, posted two different 75s last week as well, playing the Stag and Mountain courses and then the Stag and Eagle courses. The second 75 included just 23 putts. “I told Phyllis,” Frank laughed, “that before I go I’d like to shoot my age and have a hole-in-one.” It was the first time Rotellini had shot his age. He’s never had an ace, but Phyllis Rotellini has scored four holes-in-one. Playing partners with Rotellini those two days included Gary Walsh, Tom Neighbors, Phyllis Rotellini and Christine Pitts.
I see by the paper….
The Waco Tribune-Herald reports how a local woman there, frustrated that her order of chicken nuggets was taking too long to prepare at a McDonald’s drive-thru, called 911 for help. She wouldn’t move her car, backing up traffic in the take-out lane, demanding that she should get her nuggets for free.
Two police officers responded to the call and sent her on her way, “nuggetless.”