HEIGHTS PLAYERS TURN 50 • Brooklyn Paper


The Heights Players
commemorated their 50th anniversary with dinner and dancing at
Williamsburg’s Giando on the Water on Saturday.

Among those celebrating the community theater’s landmark year
were (at left) actor John Bourne, the group’s oldest member,
pictured with Fabio Taliercio, who will direct The Heights Players’
production of "Witness for the Prosecution" this month.
From March 3 ­ 19, Bourne will reprise the role of Francis
Nurse, from "The Crucible," which he played nearly
50 years ago.

"We were looking for ’The Crucible’ because that was the
second play that the Heights Players ever did – in May of ’57
– and that put us on the map," recalled Bourne. "Within
three months, the Heights Players was incorporated as a nonprofit
educational group. We started our workshop programs and decided
we were going to be a residential company in Brooklyn."

"Witness for the Prosecution" will be staged at the
Heights Players Theater (26 Willow Place at State Street in Brooklyn
Heights) Fridays through Sundays, from Feb. 4-19. Tickets are
$13 for adults, $10 for students, seniors and children. For ticket
information and reservations, call (718) 237-2752.

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