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( paaa 10 Aueust 13:1998 Quad City. Herald Judy Joh0000ston to direct Chelan theatre production This weekend the Cbelan Valley Players will present No Sex Please, We&apos; re British, which takes place in a luxurious London apartment. The last play presenleA by CVP was set in a forest clearing in the Washington Cascades. The fall 1997 production took place in ancient Rome. These various locations did not come packaged with the play scripts; tey must be constructed. Professional theater companies and producers can hire professional people whose job is designing and building play or movie sets. In fact, an entire industry has grown up to provide producers with ancient Rome, or London, or turn of the century New York on demand. Amateur companies usually do not have the same option. The various jobs that are part of presenting a play--designing sets, making costume s, gathering props, selling tickets're the responsibility of a ew volunteers. Judy Johnston, Brewster, is the director of No Sex Please, We're British; also designed the set. This is not unusual for Johnston. With one oKeption "I've designed basically all my shows," from ltello, Doll)' to A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. That is because set design is an integral part of direction. The director either works closely with a set designer or designs their own. Plays start as words on a page, turned into movement and act ion by the actors. They have to stand, sit, dance---or, in the case of of No Sex Please, We're British, take pratfalls--to the greatest effect. All that action is mapped out by the director, and that process cannot start until the director knows how much room is available on stage. "The physical activity of the actors and the space they act in go hand in hand," Johnston said. Playwrights are usually very vague about the selling of their plays. "Essential thingsmlik if somebody has to come in and out a door-- ose things will be spelled out in the script," Johnston said. The rest is up to the set designer. Jolmston said one of the first thing she does is determine the location of walls or doors, trees or staircases, any element that defines the space available. She works it out on a piece of paper, she said, then builds a scale model, "cardboard and tape." Seeing it in three dimensions makes it easier to make adjustments, said. No Sex Please, We're British is, in a way, a cautionary tale about the perils of home-based businesses. The newlywed wife of the manager of a very stuffy London bank decides to sell what she thinks is cookware frOm Sweden. Actually, she has become a purveyor of pornographic pictures. This English farce is built around the efforts of the manager aad his staff to get rid of the evidence. "This is a very physical comedy," people falling over chairs and down staircases and running in and out of doors. This production is set in the 1970s, when the play was written. The stufffy manager's stuffy apartment is stuffily Victorian in decor, but has been updated with happening furniture. (The Players found "the most horrendously ugly" flowered orange couch, Johnston said, and a banbag chair.) Johnston said that she likes to use a lot of props in a comedy, things that can be brought into the action. "I try to make the set work for me." Johnston said she supervises the basic construction "I don't hammer naib"-.and does most of the finish painting herself. "It's hard to find people are brave enough to do the f'mish work." A set has to look good from the audience and be sturdy enough to stand up tO about a month of hard use. It doesn't have to look good from stage, or be durable. "I use tons of masking tape. The Forum set was almost completely held together with masking tape," Johnston said. One of the trees in the forest clearing built for a recent play was too short; it was propped on a stool, which was hidden by another piece of scenery. The cast of No Sex Please, We're British includes Dianne Stanley, Brewster, lying an employee in the world's oldest profession. Stanley is a veteran CVP member and performer, but"you won't believe Dianne. She's never done a role like this bcf0re," Johnston said. Johnston said she suggested the play to the CVP board of directors, who chose it from the title. In her opinion it's very funny; during a rehearsal "1 From the Pages of the Past YESTERYEARS August 10, 1978 Gary Siegel, formerly of Milton- Freewater. has joined the staff at ColumbiaDrugastheir new pharmacist. Floyd Jackson has been named to fill the post of Pateros School Superintendent. 'Baby World' officially opened June 19, Sue Wood, owner, unpacks all the new merchandise, to be placed in the remodeled section of Elliott's Flower Shop. Mid Valley Bank, Brewster newest business, held an Open House Thursday and Friday of last week. The Quad City float l)k to the road again, this time to the Peach Festival in Penticton. The float crew consisted of Joe and Pat Munk, with his children Roger, Valerie, and Brian; Dave and Glenda Butisbauch and Jeffand Mike and Walt Griffin. Dave Butishbauch drove the float. Presenting Bridgeport on the float was Shelly Steelman,Juliann Smith of Mansfield. Kari Wolfe of Pateros and substituting for Brewster's Lori Brown was Peggy Perry. The girls were driven up by Dave Socci ,and Mrs. Coralee Smith. wanted to stop and fix something, but I was laughing too hard." ' ' " " r NoSexPiease, We reBrmsh will be presented fo two weekends,August 14 verifying the ownership ofanimals through 16 and August 21 through 23. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m.; the Sunday matinees begin at 2 p.m. Democratic picnic Sunday in Conconully The Okanogan County Democratic Central Committee will hold its annual picnic on Sunday, August 16, 1:00 p.m, at the Conconully State Park. lmocrats running for county office will be featured speakers. A fund raisin g auction will be held, and members are reminded to bring items for the auction. Donald M. Merutka, M.D. General Practice Full member of the American Academy of Medical A cupuncture (509) 997-4597 115 Hwy. 20 S., Twisp email drdon@ methow.com I I I Pump Installation & Service Grundfos Stainless Steel Pumps Longest service in NCW area August 15, 1968 Patems American Legion Post 153 has revived its self after the long confused state of affairs and the loss of its hall through the building of Wells Dam. New officers installed were: Pateros officers installed were: Commender, John Countryman; first vice, Abe Brumbaugh: second vice, Art Hall; adjutant, Woody Woods: finance officer, J immi Stone; chaplain, Clarence Ward; historian, Chuck Manicke; service officer, Abe Brumbaugh; sergeant-at-arms, Roy Gebbers; color bearer, Chuck Manicke; color hearer, Gifford Thompson. These officers have pledged to get the PaterosAmerican Legion Post No. 153 back on its feet for the benefit of the whole community. August 14, 1958 The Mansfield 4-H Club held a picnic at the Waterville park Monday. They had noon lunch followed by their meeting. They discussed fair exhibits and set the date of August 25 to complete their record books. Mrs. Bernice Nordby and Mrs. Lois Gallaher will be the new club leaders after Mrs. Hazel Snell completes the 4-H year, September 30th. Among those attending were Mrs. Hazel Snell and Betty, Mrs. Ursula Cavadini and Deloris, Mrs. Bernice Nordby and Diane, Mrs. Lois Gallaher, Melanie and Jerry, Loretta Wall, Joan Angus Maryls McGrath, Tommi Williams, Gary Snell, Gloria and Kay Marchand. After the meeting the group went swimming at the pool. Luke Morgan, new game protector moved to Brewster August 5, with him came his wife Elaine and three year old son Lanny. The Bluebirds from Brewster who were part of the 104 eight and nine- year-old at the Farmyard Fun Week at the Campfire Girls' camp on Lake Wenatchee, were: Maureen Gibbs, Carol McDonald. Darla Bennett, Julie Troutman,Gwenneth Elwell, Marianne Henderson, Judy Abbot and Susan Wick. Rubin Rawley, Billy Barrows and Bob Riggan left Saturday for Seattle where they attended Seafair. August 10, 1918 FJ. Clifford is having a new shingle roof placed on his dwelling. He has found that the paper roofing is not a success when it rains. Mrs. M.J. Tait moved her Home Restaurant into the McGlothlin building last Monday. Harry Aungst is building a house to inclose his cider plant and carpenter shop. Harry wants to get his shop away from the fire zone, consequently he is building up near the depot. As the fruit season is going to open up early this year, and as we are anxious to get lined up, would like all who wish to work in the fruit, to register their names with the Brewster District Unit. 20 percent fee reduction shifts responsibility for Livestock Identifica ion Responsibility for verifying the ownership of livestock at some points of sale will be shifted from the State Department of Agriculture to the buyer and seller under a proposed new rule due to take effect October 1. Public comments on the proposal will be heard at 10 a.m. August 25 in Building 1400of Big Bend Community College, 7662 Chanute St., Moses Lake; and August 26 at 1 p.m. in Room 259 of the Natural Resources Building, 1111 Washington St.,Olympia. Written testimony will be accepted at Department of Agriculture until 5 p.m., August 26.. Livestock inspection fees dropped 20 percent on July 1, from 75 cents to 60 cents a head for cattle and $3 to $2.40 a head for horses, The fee reduction was required under a provision in the state's Livestock Identification law as originally passed by: lhe 1994 Legislature. The reduction doe not leave sufficient resources to support the staff needed for the Department ofAgric ulture to continue "We are doing all that we can to continue providingservices to the industry given these budget reductions," said Julie Sandberg, assistant director for theConsumer and Producer Protection Division at Department of Agriculture. "Most western states provide livestock inspection services and brand registration. We will continue to provide official recording of livestock brands and inspection services at public livestock markets and before cattle and horses are moved out of slate." Private cattle sales, entry of cattle "We are doing all that we can to continue providing services to the industry given these budget reductions," - Julie Sandberg, Department of Agriculture dig Water! M,V,M, Quality Drilling "We Dig Water" [ a].2 OX 197, Chelan, WA. 98816 [ ,  _ 1010 or 509-682-1122 I into certified feed lots and sales to slaughter plants will require the sellerandbuyer to verify the owner and identification of the animal using a self- inspection format. The format includes an automatic $1 per head deduction for the Washington Beef Commission. Livestock identification preventsthefi and provides a means of tracing ownership. The law requires sellers to prove they own livestock before it can be sold or moved out of state whether the animal is branded or not. The proposal combines five separate at the time of every sale. ]1 ],[- i SPORT.S PHYSZCALS I s22 SpecialPrice! o/xk. Thursday, August " .( __6th, 13th & 20th t[k.--7y 4 $9_0o eash ,   I 'WdlnotbiUforthese _  lii'ii ii, ! !iiiiiiiiiil] August 27 Only - Physicals $20.00 cash Dr. Van Tassel & Mark Miller, PT will be available for consultations on the 27th from I to 5 p.m. if you have special needs in this area. A d |i Community Me ical Center ,--,=.,.--r.,,.,,., 520 W. Indian Ave., Brewster 689-2525 o 1-800-639-,11,00 DUANE L. RANA O.D. 123 Hospital Way, Brewster t$/ t. (509) 689 2342 Of # Dr. Rana's Summer00. time peclan0000 20% off on V In stock August 3 to August 31, 1998 Oakley's also available but not on sale No olhcr discounts livestock inspection related rules into one comprehensive rule. It includes a new provision implemting legislation passed in the '98 session that allows Department of Agriculture to certify veterinarians.as brand inspectors. Th is will provide a more convenient alternative for some livestock owners to have their animals inspected prior to out-of-state movement. The Livestock Identification Program is totally supported by inspection, licensing and brand registration fees paid by the livestock industry. Direct written testimony to Dannie McQueen, administrative regulations manager, Washington State Department of Agriculture, PO Box 42560, Olympia, WA 98504-2460; E-mail dmcqueen@agr.wa.gov or Fax (360) 902-2086. | When you need help with home repfirs,,, ...check the classifieds! Quad City Herald FAX 689-2508. 689-2507 PH Meth_ow Valle-f-000000g.Ei 6th Annual Pateros Hydro Classic Budweiser Sh00)otout Saturday '00ates open at & Sunday, 9 a.m. August I acing begins 22 & 23 at 10 a.m. Also Classic Car Show, Saturday night Street Dance. Food Booths, & a Beer Garden .......... ' ,:,,,. .e<...... .......... 6 hours of racing. Admission $4.00 each day. Children 10 & undel' "ee. For more information call Scott at 923.2622 or 923-2272