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February 25, 2000

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CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, February 25 - March 2, 2000 - 65 Possums' On The Edge hosts east coast debut Marc l A workshop reading of a new play, "The Protector," will be pre- sented by On The Edge, an exper- imental arm of the Possum Point Players community theater in Georgetown at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 5. The Protector is a compelling story that asks how you protect someone who doesn't think they're worth saving? The cast features local actors Anne Col- well, Andres Salcedo and James Keegan. The play contains very strong language and is recom- mended for upper high school and older audiences. "The Protector" was written by Alanna Hamill Newton. She and her writing partner, Robert Pucci, have coauthored 14 screenplays, all of which sold to major studios. Their work has been attached to such stars as Renee Russo, Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler, Diane Keaton, Joe Pesci, Patricia Ar- quette, Geena Davis and Don Johnson. "The Protector" found its way to southern Delaware through Lewes resident Donna de Kuyper, who is also the director of this reading. The director and Hamill Newton were roommates when they were both actresses in Los Angeles. "I began my writing ca- reer with Donna, my muse and best friend," Hamill Newton said. "I'm thrilled that Possum Point Players are producing a reading of my first play, fittingly directed by Donna." "Alanna and I both grew up out- side Detroit," deKuyper said. "We moved from New York to L.A. about the same time. Alanna is a beautiful, tall redhead. I'd like to be one. We had a lot of friends in common, but we had never met. When our paths did cross, we be- came fast friends and even ended up in each other's weddings. As stage actresses making the often frustrating transition into TV and film, we faced many serious ca- reer, hair color and waitressing challenges together?" "I hope Alanna and her hus- band, actor Gary Newton, who Buy One Entree, Receive Second Entree FREE* Submitted photo Scott and Donna de Kuyper of Lewes, right, pose with play- wright Alanna Hamill Newton. The de Kuypers and the rest of the wedding party accompanied Hamill Newton and her new husband Gary Newton to London after a their wedding ceremony at Dalhousie Castle in Scotland. ! EARLY BIRD SPECIALS 5-6:30 p.m. SUNDAY- ALL NIGHT AT THE BAR 1/2 price sandwiches & burgers $2 domestic & drafts $3 Capt. Morgan cocktails & shooters Our Dance floor is open nightly Never a cover charge Drink Specials Thursdays & Sundays ;S ENTERTA/NMENT Saturday, Feb. 26th "HERB T & THE 7-10 SPLIT" Saturday, March 4th "BLUE IN THE FACE" Saturday, March 11th "HERB T & THE 7-10 SPLIT" Saturday, March 17th SAINT PATRICK'S PARTY SAINT PATRICK'S PARTY DJ Vic Spins Sunday & Fridays Stop in for the Best Dry Aged Beef Available The best place to greet old friends & meet new ones both starred in the L.A. run of "The Protector," are tempted to visit us here to see a fully staged production in the very near future. Gary's documentary is being shown at the Tennessee Film Fes- tival at the same weekend as our reading. Otherwise, they'd be here," de Kuyper added. The reading is free, but reserva- tions are suggested by calling 856-4560. Cape senior center to hold breakfast fundraiser The Cape Henlopen Senior Center will host an all-you-can-eat pan- cake and sausage breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m., March 23, at its 11 Chris- tian Street location in Rehoboth Beach. The cost is $4 for adults and $2 for children under 12. For more information, call 227-2055. Lighthouse Restaurant AT FISHERMAN'S WHARF IN LEWES. 645-6271 Open Friday through Monday 7 am - 9 pm Saturdays 7 am- 9:30 pro.