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Friend to direct Possums dinner theatre Possum Point Players' 1999 Dinner Theatre, "You Can't Take It With You," will be directed by Georgetown resident Esther Friend. Friend is a veteran of many Pos- sum productions, including serv- ing as codirector of its 1998 din- ner theatre, "Sylvia." "You Can't Take It With You," is very special to Friend, who first saw it as a teenager in the 1930s. In fact, this was the first professional play she ever saw on stage. "My experience and exposure to theatre was very limited at that time, because of finances. I was working as a nursemaid and my employer gave me the ticket. I went to Boston, and I remember everything about that day - in- cluding every movement on stage. That's when I became hooked?" she said. Friend moved to the area from Massachusetts 10 years ago, which is when her involvement in Possum Point Players began. She played a house- keeper in "My Fair Lady," and from there she began to take responsi- bility for props. "You Can't Take It With You" marks FRIEND the first time she will be directing a show en- tirely on her own. It was the personalities in the play that attracted Friend to the idea of directing this Moss Hart and George Kaufman classic, plus her memories of seeing it as a young girl. "It's the characters in this play that make it work for me," Friend said. "They are so eccentric, but at the same time very loving toward each other and the world." Judy Dean, president of Possum Point Players, calls Friend "one of a kind. She's organized and firm, just as a director should be. She knows what she wants and she gets the cast to do their best." "This is going to be a great show," declared Friend, "and the reason is that we have a terrific cast. All of us are excited about doing 'You Can't Take It With You' and we hope the people in Sussex County come and watch." "You Can't Take It With You" will be shown as a dinner theatre at Del Tech's theatre in George- town Fridays and Saturdays, Jan. 22-23, 29-30. Doors open at 6 p.m., with din- ner served at 6:30 p.m. The show will immediately fol- low dinner. Tickets are $25 each, and may be reserved by calling Possum Point Players' ticket line at 856- 4650. Public invited "There was a young lady from Wheeling, Who had a remarkable feel- ing..." What's a good ending for this limerick? Any ideas? In Possum Point Players' dinner theatre, "You Can't Take It With You," one of the characters, Gay Wellington, played by Lewes resi- dent Jean Savoy, is in a totally drunken stupor. She begins to recite the first two lines of this limerick, and then leaves before she completes the last two lines. to finish limerick for PPP play Moss Hart and George Kauf- man, the authors of "You Can't Take It With You," did not pro- vide an ending to the limerick, or if they did, it was lost over the years. Either way, the cast and crew of Possum Point Players newest production is in a quandary over the last two lines. "We would like to ask the gen- eral public to try and finish the limerick," said Esther Friend, di- rector of the play. "It seems so unfinished not to have the last two lines available. The cast and crew have tried to complete it, but none of their of- ferings really, really works for US." Dave Palmer, assistant director of the production, said, "We en- courage our public to take a hand in completing the limerick. One entry per person, please. All print- able entries will be made available at the dinner or at the office." The winner will be announced before the show each night and will win two tickets to the Possum Juniors' show this summer. The deadline for entries is Jan. 18. Tangent to 'Put on Ritz' on New Year's Eve Tangent Productions will once again load up for the sixth annual "Puttin' On The Ritz" to New York City's traditional New Year's Eve celebration. The "Highway Tangent" will begin with a crab imperial and prime rib dinner at the Crab Barn in Long Neck, followed by a luxu- ry bus ride to Times Square. Re- freshments will be available on the coach and the ride will feature a complimentary champagne toast and hors d'oeuvres as well as par- ty hats and favors. Tickets are $65 and include din- ner, roundtrip fare to New York with refreshments and party fa- vors. There is a four-ticket maximum and riders must be 21 with a valid picture identification. Tickets are nonrefundable and nontransfer- able. For more information, call Josh at 945-8900 or 410-548-3693. J into 1=999 = Featuring HERB T and the 7-10 SPLITS SPECIAL DINNER MENU CHAMPAGNE AT MIDNIGHT Call 227-3100 for Reservations at the  where Robinson Drive meets Route One 70ew Year's Eve Serving Dinner )(rome P.M. Ca]] Now for reservations/ 3 Banquet rooms available for Christmas Parties. Call NOW, dates are booking fast. OPEN DAILY from 4 P.M. 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