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Dark Shadows Fans!
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Welcome to Dark Shadows fans from "the
most evil lady who ever lived" -- or at least that's how
I was referred to when I was playing Eve on DS. I've gotten
to know many of you through the DS Festivals, but I know
there are some who can't get to these wonderful weekends, or
worse yet, don't know anything about them. I hope to fill that
gap and to keep our regular Festival-goers up to date with this
Web site.You'll see updates on Festival and personal
appearances including photos with my co-stars and fans, my theatrical
scrapbook with stories and photos of many theatre productions,
and my photography gallery (I'm also a professional photographer.)
My career memoir, On Stage & In Shadows was published
in 2005, and is available on Barnes&Noble.com
can also be purchased at your favorite bookstore or at our Festivals.
And, there's a fabulous special offer, that you'll find
as you read on.
It's always been such fun to see our faithful fans
at the Festivals, and now it's great to be in touch with all
of you through my Website.
Hope you enjoy it.
Rehearsals start October
The Last Romance
Seven Angels Theatre
1 Plank Road
Historic Hamilton Park Pavilion
Waterbury, CT 06705
From October 18th
to November 11, 2012
Opening Night - October
Tickets - $29 to $39
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After the performance with our director,
Performance at Actors' Temple
(see flyer below)
And here we are, on
This photo is when
we last appeared together.
It was in Neil Simon's
I Ought To Be In Pictures
Darling Jonathan Frid
some time in the '80s
April 19, 2012
It is with a sad heart that I write of Jonathan
Frid today, a few days after his peaceful death. Jonathan
means so much to so many people and he holds a very dear spot
in my heart too.
We worked together on Dark Shadows. and that
was the most wonderful professional experience. But we really
got to know each other very well, a number of years later, when
we would meet with Louis Edmonds and have great evenings of eating
and drinking and talking. It was at the same time that he began
his one-man shows, and I was one of his biggest fans.
We really got to know and love each when, in the 1980's,
David Moore asked Jonathan to direct "The Lion In Winter"
at Georgia College, and Jonathan asked me to play Eleanor of
Aquitaine. That was quite an experience and cemented our friendship
Jonathan Frid was a "one-in-a-million
kind of guy, and I am so lucky to have known him.
Jonathan with some of the DS stars
Donna MacKechnie and Marie Wallace
Here I am with Donna MacKechnie (photo appeared
on Theatermania.com on June7, 2011.) It'swas taken in the lobby
of the Union Square Theatre in New York City. We attended the
opening night performance and party of "Desperate Writers".
We talked about the upcoming Dark Shadows Fest and it I think
she'll be there along with me and the rest of the gang.
March 9 - 20, 2011
at the TADA! Theatre
New York City
This is the happy family
Andrea Alton, Eric Chase, Chuck Saculla, Karen Stanion and yours
by Mark Finley
Directed by Melissa Attebury
and I play Beverly Carstairs
GrandDame of Sacramento's Social Circle
in a "wildly funny, flashback camp comedy".
We missed our opening date of March 9th because one
of our actors fell ill. However, he recovered quickly, and we
had a truly fabulous opening on Friday, March 11th. We have many
Dark Shadows fans signed up to see the play next week, and there's
a group driving up from Maryland with Guy Haines, and regulars
like Lorraine and Schurah will of course be there. One DS fan
did show up on our first "opening night" - George Sauer.
We took lots of photos and talked and he'll be back for a future
performance. Photos will follow. In the meantime, see FaceBook
New Magazine article!!!
Look for Scary Monsters Magazine
Six page story and photo layout byRod Labbe.
It's fabulous - I am really pleased with it
To see another of Labbe's magazine articles,
send for the special Dark Shadows issue of
Scary Monsters Magazine #77
also available directly from the
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and other Mid-West Fans
I appeared at the
CHICAGOLAND ENTERTAINMENT COLLECTORS EXPO
September 9-10-11-12, 2010
Some Dark Shadows fans visited me there too.
Look for photos of them and all the other stars here...soon!
here to see their
July, 2010 Dark Shadows
was the BEST!!!
I'll be posting lots of photos soon (the above
is from a former Fest but it's so cute, I dont mind leaving it
up for a while longer.)
Many wonderful old fans (not in age, but in years
coming to the festivals) were there, and at least 40% or more
were NEW fans, or first-time Festival goers. It was at
the Marriott Burbank Convention Center,
in, of course, beautiful downtown Burbank.
July 16, 17 & 18, 2010
Just Five Minutes From Warner Brothers Studios, Universal City,
& The Heart of Hollywood.
Here's this year's
photo of Jonathan Frid with
Kathryn Leigh Scott, Kathleen Cody,
Photo by Robert Hoffman.
And you'll be seeing lots of
his shots on my site, and many taken with my camera but shot
by our fans, and some that I even took (the ones that I'm
And what a line-up of cast members we
had for this most exciting event!
Jonathan Frid, David Selby, Lara Parker, John Karlen, Kathryn
Leigh Scott, Jerry Lacy, Roger David, Kathleen Cody, Christopher
Pennock, Lisa Richards, Jim Storm, and Moi!
We also had appearances by Bob Cobert, Stuart Manning, Big Finish
Productions, Sy Tomashoff, and probably a few more wonderful
people who somehow I was too busy to see.
Also Available on
My career memoir,
On Stage & In Shadows,
was published a few years ago.
and I keep getting wonderful
feedback about it.
Just in case YOU haven't read it yet, it will be available
at the DS Fest,
or you can order it at your favorite bookstore. Ask for
On Stage & In Shadows
**Foreword by Jonathan
Preface by Ruth Buzzi,
Great theatrical photos.
The book features intimate stories from my Dark
Shadows days, and of all my major productions. It includes
photos from my personal scrapbook that have never before been
There've been a number ofl fun booksignings, with
one of the nicest at a favorite NYC restaurants, "Coogan's".
This was my outfit as I played softball in Central Park when
I was on Broadway in
But when the show began, this is what I changed into. (And
I made the dress!)That's one of the intriguing stories in my
You'll find many, many more "new" photos in my book,
On Stage & In Shadows
September 20th EAT Benefit
"Broadway Sings for EAT's Supper"
I was on the benefit committee for Emerging Artists
Theatre, (the non-profit theatre group where I played in "The
Chiselers" and "Where's Sheila"), and had a very
successful evening on September 20th. We had a catered party/concert
that took place from 6-9 pm at the Prince George Ballroom at
the Prince George Hotel.
Tony Award winner Victoria
Clark (The Light in the Piazza) and Tony Award nominee Chad Kimball
(Memphis) entertained us, along with other Broadway performers
including Capathia Jenkins (Caroline, or Change), Ryan Duncan
(Altar Boyz) and Sebastian LaCause (Dancing in the Dark). The
songs chosen by the artists, had the lyrics changed by the EAT
playwrights into "food" songs. They were all marvelous,
and Capathia Jenkins rendition of "All Those Yams"
(All That Jazz) was spectacular.
Emerging Artists Theatre
devotes its programming to developing new works from new playwrights
and theatre artists. The company has premiered over 300 new works
in its 18-year history.
In addition to benefiting Emerging Artists Theatre,
proceeds will also go to the Actors Fund of America and Common
Spring Reading Series
Sunday, June 13 at 7pm
Tuesday, June 15 at 7pm
Staged Readings of
War Bonds by Terri Campion
Directed by Kathleen Swan
and Quick Cuts by Bill Cosgriff
also directed by Bill,
was very successful.
Dark Shadows Resurrected 2009
Dark Shadows Festivals get better and
better each year - that's what all the fans tell me, and I think
with Kathryn, husband Geoff
Jonathan Frid during Q&A
Lara Parker with me
Our last one was in 2009, on August 14, 15 & 16th at the
Renaissance Newark Airport
in beautiful, downtown Elizabeth, New Jersey
I was there along with Jonathan Frid, Lara Parker, Kathryn Leigh
Scott, John Karlen, and Jerry Lacy.
We had planned to have Donna Wandrey there, but I'm sorry to
say that she ended up with a terrible
summer cold and wasn't able to be there. She was disappointed,
and we actors and her fans were equally so.
But those of us who were there had a glorious time.
Jerry Lacy and Moi
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SPRING EATFEST 2010-Emerging Artists
At the end of March
and we had our last performance. A Sunday matinee.
It went beautifully, and I enjoyed the entire run a lot.
Joe Jamrog played my husband and Peter Levine, played Sheila's
We never did find Sheila!!!
Curtain call with Joe on my
left, followed by Peter.
And to the right, it's Peter, me and Joe, backstage.
Long-time Fan Charles
Ellis in the lobby after a performance.
and this is writer Janet
pistachios were an important element in the play.
Here's loyal fan Cheryl
Donato and daughter Christina on opening night
by Janet Burnham
Directed by Mark Finley
It was at the
15 West 28th Street
New York, New York 10001
Stay tuned for future theatrical
is always welcome. Let me hear from you at DSMarie@Verizon.net
and this is what I did on
Friday, March 26th!
presents a stage reading of two new one-act plays about the poignant
and sometimes comical issues women face as they age:
Winter Flowers by Lily
Featuring: Marie Wallace & Delphi Harrington
The Game by Natalie Bates
Featuring: Barbara Bleier, Marie Wallace and Delphi Harrington
Directed by Caroline Reddick Lawson
FRIDAY, MARCH 26th at 7 p.m.
Guild Hall of Grace Church
254 Hicks Street, Brooklyn Heights
Caroline Reddick Lawson, Artistic Director/Founder
Emily J. Richard, General Manager/Founder
Yasmine Beverly Rana, Resident Playwright/Founder
Jackie Honeybourne, Artistic Associate Stephanie Richards, Artistic
Tuesday, February 2 at 7:30pm
I did a staged reading at the
ARTC WINTERWORKS .
It was an informal evening of theater in development from
American Renaissance Theater Company.
It's the midpoint in the workshop season and time
to bring new works in development to an audience. Get a first
look at new plays, actors finding new roles, and everyone
enjoying the art of theater.
I appeared in an excerpt from
War Wounds by Terri Campion,
directed by Kathleen Swan
Also on the program that night was
He Who Laughs by Ian Cohen
Feeling With Food by Stuart D'Ver
Handicapped People In Their Formal Attire by Kathryn Grant
Tuesday, February 2 at 7:30pm
Roy Arias Studios
300 W. 43rd Street (8th Ave) - 5th Floor
Big Finish Productions
audio drama CD at the Festival.
Curse of the Pharaoh
starring Nancy Barrett and yours truly,
It's a marvelous story, written by Stephen Mark Rainey and beautifully
Here's a photo from the recording session at Baker
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I'm a professional photographer these
days, and have posted a few of my photographs on the site.
To view them, click
Photography by Marie
And to see my photos of The Gates, click
I was in the production of Mark
Finley's "The Chiselers"
for the Emerging Artists Theatre's SPRING EATFEST 2009
I played the marvelous character of Beverly Carstairs and had
a wonderful director, Melissa Attebery, who guided us through
the production with great expertise. We did our last performance
on Saturday, March 7th, and I was sorry to see it end. But we
had a lovely packed house, with many DS fans, and we all had
a great time.
To see some reviews, click on
The Chiselers Cast
July 12, 2008
It was their 10th anniversary! And to celebrate, they moved to
a new larger location in the Wayne NJ area at the Crowne Plaza
Fairfield NJ RT 46 east next to Willbrook mall. I
joined Larry Storch (F Troop, Adam West (BatMan) Julie Newmar
(CatWoman)and Eric Estrada (Chips) on Saturday.
Larry Storch and Stiller
& Meara and Me
I recently had the pleasure of being filmed
for an upcoming documentary about Larry Storch. It was a fun
day and I have a few photos to show that enjoyment. Anne Meara
and Jerry Stiller also were interviewed that day and they were
delightful. Larry, as always, kept me laughing all day.
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My friend, Larry Storch, (Corporal
Agarn, of F Troop), just sent me this copy of a photo
of us when we were rehearsing for a production of I Oughta
Be in Pictures. It was in 1981 at The Hampton Playhouse in
Hampton, New Hampshire. We had such a marvelous time doing that
show. There are lots of stories about it in my book, On Stage
& In Shadows.
Photos from a Dark Shadows
Festival with some of my favorite people.
Another of my favorite fellow-actors,
To see previous Featured Photos, click Marie's
Here I am with Kathryn Leigh Scott at
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Craig Hamrick & Michael Karol
Craig Hamrick and Michael Karol are the editors of my book,
On Stage & In Shadows, and gave me invaluable guidance
and encouragement throughout. (Craig, Im so sorry to say, passed
away) He was a very talented photographer, also designed the
cover and I love it. Both Michael and Craig have written many
fabulous books, which I highly recommend. Read in detail about
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