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Hope & Fury

Dear Friends,

As we celebrate and honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. today, we wanted to share with you a wonderful program that we watched last night on CNBC called Hope & Fury: MLK, The Movement and The Media.

It was such a wonderful and informative show and brought us back to the time when this remarkable man worked tirelessly to change the course of our country. His life serves as a direct contrast to the direction that our current President seems to be leading us and we are hopeful that our country will continue to look to Dr. King’s life and advice to navigate the current crisis we find ourselves in today.

To watch clips of the show, please click on the picture below:

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Dr. King, we salute you!
Best,
Philip & Marilyn Langner

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Giving Thanks.

Dear Friends,

We wanted to take a moment to wish you and your family a wonderful and happy Thanksgiving.

The tradition was started in the year 1621 when the surviving Pilgrims on the Mayflower celebrated a fruitful harvest and 90 members of a neighboring Wampanoag tribe joined in the celebration and feast. It was first declared a holiday by the Continental Congress in 1777.

While the holiday has changed significantly over the last 400 years, we hope that however you may celebrate, the spirit of thankfulness and love for our neighbors will rule the day.

Imagine how different our country might have been if the Wampanoag had refused to help the Pilgrims that first winter?

It seems today, more than ever, we all could use a little reminding of our history in this country and that apart from a very small minority of Americans, everyone’s ancestors hailed from some place far away. But let us not speak of politics, let us focus on the positive, on the love, and on the spirit of what Thanksgiving means.

 

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You can read more about the details of the first Thanksgiving, including all the names of the Pilgrims in attendance of that first fateful meal by clicking here.

Happy Thanksgiving!
Philip & Marilyn Langner

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March On NYC.

Dear Friends,

On Monday, we celebrated the life of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. and we find that so many of his profound words still have so much meaning in today’s world.
One of his most famous quotes reads: Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.

And it is in that spirit that we are writing to you. The Women’s March Alliance is organizing a march this Saturday and we wanted to urgently invite you to join. We received the following email yesterday from ATPAM:

Dear Member of ATPAM –

I invite you to join IATSE President Matthew D. Loeb, myself and sisters and brothers from other IATSE NY area locals as we take to the streets for the New York City Women’s March this coming Saturday, January 20. The march begins at 11am and will go down Central Park West, across Central Park South and down 6th Avenue, ending at 43rd Street at around 4pm.

Meeting place for the IATSE cohort will be on Central Park West between 65th and 66th Streets, near the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. Look for the IATSE signs!

Bring a sign (no wood or metal), do your vocal warmups (so they can hear us down in Washington!) and keep an eye on the weather reports to dress accordingly. Comfortable shoes are a must.

If you can’t attend the march in New York, check with your local labor council – either city or state – to find out where people are marching in your area.

Let’s keep the pressure on and continue to make noise about issues that affect working men and women across this country.

I hope to see you on Saturday!

In solidarity,

Nick

We suggest that you support this powerful movement—even if you cannot make it to the march, there are many ways to support it. For you, for your daughters, for your mothers, for your sisters, for your great-great-granddaughters.

To join the march (which starts right outside our door step!), donate to the cause or learn more click here: https://womensmarchalliance.org/2018-womens-march-on-nyc/

Best regards,
Philip & Marilyn

 

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Happy New Year!

Dear Friends,

Happy New Year!

We hope this finds you well and staying warm (especially those on the East Coast who are dealing with our Cyclone Bomb of ice and snow)!

Today we are recommending January as a great time to go to the theatre. Everything is winding down from the holidays—and there are many empty seats for the wonderful shows and musicals now playing.

Best wishes for a happy and prosperous new year filled with lots of great theatre!
Philip and Marilyn

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Ed Asner & Ron Nash in the FDR Presidential Car

Dear Friends,

As we head into the holiday weekend, we wanted to share this great photo with you!

Happy July 4th!

Best regards,
Philip & Marilyn

The Theatre Guild Newsletter

Ed & Ron

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Dear Friends,

We just wanted to take a quick moment to wish all of our dear Theatre Guild members who are mothers a very Happy Mother’s Day!

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Happy Mother’s Day!

We thank you for being with us!

We also wanted to share with you a darling picture of our beloved Dorothy Parker, who really embodies the spirit of what we like to call “Home Office”!

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Best regards,

Philip & Marilyn Langner

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Happy Easter!

Dear Friends,

We just wanted to take a moment to wish you and your family a very Happy Easter!

Best regards,

Philip and Marilyn Langner

and Dorothy Parker, our darling kitty cat watching over us as we work!

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Happy Holidays!

Dear Friends,

We wanted to take a moment to wish you and yours a very Happy Holidays!

We found this amazing video on YouTube and feel that if a cat and a rat can make it work, we may yet find peace on earth!

Best wishes and Merry Christmas!

Philip & Marilyn Langner

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Give The Gift That Keeps Giving

Dear Friends,

Looking for that perfect gift for the theatre lover in your life?  We have a fantastic idea for this holiday season gift giving: give them a Membership in the Shakespeare Society!

You know, we have spent a lot of time in our lives thinking about Shakespeare. We find it an interesting thought that there have been many famous playwrights throughout the years—like Tennessee Williams—who’s first play we produced—and George Bernard Shaw, Eugene O’Neill, Gilbert and Sullivan and more—but none, despite how good they were and are, are in the same league with Shakespeare.  And it’s now 400 years later!

Plus, we feel this is a noteworthy society of which to be a member:

The Shakespeare Society was founded Adriana Mnuchin and Nancy Becker founded The Shakespeare Society in 1997 for people who share a passion for Shakespeare and an enduring desire to understand and appreciate the greatest playwright of the English language.

MISSION STATEMENT

The Shakespeare Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the enjoyment, understanding, and appreciation of William Shakespeare’s works through performance, commentary, and educational activities.

A fundamental belief of the founders of The Shakespeare Society is that enjoying and understanding Shakespeare begins in the classroom; therefore, a portion of the Society’s membership dollars is used to support educational activities in New York City schools.

It’s a fantastic organization and they have numerous levels to fit into any holiday budget—it’s priceless!  Of course, a portion of the membership fee is tax deductible, so it’s a win-win for everyone!

Click here for more information about the various levels and what each provide

Happy Holidays!

Philip & Marilyn

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Holiday Workout

Dear Friends,

As we wrap up Thanksgiving weekend and head into the Christmas season, we received this proposed workout for the holiday season and thought it was too good not to share!

Enjoy!

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