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SENECA COMMUNITY PLAYERS WINS STATE THEATRE AWARDS

SENECA FALLS — Seneca Community Players (SCP) has been honored with three Merit Awards by the Theatre Association of New York State (TANYS) for its recent production of “Wit.”

Susan Stewart Sinicropi won Outstanding Acting for her portrayal of Vivian Bearing. Outstanding Merit Awards are issued to theatrical productions of a superlative quality rarely witnessed or experienced by the adjudicator.

Jim Porto and Kathy Hadley won Excellence in Acting for their respective portrayals of Jason Posner and E.M. Ashford. Merit Awards for Excellence are issued to the theatrical production considered by the adjudicator to be of exceptional merit surpassing the norm.

TANYS adjudicators give Merit Awards to recognize outstanding work by community and educational theatre companies, actors and technicians across New York State. Formal presentations of these awards will be held on November 19th, during the TANYS Festival Awards Banquet at Highland Country Club in Auburn. The 2005 TANYS Festival will be November 18, 19, and 20 at Cayuga Community College.

Directed by Walter Wolf, SCP presented “Wit” October 27 – 30 in the Delavan Theatre at the New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls.

For more information about the Theatre Festival and T ANYS, visit the organization's Web site at www.tanys.org. For more information about Seneca Community Players go to www.SenecaCommunityPlayers.org.

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Seneca Community Players’ mission is to foster, arouse and help broaden the interest, availability and appreciation of the Theatre Arts in Seneca and the surrounding counties. SCP was formed in 1972 and provides area residents with opportunities to experience theatre as cast or production staff.

Over its 33-year history, SCP has established itself as the only year-round Seneca County group that continually offers and produces quality theatrical productions highlighted by an annual summer musical. These productions provide the opportunity for community members to engage in the creative process on-stage, back stage and the design process.