JOHN KELLY & TOM NASH ON “THIS DAY” – To invite Villagers to the Video Club’s 30th Anniversary Open House on January 17, John Kelly, director of Video One Production’s first dramatic video, “Write It Down,” which premiered at the Open House, and Club Vice President Dr. Tom Nash appeared on the Village Television news show, “This Day” on January 14. Another highlight of the Open House was Video Studio’s just-completed new Control Room/Classroom. View their interview on YouTube.
LOVE LETTERS VIDEO TO AIR AGAIN THIS FEBRUARY
Love Letters, the 1989 Pulitzer Prize-nominated Broadway play, shot and edited for Village Television by Video One Productions in January, 2017, using the club’s then-new video switcher, will be re-broadcast in February as a “Valentine to the Village.” First broadcast in February, 2017, the Laguna Woods Village production of Love Letters was originally produced, directed, and presented on-stage by the Theatre Guild in late 2016. The two-character play features professional actors Kate Jacobs and Ed Hayes, both residents.
Directed and edited by Lucy Parker, the television version will air every Wednesday during February at 2:30 pm. Village Television has also uploaded Love Letters to their YouTube channel.
Click here to view Love Letters online.
Above, Bob D’Evelyn and Sheryl Martin sat down to run their cameras during the hour-long performance of Love Letters by Kate Jacobs and Ed Hayes in January, 2017.
The beloved A.R. Gurney script was adapted to an hour’s length by Kate Jacobs, who returned to her first love, acting, after a career as a PhD. psychologist and has appeared in many local stage productions as well as professional, while pursuing professional film, TV, and Internet opportunities. Ed Hayes retired from a Hollywood TV and film career which also included voice-over work and stand-up comedy. He continues to appear in professional and community stage productions.
Love Letters reveals the lives of two on-again, off-again lovers as they sit side-by-side at tables and read the notes, letters, and cards which chronicle their often funny, sometimes painful relationship over nearly 50 years, starting in 1937 with an invitation to the then-eight-year-old girl’s birthday party. It has been performed worldwide in many languages and is a favorite of well-known film and TV actors, affording them short-term stage appearances.
LAGUNA WOODS STORIES
Dr. Tom Nash, Producer, Host. Sundays at 12 noon, Wednesdays at 12 noon – Produced by Video One Productions.
Cynthia Connor, who begins her third term as Mayor of Laguna Woods this year, will be Tom’s February guest, discussing future plans for the city.
WELCOME TO MY HOME
Suzanne Savlov, Producer. Mondays at 9:30 am, Thursdays at 10 am – Produced by Video One Productions.
“Welcome to My Home” will visit resident Amy Ren this month. Born in China, Amy will discuss traditions surrounding the Chinese New Year.
THE THRIVE SHOW
Produced (and videographed on his iPhone) by Scott Marvel. Sundays at 10:30 am, Thursdays at 9:30 am. NOTE: A playlist of 33 “Thrive Shows” is available on YouTube.
Scott introduces viewers to residents who are thriving in the Village. February Topic TBA.
DISCOVERING LAGUNA WOODS
Cyndee Whitney, Host. Sundays at 9:30 am, Wednesdays at 9:30 am, Thursdays at 6 pm – Produced by Village Television. NOTE: A playlist of 10 “Discovering Laguna Woods” segments is available on YouTube.
In February, it’s all about form! Join Cyndee as she meets with our new Village Tennis Instructor, Lynn Monroe, and picks up some pointers about playing the game, and then visits a Ballroom Dance class led by Ed Van Ornum to learn how to master the skills of this beautiful, graceful art form.