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Loomis News

Once Upon a Time Play

Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing Residents presented original play
Once Upon a Time on November 12 and 13

Mae West

All of the drama took place at a fictional community called Cranberry Cove. “The Cove,” as it is affectionately called, is located somewhere in Southeastern Massachusetts, right on the edge of a big cranberry bog.

We discover that many famous Americans, of both distant and recent past, have decided it is time to settle in at The Cove to either retire or find employment. A residents’ screening committee is interviewing the applicants. Photos of those interviewed include: Nancy Neiske as Mae West, Barbara Murphy and John Blossom as Sadie and Daniel Boone, Janet Hale as Bette Davis, Andy Parke as Hedda Hopper, Carole Brown as Ted Geisel, Andy Weichert as Victor Borge and many more were interviewed!

The Reeds Landing Theatrical Group consists of volunteer playwrights, actors, stage crew and support staff. All of the shows have been written by a Playwrights Team and directed under the able guidance of Carol Hausamann. In addition to bringing entertainment to the residents and their friends, their goal is to involve a large number of residents in each of the productions. There are no professional actors in the group. Since 2010, the Theatrical Group has mounted ten productions and performed to considerable acclaim at five Senior Centers in the Springfield area.

Sadie & DanielBette DavisHeddie Hopper

Ted Geisel and Victor Borge


About The Loomis Communities:

The Loomis Communities has been a visionary in exceptional senior living throughout the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. It was the first organization in the state to open a continuing care retirement community.

With a mission of enriching the lives of older adults, The Loomis Communities offers independent living apartments and cottages, assisted living and skilled nursing care on four campuses in the Pioneer Valley: Applewood in Amherst, Loomis House in Holyoke, Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing in Springfield, and Loomis Village in South Hadley.

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