Alumni Travel to NYC
The Alumni Activities Club once again ventured beyond the boundaries of the Capital Region all the way to New York City on Saturday, December 14, 2019. They were happily led by the Activities Coordinator to see a production with EPIC Players – a neuro-inclusive theatre company of professional performers most of whom live with disabilities. The show they saw was, “Peter and the Starcatcher,” which is a prequel to the J.M. Barrie classic, Peter Pan.
Joining the group in one of the photographs is actress Samantha Elisofon, who played the nanny character of Mrs. Bumbrake with a perfected English accent! Samantha is also one of the romantic leads in the critically acclaimed movie, “Keep the Change,” which won a Best U.S. narrative feature and best new narrative director at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival along with a special mention for the Nora Ephron Prize.
While Samantha’s talents would be impressive enough, she is also thriving as a professional who happens to be on the autism spectrum. We thank Samantha and all of her associates at EPIC Players for their continuous support of the College Experience and encouraging our alumnus Nick Williams with pursuing his thespian ambitions.
Their night was far from over after the show concluded. Everybody traveled to Rockefeller Center to pose in front of this year’s famous timber resident and even showed their appreciation to members of the police force patrolling the Center for their constant vigilance and sacrifices to keep us safe. We even witnessed a marriage proposal in front of the mammoth tree that fortunately went well for the young man proposing!
We look forward to many more adventures in 2020 with the Alumni Activities Club and staff will continue to make as many of their ideas come to fruition as possible.