MOUNTAIN AREA — The season of giving continues and we invite readers to join in celebrating twelve local community organizations and nonprofits, and the people behind them who are making a difference.
For our third spotlight, we focus on a theater company with a mission to entertain and contribute to the community, the arts, and education.
Day #3 Squirrel Cage Theatre Co.
- What is it? North Fork’s own Squirrel Cage Theatre Co. has been on stage in the mountain area for over 40 years. Founded in 1974 by a group of local thespians as a vehicle to generate funds to maintain and improve the Town Hall, the association is now responsible for plays and musical performances, and sponsors both the 8th grade play production at the North Fork School and the North Fork Community Choir.
- Who’s behind it? Squirrel Cage is run by a small group of volunteers with North Fork residents David and Sue Novell as president and secretary, respectively.
- Contact. David and Sue Novell can be reached at (559) 877-2129.
- Why we love it. In addition to producing the annual Spring Fling and Fall Follies, plus the Christmas celebration “Songs of the Season,” the Squirrels give away $1500 in scholarships every year to local students who attended the North Fork School and are going on to college in the arts or music. Recently, they donated over $6,000 to purchase 300 new chairs for the North Fork School. You can support the Squirrel Cage Theatre Co. by attending their shows and concerts. You’ll be glad you did.