Theatre Box of Floral Park
35 Verbena Avenue, Floral Park, NY 11001
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Our 2023/2024 Season!

Play On!

by Rick Abbot

Directed by
Kate Lenzo &
Michael Gerbasi

November 10-19, 2023

A Christmas Carol
a staged reading

Directed by
Claudia Wilson

December 8-10, 2023

The Hound of the Baskervilles

by Tim Kelly

Directed by
Eugene Sullivan

April 19-28, 2024

Who Am I This Time?
(and other conundrums of love)

by Aaron Posner
Adapted from stories by Kurt Vonnegut

Directed by Dan Bubbeo

Jul. 26-28 & Aug. 2-4


Brian J. Payne (1942 - 2024), a beloved member of our theater family. 

Born in Woodside, Queens, Brian dedicated his life to education and the arts. A graduate of St. Sebastian’s Catholic School and Brooklyn Preparatory High School, Class of 1960, he pursued his passion for teaching and obtained both an undergraduate degree in Mathematics and a Masters Degree in Education from Fordham University.

Brian's career as a teacher spanned over three decades, notably at Chaminade High School and Cathedral Preparatory Seminary, where he shared his knowledge in Mathematics, Advanced Placement English, Physics, and Chemistry. A true sports enthusiast, Brian excelled as a coach and umpire, leaving his mark on the New York sports scene.

In addition to his contributions to education and sports, Brian was a talented actor and theater director. From his early roles in college productions to his leadership at Theatre Box, Brian's creative spirit illuminated the stage here in Floral Park. His performances in classics like A Christmas Carol and his direction of numerous plays and musicals, including Noises Off and My Fair Lady, will be remembered fondly by all who had the pleasure of witnessing them.

Though Brian may no longer walk among us, his legacy lives on in the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing him. As we bid farewell to our dear friend and colleague, we take solace in the memories we share and the profound impact he had on our lives. 

Rest in peace, Brian. You will be dearly missed, but never forgotten. 

As always, we thank you for your continued support of community theatre, and we hope to see you very soon!

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