Remembering a theatrical inspiration
Those involved with the Shakespeare by the Sea Festival – or "Dick's Kids", as they were originally called – donated the proceeds from their 2006 opening night performances to the endowment fund for the Dick Buehler Award in Theatre. Artistic Director Jennifer Deon (seated on the right) presented the cheque, worth over $1,600, to Dr. Reeta Tremblay, dean of arts. Mike and Sharon Buehler (on the right) and Denyse Lynde (left) were also present. "Dick brought us together, and inspired us – and he made theatre really fun," Ms. Deon recalled, noting that this was the first season in the festival's 14 years that he hadn't taken part. "We'll always remember him, and we felt this was one way that we could do that best." Danielle Irvine, associate director of the festival, points to a plaque in the Reid Theatre that reads "DICK'S STAGE, Dick Buehler, Generalist." The long-time faculty member died in July.