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The lights are a little bit dimmer at ACT. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our Founder and President, Arlene Wendt.


In 1975, Arlene had a dream of bringing theater of the highest quality to the people of Westchester. With just $1,000, husband Ernie by her side, and good friends, Gail Gash and Carol Kerner, ACT was born. Over the past 47 years, Arlene dedicated her life to the arts, having directed over 100 plays and receiving many awards in business and theatre. Her legacy will live on and ACT will continue to serve Arlene’s mission of fostering an innovative, creative, thriving theater community.

Have a memory of Arlene to share with ACT?  Please use the contact page.

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Mame, St. Mary's, May 1970
West Side Story, St. Mary's, May 1969
The Boy Friend, St. Mary's, Nov 1969
Carousel, St. Mary's, May 1968
Carousel, St. Mary's, 1968
The Boyfriend, St. Mary's, 1969
West Side Story, 1975
With Cary Bair
Fiddler on the Roof, 1974
Painting Sets
ACT in Concert, 1987
Monologue Moments, 2021
Monologue Moments, 2021
Monologue Moments, 2021
The Shawshank Redemption, 2021
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