Four County Players Board of Directors
Elaine Fogliani ignores the saying, “You can’t go home again” because she has done just that with her return to the Four County Players board of directors. In the late 1970s, Elaine made her stage debut as the doctor in Ten Little Indians, directed by Four County Players founder, Bill Thomas. One evening, as she left the stage, Tommie Mayne, a great Four County supporter, asked her if she would direct the upcoming House at Pooh Corner with a cast of children. When Elaine responded that she didn’t know how to direct a show, Tommie said, “Don’t worry. We will all be there to help you.” From this directing debut, Elaine went on to direct Velveteen Rabbit and the first 4CP production of Annie. She produced the tenth anniversary show, The Best of Barboursville and was the costume coordinator for My Fair Lady, not an easy feat for one who cannot sew.
Elaine did whatever was needed for “the show to go on…” After a hiatus from Four County Players as her career took her to various places in Virginia, Elaine returned in 2001 to direct the second 4CP production of Mame. Her career often took her away from her Four County Players home as she served K-12 education in Virginia for more than thirty years. She is a retired school superintendent and currently serves as the educational planner for Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates, Architects in Charlottesville. Elaine invites other “old timers” (what she calls those who served Four County Players in the past) to also come home. Elaine plans to expand membership and increase membership involvement while sharing the historical memories of this wonderful theatre.