GREENFIELD — Mary Haberman sits in front of piles of neatly stacked clothing. She hands a mismatched shirt and a pair of shorts from one of the stacks to an actor in the show, warns him not to make a fuss.
“This is the ’60s, and nothing matches,” Haberman tells 10-year-old Alex Jahrsdoerfer.
It’s no wonder they call her “Habermom.”
He takes it in stride. His mom wears stuff like this all the time, he quips, eliciting peals of laughter from Haberman and her longtime assistant, Jan Gardner-Ray.
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Haberman, costumer for “Surf’s Up,” this year’s Hancock County Children’s Theatre Workshop production, has quite the task ahead of her.
As the workshop celebrates its 25th year as a summer theater program for fourth- through eigth-grade students, she’s preparing to plan costumers for more than 100 actors who have to look the part of attendees at a ’60s beach party.
And because the show is double-cast — many children perform one role for the Friday night performance and another role for the Saturday night show — Haberman has to come up with at least two costumes for some actors in the production, which tells the story of an Italian immigrant who owns a California burger joint on land being eyed by a pushy developer.
The Hancock County Children’s Theatre Workshop will present “Surf’s Up” at 7 p.m. June 24 and 25 at Greenfield-Central High School, 810 N. Broadway, Greenfield. Reservations are $7 and can be made by calling 317-462-6222.