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Actress and Director
Vice President and Head Teller
Get Real Coordinator
Assistant Vice President
Community Action Agency of Opelousas - Evangeline Parish Sexual Assault Center
The Opelousas Little Theatre
Ned promoted to head teller, VPSt. Landry Bank & Trust Company announced that Sheryl F. Ned has been promoted to vice president and head teller. Ned has been employed with St. Landry Bank since Nov. 2, 1979.She is an active member of Opelousas Sunrise Rotary, Opelousas Rural Economic Development Committee, Board Member of Community Action Agency of Opelousas, St. Landry - Evangeline Parish Sexual Assault Center and is one of two Opelousas Ambassadors of Tourism.Her special interest in and around the community is theater (Opelousas Little Theater, Cite Des Arte and St. Landry Cemetery Tours).Ned is the daughter of Yola Singleton Fontenot and the late Lee Martin Fontenot.
Master of Ceremonies for the evening event is Sheryl Ned, an active member of Opelousas Little Theatre.
Ned also recently starred in the successful play Dream of the Marionettes.
Sheryl Ned, an actress and director for Opelousas Little Theatre, spoke at Wednesday's Kiwanis Club meeting about the reason why people should come to the performances."The theatre is better than the movies," Ned said. Ned said the biggest difference between movies and theatre is the fact that unlike the movies, which can take multiple takes to get one line right, the theatre doesn't have that luxury."In theatre, once the curtain opens, and you forget your lines, you're stuck like Chuck," Ned said.The key, the actress said, is multiple days of rehearsal and memorizing the entire script, not just your own lines.That way, if someone forgets his or her lines, the other actor or actress can help the other by reciting one of their lines to refresh the other person's memory."The audience should never know that you forgot your lines," Ned said.During the meeting, Ned chose a Kiwanis member, the Rev. Perry Hubbs, to help her with a scene she performed.After choosing Hubbs, Ned handed him a copy of the script and began, without giving him a chance to read the script, which is called a "cold reading."Ned said when she is auditioning for any part, when performing a cold read in front of the director of a play, she attempts to quickly read and memorize the first few lines of the script to impress the people watching."I look at the script as quickly as possible and look for the things in parentheses," Ned said.The actress said the items in parentheses show the actor or actress the emotion that is necessary for the line that follows.Ned also will be portraying Mrs. Ethel B. Teal in the Baton Rouge Little Theatre play Preaching to the Pastors, which is set to begin in February.The little theatre has four more productions this year, including Wit, directed by Northwestern State University student Travis Fontenot and Of Mice and Men, which opens in November, Ned said.
Sheryl Ned, who retired from St. Landry Bank and Trust after "30 years, 29 days, seven and a half hours and 17 seconds," plays Jeanette, one of the marionettes.
"Jeanette is the smart one - or so she thinks," Ned said. "She's a hater on the down-low." Ned was inspired to audition for the show after she watched a performance of it. She had been absent from the theater since her high school days but has returned in a variety of ways. "I sing, I dance, I'm a mother and a grandmother. I'm a stand-up comedian," she said.
Sheryl Ned, former vice president of St. Landry Bank, spoke to youth about saving and managing money, and Jeanette Fontenot, a teacher at Northwest High School, spoke about the importance of an education.