Catholic Youth Organization was founded
in 1946. The Drama Club derived from this group. Later from the
same club began Il Regis Club.
The Drama Club as part of the Regis Club was started by only a few
members in 1960. These members were interested in acting and wanted
to do something
for the Church and the Club. They presented the first comedy in 1960,
entitled “Cretini Maestro Di Musica”. Also in 1961, the
drama members presented a show for the Centennial Year of the Unity
of Italy, including songs and a small, one act play.
Nicolino Di Donato wrote and directed the dramatic play “Fedelta”,
in November 1961. In 1962, “The Passion and Death of Our Lord” was
presented. There was a cast of 25 which prepared for this difficult
play in only 28 days. Another play that was put on in 1962, and written
Nicolino Di Donato, was the drama, “Luci e Ombre sui Cuori”.
In September 1963 the play “Maritiamo L’Elvira” was
presented. In 1964, the club presented a short comedy in English called “English
School for Italian Immigrants”. The Drama Club was grateful to Nicolino
Di Donato and Alfio Golini who made these plays possible.
Il Regis Club was a group of young men
and women which tried to meet the social and spiritual needs of people
in their age group. They were involved in many activities.
Il Regis Club organized picnic days near Holy Redeemer College, and
every month had its own communion. Father Lino spoke to the young people
every Sunday during
The Club assisted in finding jobs and accommodation for families
in need, through the operation of the Social Centre.
Entertainment and cultural events were offered throughout the year:
weekly dances, bowling, skiing, ping pong, the parade and the annual
The Regis Club was also famous for its variety shows and for
the performances organized by the Drama Club. (Courtesy of Domenica