Bisbee’s Obscure Productions is offering special family prices for the matinee performance of The Yellow Boat by David Saar The show is Bisbee’s Obscure Productions family theater for patrons 8 years old and up. The matinee will be Sunday, September 26, at 3:00 pm. Families of parents (or parental units) and children will be admitted for just $5 each. Mention that you heard it on the blog.
Friday, September 24, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
The Yellow Boat by David Saar opened last Friday to great acclaim -- from the few people who saw it. It's like nothing you've seen before from BOP. There's music and dance, but it's not Urinetown. There are poignant parts that might make you tear up, but it's not a tragedy.
The Yellow Boat is a lovely and triumphant celebration of the life of Benjamin Saar, who was once a real live kid, an artist. Benjamin contracted HIV from treatment for hemophilia. All through his life he drew. He drew trains and monsters and boats and rainbows. Benjamin was funny and smart. His father's play gives us all of this, and with the help of a fine cast, BOP honors Benjamin and entertains you.
Yes, there is sadness, and there is regret for a life that was too, too short. We have tissues. Don't be afraid to cry. Don't be afraid to laugh either. There are some good ones.