Thursday, May 23, 2013

We Have a Season!

Nora Ephron, author with her sister Delia of Love, Loss & What I Wore.
BOP has selected our shows for next season, and we hope everyone will be as excited about them as we are. We'll begin the year with a piece titled Love, Loss, and What I Wore by Nora Ephron & Delia Ephron. Don’t you love the title?!

Then comes the ever-popular Almost Annual Comedy Show, this year produced by the ever-popular Mitchell Allen Reed-Tattan. He’s got enough names that he can produce, write, direct, and build sets for the show! Can’t wait to see what he’ll do with it.

Our “blockbuster” winter show will be the famous television drama, Twelve Angry Men, by Reginald Rose. We are pleased and proud to present Tony Perkins look-alike, and well seasoned BOP actor, Peter Gardner, in a role where you won’t even notice how good looking he is. You’ll be seeing him everywhere but onstage as he makes his directorial debut. We hope he brings a whip and chair to control those angry guys. We expect great things.

In March there’s the Bisbee Women’s Revue, honoring International Women’s Day, providing someone(s) steps up to produce it. If you remember, “women were cancelled due to lack of interest” for the Women’s Art Show we had hoped would join the celebration last year. This bummed Rae out, and she wants some help now. A few women are considering it, so we’ll see. Perhaps this is a chance to stir up some of that female collective energy of old and make it a group endeavor? This is a different show and a great show every year, but lack of attendance this year made us wonder, do folks still want this show? Comments appreciated. Comment below or email

The season will close with a lovely mixed-cast comedy that will be fondly remembered by many fans of the cult favorite film of the same name. Harold and Maude by Colin Higgins will rekindle a new love in those that know these characters from the film and those that meet them for the first time on stage as well. If there are folks out there who think they are particularly adept at rigging up special effects, Rae would like to talk to you soon.

Dates and more specifics coming soon. Meanwhile, stay cool.                                                        

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Beneath Summer Theater Darkness, BOP Bubbles On


Hi, Community Theater Fans, both long time and recent,

If you see any BOP flyers floating around these days, they will be the last of the last season, and you either remember the performances with fondness, or are experiencing extreme regret, having missed them. A third option could exist, I guess, and you could have seen something you regret. . . If that happened, we regret it too, and hope that you will give us another try. We do try to have something for everyone, which means that everything might not please everyone. We are a community of blessedly diverse tastes.

Opportunities are open for backstage volunteers over the summer, as well as an opportunity to come play on stage once a month with our improv group (to be named later). Rae is also organizing for another acting class, her last having been so well received. Let her know what times and days work for you. Email your interest to

We’ll be doing studio work days most Monday mornings during the summer, mostly 10:00 a.m. to noon, so if anyone wants to build flats, sort screws and costumes, build more storage for all that stuff, and goodness knows what all else, let us know.

Improv workshop continues to meet the first Friday of each month at the Squffy, 1:00-3:00ish, and we love new players! No experience necessary --
you will have one instead. Come to check us out, whether you want to perform or just play.