Rita Bryan as Marie the Maid
Many Bisbee people have seen the movie version of Harold and Maude. We all have special memories of the movie and are probably part of the “cult” that has made this movie a cult classic. It’s number 45 on the American Film Institute’s list of top 100 comedies. Not bad for a “cult,” black, often understated comedy.
When a couple of BOP patrons mentioned to Gilles that she was reminding them of the movie’s Maude, Ruth Gordon, I responded with, “Is there a play version? Let’s see if we can do it!” Well, we are! Depending on how long ago you saw the movie, and the condition of your short-term memory, you have special moments that stand out in your memory of this show. Being a play, Colin Higgins, made some adjustments for the theater script of Harold and Maude, so it could be performed on stage. No hearse -- Jaguar or otherwise -- but plenty of other special bits to make up for it.
Come without preconceptions. Come to see some of our finest local talent doing amazing things. Come to laugh and come to cry. Come see Harold and Maude, presented by Bisbee’s Obscure Productions, at Central School Project, opening April 18 for two weekends, six shows.
If you haven’t seen the movie, come and fall in love. If you have, come and fall in love, all over again.