Thursday, July 3, 2014

Things are Hoppin’ and BOPin’

Just because Bisbee’s Obscure Productions is dark for the summer doesn’t mean nothing is going on over there. We are madly working on transitioning our fabulous new Producer, Mitchell Reed-Tattan into the job, and he remains enthusiastic to get the 2014-2015 season underway. BOP’s new phone number is 520-255-2097, and you can still send e-mails to

Things will start on August 2 when new to BOP Director, Elizabeth Henley, will audition for three serious actresses to take on roles in the intense psychological drama, Agnes of God, by John Pielmeier. Elizabeth has been doing a wonderful job with the Bisbee High School Thespians over the past few years, so we think she can handle community theater actors. Auditions will be from 2 to 5 pm in the CSP Squffy Theater Saturday and Sunday, August 2 and 3. The script is available to read at the Copper Queen Library -- so ladies “start your engines,” and learn your monologues. We expect competition to be fierce for these great parts.

While we are “dark,” we are not without light, as we clean up, fix up, and generally put things back together at the BOP studio and in the Squffy, clearing the decks for Mitchell. Our Super Summer Work Crew is there every Thursday from 10 am to noon or longer and will welcome all
skilled and unskilled help. We will be especially in need of folks to help as we move into late July when we plan to move items from storage up to the studio, and in the early fall when we hold a massive yard sale and dump run day to clear out our storage under the Bisbee Food
Coop. It’s time to decide what really, really want (So Hard!) and get rid of the rest. Mitchell will be setting the dates soon for these big jobs, so watch this space, our website and Facebook for updates and get your work gloves ready.

Extra Big News comes once again from one of BOP’s Super Supporters, Nick Night of Warm Hands Therapeutics. Nick has donated $500 (!) toward buying brand new, extra comfy, all matching, non leaky cushions for the Squffy seats. Not one, but two! per seat. Nick is again
challenging all comers, groups, businesses, and individuals to match his challenge and help make everyone’s tushies cushie next season. Contact Mitchell if you can help to meet this challenge. We should have total cost estimates soon. Any money above and beyond the
cushions will begin a fund to purchase a new Grand Curtain for the Squffy stage. If you have been to shows recently, you have noticed the gaps at the center top. These are no longer reparable. It is just too old, like many of us. . .

So, show up, put up, and speak up. We need your bodies, money, and input to keep BOP going strong into our 2014-2015 season under Mitchell’s leadership!

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