Friday, August 8, 2014

BOP's 12th (!) Season

BOP is Back at Central School Project with a full season of theater, opening October 3. All shows are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 3:00 pm. Friday nights feature the BOP Bakers and their tasty sweets, coffee and wine, donations coming back to us.

We open our 2014-15 Season with Agnes of God by John Pielmeier. Agnes of God is a gripping drama about a young nun found with a dead baby in her wastebasket. Dr. Livingstone is hired to assess Sister Agnes’s sanity but wants to dig deeper. Will Mother Miriam Ruth allow the doctor to find out the truth? Directed by Elizabeth Henley, Agnes of God runs October 3-12, 2014.

Local comics cut loose this November for BOP’s 12th Almost Annual Comedy Show. Produced by Mitchell A. Reed-Tattan, this year’s laugh-a-thon will feature the best in Cochise comics – one never knows who will grab the Squffy stage. Shows are November 21-23. Expect adult language and situations.
Agatha Christie meets Noel Coward in a new mysterious comedy, comedic mystery. In Death by Design by Rob Urbinati, the stock characters meet at the home of Edward and Sorel Bennet, an urbane playwright and a glamorous
actress. You’ll meet the Maid, the Chauffeur, the Politician, the Radical, the Bohemian, the Visitor. Who dies, and whodunnit? Come to see. Gilles directs; this intriguing play runs January 9-18, 2015.

Produced by some amazing Bisbee women to be named later, our annual Bisbee Women’s Revue honors International Women’s Day, March 8, and celebrates creative power of women everywhere. The show runs three days, from March 6-8, and features some of our fine town’s finest female performers, different every year and always fabulous.

The season closes with a fascinating comedy/drama all the way from Australia – Cosi by Louis Nowra. Lewis, a playwright, is much in need of a job and gets one producing Mozart’s “Cosi Fan Tutti” at an Australian mental institution. Cast members run the gamut of the DSM-IV: OCD, bipolar, pyromania, mixed in with a few “normies.” This show celebrates the oddities in us all and gets in a few digs at theater while it’s at it. Directed by Caroline Raven, Cosi runs April 17-26.

BOP has two new ticket sellers, along with the Bisbee Food Coop. Joining the family are Mimosa Market on Brewery Gulch and Finders Keepers on Main Street. Tickets are still $10 in advance and $12 at the door for adults. Student tickets are $6 at the door only.

BOP has a new telephone number for information: 520.255.2097; the email address remains Search for “Bisbee’s Obscure” to find the website (, and like (and follow) BOP on Facebook for the latest information.