Friday, January 22, 2016

BOP Auditions for Dixie Swim Club

Bisbee's Obscure Productions, in partnership with Central School Project, is happy to announce auditions for The Dixie Swim Club Saturday, February 20, 2016 and Sunday, February 21, 2016 both 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM! Please come prepared to present a one to two minute memorized comedic or dramatic monologue and read a bit from the script. We are looking for five women, eighteen and up! The Dixie Swim Club is written by the witty team of Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie WootenGreat characters, wonderful dialogue.

THE STORY: Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina's Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other's lives. THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB focuses on four of those weekends and spans a period of thirty-three years. Sheree, the spunky team captain, desperately tries to maintain her organized and "perfect" life, and continues to be the group's leader. Dinah, the wisecracking overachiever, is a career dynamo. But her victories in the courtroom are in stark contrast to the frustrations of her personal life. Lexie, pampered and outspoken, is determined to hold on to her looks and youth as long as possible. She enjoys being married—over and over and over again. The self-deprecating and acerbic Vernadette, acutely aware of the dark cloud that hovers over her life, has decided to just give in and embrace the chaos. And sweet, eager-to-please Jeri Neal experiences a late entry into motherhood that takes them all by surprise. As their lives unfold and the years pass, these women increasingly rely on one another, through advice and raucous repartee, to get through the challenges (men, sex, marriage, parenting, divorce, aging) that life flings at them. And when fate throws a wrench into one of their lives in the second act, these friends, proving the enduring power of "teamwork," rally 'round their own with the strength and love that takes this comedy in a poignant and surprising direction. THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB is the story of these five unforgettable women—a hilarious and touching comedy about friendships that last forever...

For more information, contact Director: Mitchell A. Reed-Tattan at
Kya Teskey will be Mitchell's able assistant, and Blu Butch will, as always, ably handle lights and sound.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Lots of Chances for Fun. Don’t Miss Yours

It seems quiet at BOP right now, but don’t be fooled. Behind the holiday business, BOP’s actors, singers, musicians, dancers, and techies are beginning rehearsals for the second musical of our lifetime. This one is “Honk!,” the story of the ugly duckling, a tale that reminds us of just how OK it is to be different. Our cast of characters from 8 years of age to 80 is looking for one mature soprano to fill out the cast. Are you her? Do you know her? Come on around and have some fun. Great music, great show, fun cast! The show opens February 26, so there’s plenty of time to learn the part. Call or e-mail Gilles now at 520.432.2901,

After a rousing start, Open Stage will take a month off in January while we regroup. February 19 will be the next chance to join or to encourage these talented performers, so get off the couch and polish up an act. We want to see it!

After a hiatus, BOP’s brave improv actors will be trying to stir up interest in a group again, perhaps for performance, perhaps just for fun, whatever the participants decide. Former and new players are invited to our first “reboot” gathering on January 29, 2:00 at Central School Project’s Squffy Theater, with further dates to be set at that time. Come to play, to get quick on your feet, just for fun, or for show, but come! No experience necessary -- we are making it up! Rae can give you more improv and Open Stage info at 520.432.2901 or

Bring your best to the New Year, to BOP, and to Bisbee! You will get the best back.

In the pic: In rehearsal for Honk! Rosa Miller as Queenie, Lizzy Heinrich as Lowbutt and Nikki Heinrich as Cat.