The 2017-18 season for Battlefords Community Players has ended with a wonderful production of a time-honoured murder mystery, The Mousetrap. Great job to everyone involved.
Now our attention is turned to the creation of an exciting 2018-19 season. Our focus will be to present four productions with a minimum of four evening performances as part of our season. There will be a combination of show only and dinner theatre and the productions will be either at the clubhouse or the WDM. The productions will be in the genre of comedy or comedy/dramas as they are the most popular with our audiences. So, stay tuned for our season announcement.
Battlefords Community Players Clubhouse is a wonderful, compact performance space and this past year we performed three of our shows in the facility. We also hosted two other productions by visiting theatre groups and it is our plan to continue to develop the clubhouse as a space that can bring more live theatre to the Battlefords. I hope those of you who have been in attendance have enjoyed the space as much as we have in creating it. It is available to rent for cultural activities if anyone is looking for a smaller performance space. Call 306-446-3133 or contact us through our website bcpdrama.com.
The organization was started back in 1932 and recreated in 1952 by Laura Logie and friends. Since those humble beginnings Battlefords Community Players have produced more than 300 shows, with thousands of performances and have won hundreds of awards for our company and individuals. In 1977 we introduced dinner theatre — still running strong after 40 years. We have also produced original local pieces of work and have endeavoured to present a number of Canadian written plays. It’s a wonderful legacy that we strive to improve each year.
This fall our first auditions will be held during the last weeks of August for both our October and November productions. Watch our Facebook and website for detailed information and if you know you would like to be a member contact us either by email or through our website and your will become part of our contact list.
BCP tends to shut down for the summer months to refuel, but this year we are thinking that small productions over the summer might give more people the opportunity to partake. If there is enough interest these would begin early in June with performances in July and early August. Anyone interested can contact Donna Challis at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the website.
Thanks to our audiences for continuing to support live theatre and we look forward to seeing everyone at the theatre.
Have a great summer!