Live theatre coming to you in BCP 2019-2020 season

Submitted by BCP

In our 67th year, Battlefords Community Players are pleased to announce their 2019-2020 season. The season opens with Mom’s Gift, which finds Mom, who has been dead for 11 months, turning up at her husbands’ birthday party as a ghost on a mission. Like Clarence in It’s A Wonderful Life, she has to accomplish a task to earn her wings. Only what that task is, is a mystery. The cast features Jeanna Walker, Fraser Glen, Candice Brown, Rebecca Landon, Tanya Montoya and Gregory Kwong and is directed by Eleanor Voegeli. Show only performances are on Oct. 15,16 and 17 with dinner theatre the following week on Oct. 24, 25 and 26. New this year, all show times are 7:30 p.m.

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The second play is a farce and is the only show not held at our clubhouse. Already in rehearsal with a cast of veteran and new actors, Don’t Dress For Dinner, finds Bernard planning a romantic weekend with his chic Parisian mistress, while his wife, Jacqueline, is away. He has arranged for a Cordon Bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights, and has invited his best friend, Robert, along to provide the alibi.  What could possible go wrong? The cast featuring Clint Barrett, Rick Kostiuk, Chantel Cunningham, Jenny Kellgren, Vivian Blais and Jeff Arndt is being directed by Donna Challis and Tanya Montoya.  The location is the WDM and the show runs from Nov. 19 to 23 with two show-only performances and three dinner theatre evenings.  A great show for a staff party or pre-Christmas gathering of friends.

The season continues with a thriller directed by Clint Barrett called Picture Perfect. Criminal psychology professor Marcus Micheaux and his mystery writer wife Beverly Hatcher have the perfect life – until condemned serial killer Gunther Creel, whom Marcus interviewed extensively for his research, paints a portrait of them. Where does this lead us? What happens to that perfect life?

Final show of the season is a Canadian play by Michel Tremblay called Impromptu on Nuns’ Islandand takes place March 24, 25, 26 and April 2, 3, 4, 2020 at the clubhouse. An opera diva, Patricia, her mother, a popular stage and television actress and her idealistic committed-to-new-work daughter meet on the afternoon of her return from Europe to goad her. What is the sense of an international career if your art doesn’t contribute to change (or at least to give wide-spread pleasure and inspiration) in the society you live in? What happens next?

Tickets for the season or any of the individual shows are now on sale with a package of one ticket for each of the four shows gets you a 20 per cent discount, whether dinner theatre or show-only.Wanting tickets or just needing more information? Email to bcpdrama@sasktel.net, or call 306-446-3133.

It’s live theatre for our community, created by our community. See you at the theatre.

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