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See You at the Theatre: Battlefords Community Players add a bonus production

BCP offering acting, improv classes.
"Strawberries in January” will be produced from March 14 to March 25. The show is a light drama with 17 crazy scenes including flashbacks that will entertain you from beginning to end.

THE BATTLEFORDS — Battlefords Community Players are already well into the 2023 year and we are in rehearsal for the third show of our season “Strawberries in January” that will be produced from March 14 to March 25. The show is a light drama with 17 crazy scenes including flashbacks that will entertain you from beginning to end with performances by Jeff Arndt, Amanda Gies, Marno Auchstaetter and Holly Briant as Francois, Sophie, Robert and Lea.

We are again offering two show-only evenings on March 14 and 21 and six dinner theatre shows March 16, 17, 18 and March 23, 24 and 25. Get your ticket by calling 306-446-3133 or email and we will get back to you. I would encourage you to book soon as we have been very fortunate to find ourselves with full houses for the first two shows of the season.

Are you interested in learning the art and craft of acting?

BCP is offering Traditional Acting 101 classes for the beginner. Learn and practice foundation skills and to feel comfortable onstage, in a creative, non-judgmental environment. Gain valuable knowledge of how to prepare for a role, and create believable characters onstage. Feel confident to come out to audition. 

This class is also an opportunity for experienced actors who haven't been on stage for a while to brush up and practise and further develop skills. Like any other skill, the art of acting develops through repetition and practise. Professional performers continue to practise their craft, after years of professional full-time training, and to receive coaching over their careers.

We are also offering an acting improvisation class to develop performance skills, which employs basic acting preparation techniques, and theatre games to develop imagination, stimulate creativity and to create improvisational theatre scenes. This class is also an opportunity for writers to develop their scene ideas through improvisation with the class participants. We may have performance opportunities that develop from this class as well. If you are interested call 306-446-3133 or email Karen Silva Bayne at Dates and times will be set if there is sufficient interest to proceed.

The bonus show is called “Grace & Glorie” by Tom Ziegler and features Rena Weikle and Danielle Barrett in a two hander that is being directed by Jim Walls. Grace is a feisty 90-year-old cancer patient who has returned to her beloved cottage in the mountains of Virginia to die alone. Her volunteer hospice worker, Gloria, is a transplanted New Yorker with Harvard MBA. As Glorie attempts to care for and comfort Grace, they learn from each other about the resiliency of women at every age.

This show is not part of our season but we are thrilled to offer it to our patrons and the community of the Battlefords. It is set to run for four performance only, April 11, 13, 14 and 15 and many more details will be available soon. But you can book your tickets anytime as you don’t want to miss out.

Watch for more exciting things from our club. Buy tickets, volunteer or become a fellow thespian.