THE BATTLEFORDS - The opening of the Battlefords Community Players 2021-2022 season is fast approaching with rehearsals underway for the opening two one-act plays, “The Foyer” by Barb O’Neal and “Cowboys and Actors” by the late Eric Anderson.
BCP has produced both these plays before but they have been selected to highlight local playwrights in the organization's 70th year. Battlefords Community Players are and always encouraged local and provincial playwrights to send new material for producing.
Cast members are Bob Horrell, Chantelle Cunningham, Candice Brown, Candace Dustan, Tammey Heinemann, Liz Smith, Geordie Smith, Adrien Bueckert in the “The Foyer” and Andrew Miller, Carol Keller, Bob Horrell, Fraser Glen for “Cowboys and Actors.” The casts are assisted by stage manager Cindy Coupal, assistant stage manager Carol Keller, script assistant Barb Kirby, consultant Quinn Baynham and both are directed by Roy J. Challis. The show runs starting Oct. 26 through to Nov. 6 and tickets are now available.
Summer Theatre 2021 is in the books with a great deal of success and much thanks to talented actors, and the audience who enjoyed the five outdoor and seven indoor performances of CUT and Desdemona in the Afterlife. This was the second Summer Theatre project and BCP intends to make it an annual affair.
Sept. 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m. at 102 - 26th St. in Battleford, director Jim Walls will be holding open auditions for “Here On The Flight Path” by Norm Foster. The troupe needs three female actors and one male to present this comedy classic. John is a back porch philosopher. Over the course of three and half years he interacts with three neighbours from his balcony: Faye, a practicing member of the world’s oldest profession; Angel, a somewhat naïve aspiring country singer; and Gwen, a recently divorced homemaker. Sex, love, life and loss are all discussed with big laughs and a few tears in what many describe as Norm Foster’s funniest play ever. Everyone is welcome and no experience is necessary.
On three consecutive Sundays – Sept. 12, 19 and 26 – Karen Sylvia Bayne while be offering adult acting classes in the BCP building from 2 to 4 p.m. including sessions on: creating believable, relatable and memorable characters; vocal techniques; relaxation; concentration; connections; and facial and body expressions. Please give Karen a text at 306-490-8092 or contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to enrol.
Battlefords Community Players are hosting a production of "Shirley Valentine” by Willy Russell for two performances Oct. 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m. This one-woman show stars Heather Macnab from Maple Creek, known in this area as one of the instructors at the Summer School for Solo Voice. She is also an adjudicator, instructor, actor and director with a particular interest in musical theatre.
Shirley Valentine is the story of a 42-year-old bored Liverpudlian housewife who takes a holiday trip to Greece and meets a local man who bolsters her self-confidence. She evolves and transforms to the point that her husband doesn't even recognize her. Tickets are available by calling BCP at 446-3133 and this event is a fundraiser for BCP.
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