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Entertaining Since 1966

By Michael Parker and Susan Parker. Directed by Jerry Gietka.

Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Performance Dates

July 11-26, 2014

Synopsis

Mrs. Stancliffe’s Rose Cottage Bed & Breakfast has been successful for many years. Her guests (nearly all women) return year after year. Her next door neighbor, the elderly, silver-tongued, “Bud the Stud” Davis believes they come to spend time with him in romantic liaisons, and Mrs. Stancliffe reluctantly accepts the fact that “Bud the Stud” is, in fact, good for business. Add to the guest list three older women, and a retired chemist who has developed a blue pill called “Venusia,” after Venus the goddess of love, to increase the libido of menopausal women. The pill has not been tested. When Bud gets his hands on some of the Venusia pills, the fun begins, as he attempts to entertain all three women! “If you need a rollicking good time filled with laughter, this is a mustsee play.” - The City Wire, Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Cast

Bud Davis
Bill DeBrason

Bill DeBrason

Mrs. Stancliffe
Nina Harris

Nina Harris

Henry Mitchell
Marc Rehr

Marc Rehr

Victoria Ambrose
Joanne Bauer

Victoria Ambrose

Hillary Hudson
Anne Hull

Anne Hull

Charmaine Beauregard
Barbara Webber

Barbara Webber

Photos

The cast of Sex Please We're Sixty:
Seated:
Bill DeBrason, Marc Rehr
Standing: Anne Hull, Nina Harris, Joanne Bauer, Barbara Webber

The cast of Sex Please We're Sixty:  Seated:  Bill DeBrason, Marc Rehr; Standing: Anne Hull, Nina Harris, Joanne Bauer, Barbara Webber

What's going on with "Bud the Stud Davis" and
"Charmaine Beauregard"?!

What's going on with Bud the Stud Davis and Charmaine Beauregard?!

Oh my! Now it's "Bud the Stud Davis" and "Hillary Hudson"!


Oh my! Now it's Bud the Stud Davis and Hillary Hudson!

"Bud the Stud Davis" and "Henry Mitchell"
Guy Troubles?

Bud the Stud Davis and Henry Mitchell - Guy Troubles?

What are these ladies discussing?


What are these ladies discussing?

Reviews

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/anne-arundel/annapolis/bs-md-ar-johnson-sex-please-20140723,0,2757877.story

http://dcmetrotheaterarts.com/2014/07/12/sex-please-sixty-bct/






Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Performance Dates

October 31-November 15, 2014

Synopsis

Mavis Templeton Hollister returns home for the night to Bynewood Cottage in northern England, surprised that her new husband, Edgar Hollister is still alive. Her aim must have been terrible since she shot him three times! After filing a missing persons report on her husband, Mavis is visited by the police who inform Mavis that her cat was found dead from ingesting a poisoned cup of cocoa meant for Edgar. Do you think she’s trying to kill her husband? Add to the zaniness, Susan Hollister, the dimmest bulb in the chandelier, and Edgar’s only child by his first wife. Mavis is distressed to learn that upon Edgar’s death, the bulk of his estate will go to Susan. But if the girl suddenly dies . . .

Cast:

Edgar Hollister
William Hardy

William Hardy

Mavis Templeton Hollister
Erica Smith

Erica Smith

James Crandall
Brian Binney

Brian Binney

Lottie Malloy
Liz Dapo

Liz Dapo

Susan Hollister
Caity Brown

Caity Brown

Barry Draper
Joel Consolati

Joel Consolati


Facebook Photo Albums:

Please find online at Facebook.com three photo albums providing behind-the-scenes looks of our Theatre world. In this case, the Bowie Playhouse itself; Put-in, the stage construction and set up for "The Murder Room"; and Full Rehearsal, the cast rehearsal in costumes before the big show's opening night. It takes many hours and teamwork of passionate volunteers to bring Bowie Community Theatre's productions to life on stage at the Bowie Playhouse, and we thank everyone! And we can't wait to share it with you, our audience!

Bowie Playhouse

Put-in of "The Murder Room"

Full rehearsal of "The Murder Room"


Previews and Reviews:

We thank the print and online publications below for providing "previews" and "reviews" of "The Murder Room"!

Preview: Farcical whodunit "The Murder Room" comes to Bowie by Kirsty Groff, Staff Writer, of Gazette.net.

Review: "The Murder Room" at Bowie Community Theatre by Wendi Winters, dcmetrotheatrearts.com.

Review: 'Murder' most humorous at Bowie Community Theatre by Mary Johnson, The Baltimore Sun








By Pearl Cleage

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service

Performance Dates

April 10-25, 2015


Synopsis

Following the end of the Civil War, many former slaves, anxious to leave the South and the increasing disappointments and dangers of Reconstruction, took advantage of The Homestead Act and went West to build new lives for themselves and their families. Many of these homesteaders were black women who overcame tremendous odds to work their own land and make a place for themselves in an often harsh and forbidding environment. Set in 1898, FLYIN’ WEST is the story of some of these African-American female pioneers who settled, together, in the all-black town of Nicodemus, Kansas. “Pearl Cleage’s FLYIN’ WEST…[is] a real crowd pleaser, and its characters have humor and vitality…Cleage [is] a natural-born storyteller…” —Washington Post.

Cast:

Sophie Washington
Kecia Campbell

Kecia Campbell

Fanny Dove
Lolita Marie

Lolita Marie

Miss Leah
Sandra Cox True

Sandra Cox True

Minnie Dove Charles
Brawnlyn Blueitt

Brawnlyn Blueitt

Wil Parish
Darius McCall

Darius McCall

Frank Charles
Ben Harris

Ben Harris


Facebook Photo Albums:

Please find online at Facebook.com photo album(s) of:

Action Shots from an Earlier Rehearsal of "Flyin' West" before the stage was set at the Bowie Playhouse.


Previews, Interviews, and Reviews:

We thank the print and online publications below for providing "previews", "interviews", and "reviews" of "Flyin' West"!


Joel Markowitz of DC Metro Theater Arts Interviews the Cast and Director of Flyin' West:

Part 1: Interview with Director Estelle Miller.

Part 2: Interview with Actor Kecia A Campbell, who plays Sophie.

Part 3: Interview with Actor Sandra Cox True, who plays Leah.

Part 4: Interview with Actor Darius McCall, who plays Wil.

Part 5: Interview with Actor Brawnlyn Blueitt, who plays Minnie.

Part 6: Interview with Actor Ben Harris, who plays Frank.

Part 7: Interview with Actor Lolita Marie, who plays Sophie.


Kirsty Groff of Gazette.net Interview:

Rarely told tale of Western migration comes to Bowie Community Theatre.


Play Reviews:

Review: Flyin' West at Bowie Community Theatre by Joshua Engel, www.theatrebloom.com.

Flyin' West: Bold choices - for these homesteaders and Bowie Community Theatre by Jim Reiter, Bay Weekly.

Flyin' West at Bowie Community Theatre, by Francine Schwartz, www.dcmetrotheatrearts.com.

'Flyin' West' worth the trip for touching tale of history by Mary Johnson, Baltimore Sun.


Community Listings:

Lively Arts: Bowie Community Theatre goes west with new spring production, by Elyzabeth Marcussen, Bowie-Blade News.








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