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Past Seasons

Take a look at the shows and casts from BCT's previous seasons. We have a long-standing history of quality work in the Bowie community.

Calendar

Our upcoming shows, activities and events can be found here on our Calendar.

Upcoming Shows

Just announced: our 2015-2016 season, which marks our 49th year!

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


Performances

Week 1: April 10th and April 11th at 8 pm, April 12th at 2 pm
Week 2: April 17th at 8 pm, April 18th at 2pm and 8 pm, April 19th at 2 pm
Week 3: April 24th and 25th at 8pm

Adults - $20.00
Seniors/Students - $15.00

Group Rates(10 or more people)
Adults - $15.00
Seniors/Students - $10.00

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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.


By Michael Parker.

Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Performance Dates

July 17 - August 2, 2015

Synopsis

David McGrachen and John Baker, have planned a weekend off before their new C.E.O. arrives on Monday. With their wives safely off on a shopping spree in New York City, they check into The Oakfield Golf and Country Club intending to "golf their brains out." They unexpectedly encounter their new boss, and she insists on meeting the wives, commenting blithely "no one who went golfing for a weekend without his wife would ever work for me." So ... David and John have to produce wives. Inevitably everything goes wrong as John and David attempt to “pull the wool” over the new boss’ eyes – literally!

Cast

TBD


Performances

Week 1: July 17th and 18th at 8 pm, July 19th at 2 pm
Week 2: July 24th at 8 pm, July 25th at 2pm and 8 pm, July 26th at 2 pm
Week 3: July 31st and August 1st at 8pm, August 2nd at 2pm

Adults - $20.00
Seniors/Students - $15.00

Group Rates(10 or more people)
Adults - $15.00
Seniors/Students - $10.00

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By Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten.

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

Performance Dates

December 4 - 20, 2015

Synopsis

It's Christmas-time in the small town of Fayro, Texas, and the Futrelle Sisters—Frankie, Twink and Honey Raye—are trying to keep the Tabernacle of the Lamb's Christmas Program from spiraling into chaos. But all is not sweetness and light at the manger. In true Futrelle fashion, the feuding sisters find a way to pull together in order to present a Christmas program the citizens of Fayro will never forget. Their hilarious holiday journey through a misadventure-filled Christmas is guaranteed to bring joy to your world!

Cast:

TBD


Performances

Week 1: December 4th and 5th at 8 pm, December 6th at 2 pm
Week 2: December 11th at 8 pm, December 12th at 2pm and 8 pm, December 13th at 2 pm
Week 3: December 18th and 19th at 8pm, December 20th at 2pm

Adults - $20.00
Seniors/Students - $15.00

Group Rates(10 or more people)
Adults - $15.00
Seniors/Students - $10.00

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By Bernard Slade.

Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Performance Dates

March 4 - 20, 2016


Synopsis

Arthur is a successful mystery writer whose latest work has strangely turned into a romance--a vivid and adulterous romance. His son, his second wife and his editor marvel at the truthfulness of the work, remarkable since it is inconceivable that he could ever have had such an affair. Enter a woman, who is intent on blackmail and whose story is foolproof and airtight: it appears that Arthur has been trysting away from home. Cunning, deceit and ingenious plotting twist and turn this thriller into a surprise ending—is this real or an act of his imagination?

Cast:

TBD


Performances

Week 1: March 4th and 5th at 8 pm, March 6th at 2 pm
Week 2: March 11th at 8 pm, March 12th at 2pm and 8 pm, March 13th at 2 pm
Week 3: March 18th and 19th at 8pm, March 20th at 2pm

Adults - $20.00
Seniors/Students - $15.00

Group Rates(10 or more people)
Adults - $15.00
Seniors/Students - $10.00

Buy your tickets now!





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