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BUM Players to present world premiere comedy
The local community-theater troupe, the BUM Players, is currently in production of their annual dessert-theater comedy. As always, this play will be performed in the Brockport United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, with performances on April 21, 22, 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. each night. And, of course, donated desserts and beverages will be available during intermission and included in the cost of the tickets.
Making her directorial debut, Marci Miceli, will direct this year’s play. She will be ably assisted by John “Mack” McCarthy, who has been a member of the BUM Players since its inception 21 years ago. Long-time BUM Player David Hansen takes on the position of Technical Director.
The BUM Players are excited about this upcoming show, since it will be a true World Premiere showing of a script written by BUM Players founder Gary “Turk” Thomas. Although he has written the past 13 Kiwanis fund-raising murder-mysteries, this is his first attempt at a full-length comedy. This show marks the second time in the troupe’s history that the script was written by one of their own.
Entitled “Tavern,” in the words of playwright Thomas, “This entire play takes place in a typical neighborhood barroom in Any Town, U.S.A. Many of the situations actually took place, although most were years ago and have been somewhat embellished or slightly altered to fit this play, and much of the material is totally fictional. The tavern, which is the focus of this play, is actually an amalgamation of several taverns, all rolled into one. For that reason, I have purposely refused to give the tavern a specific name. And, as is said, all names have been changed to protect the innocent. Any similarity to real persons may or may not be totally coincidental. That is up to you, the viewer, to decide.”
The cast is made up of BUM Players veterans Chuck Edwards (Bear), Steve Richardson (Mick), David Hansen (Artie), Marci Miceli (Gerry), Mack McCarthy (Mailman) and Turk Thomas (Truck). Rounding out the cast are BUM Players newcomers Marita Keys (Brooke) and Quincy Maxfield (Kate).
Kathy Klump will serve as the Dessert Coordinator. Tickets are available in the Church Office from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Thursday, or at the door the nights of the show. Tickets may also be reserved by calling the church office at 637-4240 or 261-7381. Ticket costs $9 General Admission; $7 Seniors (age 65+); and $20 per one-family household.