Bowie Community TheatreBowie Community Theatre
Entertaining Since 1966

Comedy/thriller by Norman Robbins.

Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Directed by: Jeffery Lesniak

Performance Dates

July 15-31, 2016

Synopsis:

Reading of the Will has never been this hilariously sinister . . . or this filled with outrageous, cut-throat family members all vying for the millions left to unlikely heirs. You'll meet the various Tomb Family members, one by one, each one more bizarre than the last. Be prepared to be 'serenaded' by werewolves, 'entertained' by Julius Caesar, and even 'embedded in the garden' by a sweet little old aunt who plants more than just seeds in her flower beds. By the third act there are more corpses than live members left in the cast. All is revealed as the plot twists and turns to its surprising conclusion.

Cast:

Marcus Tomb
Rob Allen

Rob Allen

Monica Tomb
Stephanie Allender

Stephanie Allender

Agatha Hammond
Joanne Bauer

Joanne Bauer

Hamilton Penworthy
John Decker

John Decker

Freda Mountjoy
Diana Hutter

Diana Hutter

Peregrine ("Perry") Potter
Alex Hyder

Alex Hyder

Lucien Tomb
Rich Koster

Rich Koster

Dora Tomb
Jeanne Louise

Jeanne Louise

Anne Franklin
Terra Elaine Vigil-Wynn

Terra Elaine Vigil-Wynn

Emily Tomb
Maribeth Vogel

Maribeth Vogel

Photos:

Reading the Will has never been so shocking!

Reading the Will has never been so shocking!

The Tomb Family Portrait

The Tomb Family Portrait






Drama by Susan Cooper/Hume Cronyn.

Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Directed by: Frank Pasqualino

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Performance Dates:

December 2-18, 2016

Synopsis:

Annie Nations, a strong-willed Appalachian woman, lives on her mountain farm with her sharp-tongued, bullheaded husband, Hector. Her tranquility is threatened by a brash real estate developer who wants to turn her land into a vacation resort, and by concern over her son, Dillard, a country singer who has come home with two stranded children because his wife has run away. Annie's battle to decide her future takes her through some funny, touching and magical flashbacks to her life with Hector. Foxfire is a poignant drama about maintaining one's identity and memories through the inevitable march of time.

Cast:

Annie
Kathryn Huston

Kathryn Huston

Hector
Richard Fiske

Richard Fiske

Dillard
John Davis DuRant, Jr.

John Davis Durant, Jr.

Holly
Julie Anne Eller

Julie Anne Eller

Prince
Bill Brekke

Bill Brekke

Doctor
David Chalmers

David Chalmers

Photos:

Let's get a shot before your concert tonight, Dillard

Let's get a shot before your concert tonight, Dillard



You're sitting on a gold mine here, Miss Annie

You're sitting on a gold mine here, Miss Annie
Dillard and accompanying musicians

Dillard and accompanying musicians




On the set of Foxfire

On the set of Foxfire

Reviews:


http://dcmetrotheaterarts.com/2016/12/05/review-foxfire-bowie-community-theatre/


http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-ar-bowie-playhouse-20161208-story.html


Congratulations to Cast and Crew of Foxfire!

DCMetroTheatreArts listed our December production of Foxfire among it's list of best plays in Community Theatres in DC/MD/VA, Philadelphia PA, NJ, and DE.

According to the website, "DCMetroTheaterArts writers were permitted to honor productions and concerts, dance, and operas that they saw and reviewed and productions and concerts and dance performances that they saw but did not review. Every honoree was seen. These are not nominations. There is no voting."





Murder mystery by Lucille Fletcher.

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

Directed by: Randy Barth

Performance Dates:

March 10-26, 2017


Synopsis:

Unable to sleep, Elaine Wheeler paces the living room of her Manhattan townhouse, troubled by unsettling memories and vague fears. Elaine's terror grows as she sees (or thinks she sees) a murder committed in the townhouse across the way. After several "crying wolf" calls to the police, all to no avail, and a visit from a psychiatrist hired by her husband, Elaine may be on the verge of a breakdown. Should Elaine commit herself to a sanitarium for treatment? From this point on, the plot moves quickly and grippingly as those involved—Elaine's old friend and house guest Blanche; the inquisitive and rather sinister man who lives next door; and the nosy German maid Helga—all contribute to the deepening suspense and mystery of the play as it draws toward its riveting and chilling climax.

Cast:

Curtis Appleby
Rob Allen

R. Rob Allen

Helga
Nina Harris

R. Nina Harris

Dr. Tracey Lake
Joanne Bauer

R. Joanne Bauer

John Wheeler
Scott Beadle

R. Scott Beadle

Vanelli
John Degnan

R. John Degnan

Lieutenant Walker
Ken Kienas

R. Ken Kienas

Sam Hoke
Jim Pasquale

Jim Pasquale

Blanche Cooke
Terra Elaine Vigil-Wynn

Terra Elaine Vigil-Wynn

Elaine Wheeler
Katie Wanschura

Katie Wanschura

Photos:

House-guest Blanche Cooke (Terra Vigil-Wynn) asks John Wheeler (Scott Beadle) about the dead body his wife Elaine (Katie Wanschura) claims to have seen as psychiatrist Tracy Lake (Joanne Bauer) looks on, while the deli-owner (Jim Pasquale) complains to the maid (Nina Harris) and nosy neighbor (Rob Allen) eavesdrops. Meanwhile Patrolman Vanelli (John Degnan) and Lieutenant Walker (Ken Kienas) bemoan being repeatedly called about the supposed murder

House-guest Blanche Cooke (Terra Vigil-Wynn) asks John Wheeler (Scott Beadle) about the dead body his wife Elaine (Katie Wanschura) claims to have seen as psychiatrist Tracy Lake (Joanne Bauer) looks on, while the deli-owner (Jim Pasquale) complains to the maid (Nina Harris) and nosy neighbor (Rob Allen) eavesdrops.  Meanwhile Patrolman Vanelli (John Degnan) and Lieutenant Walker (Ken Kienas) bemoan being repeatedly called about the supposed murder

John Wheeler (Scott Beadle) can't believe his wife Elaine (Katie Wanschura) actually saw a dead man in the window of the abandoned tenement across from their townhouse.

John Wheeler (Scott Beadle) can't believe his wife Elaine (Katie Wanschura) actually saw a dead man in the window of the abandoned tenement across from their townhouse.

House-guest Blanche Cooke (Terra Vigil-Wynn) can't believe what she hears from John Wheeler (Scott Beadle) when he recounts the dead body his wife claims to have seen.

House-guest Blanche Cooke (Terra Vigil-Wynn) can't believe what she hears from John Wheeler (Scott Beadle) when he recounts the dead body his wife claims to have seen.

Nurse and best friend Blanche Cooke (Terra Vigil-Wynn) tries to reassure Elaine Wheeler (Katie Wanschura) that the dead body she saw might have been a hallucination.

Nurse and best friend Blanche Cooke (Terra Vigil-Wynn) tries to reassure Elaine Wheeler (Katie Wanschura) that the dead body she saw might have been a hallucination.

The maid Helga (Nina Harris) provides details to the local gossip tabloid reporter Curtis Appleby (Rob Allen) about the dead body her mistress saw.

The maid Helga (Nina Harris) provides details to the local gossip tabloid reporter Curtis Appleby (Rob Allen) about the dead body her mistress saw.

The maid Helga (Nina Harris) trades words with local deli-man Sam Hoke (Jim Pasquale) as he complains about how the police investigation in the tenement next door has hurt his business.

 The maid Helga (Nina Harris) trades words with local deli-man Sam Hoke (Jim Pasquale) as he complains about how the police investigation in the tenement next door has hurt his business.

Psychiatrist Tracy Lake (Joanne Bauer) listens as Elaine Wheeler (Katie Wanschura) reveals details of her past which may shed light on the dead body she claims to have seen.

Psychiatrist Tracy Lake (Joanne Bauer) listens as Elaine Wheeler (Katie Wanschura) reveals details of her past which may shed light on the dead body she claims to have seen.

Patrolman Vanelli (John Degnan) and Lieutenant Walker (Ken Kienas) bemoan being repeatedly called by a hysterical woman who claims to have seen a dead body in the abandoned tenement out her window.

Patrolman Vanelli (John Degnan) and Lieutenant Walker (Ken Kienas) bemoan being repeatedly called by a hysterical woman who claims to have seen a dead body in the abandoned tenement out her window.

Reviews:


http://www.theatrebloom.com/2017/03/night-watch-at-bowie-community-theatre/

http://dcmetrotheaterarts.com/2017/03/13/review-night-watch-bowie-community-theatre/

Congratulations to Cast and Crew of Night Watch!





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