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BCT offers full buffet of shows

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The next three months look to be exciting for the Boerne Community Theatre.

On Jan. 15 and possibly 16 the theatre will begin the next session of the 8-week ActIII@ BCT readers’ theatre program. What began as a program for seniors has morphed into one for adults 40 and up but occasionally younger folks join in too.

Jerry Watson will lead the program on Tuesday mornings, from 10 a.m. to noon in the BCT Academy space located in the strip mall just behind the theatre. For more information, email jerryface51@gvtc.com.

A Wednesday evening session is also possible if there is sufficient interest. A free showcase production will be presented on Saturday, March 9, at 7 p.m. in the theatre.

Then Jan. 18 to 26, the annual Theatre On the Edge selection will be staged. It’s a comedy by David Lindsay-Abaire who wrote Rabbit Hole, Wonder of the World and Kimberly Akimbo, all produced by BCT in recent years.

Ripcord is a comedy about two women who end up sharing a room in a retirement home. Abby doesn’t like Marilyn and wants her out. Marilyn isn’t budging.

An unusual bet leads them down a dangerous path with hilarious results. There is a bit of salty language but don’t let that stop you from enjoying a very funny, touching play that features Christine Crowley, who appeared in Funny Valentines, Kimberly Akimbo and The Glass Menagerie; Julie Dupont, who was in Blithe Spirit and Hay Fever; Robert Moritz, who was in Incorruptible, Pied a Terre, Red Herring, Breaking Legs and more; Dede Slaughter aka Dorothy Lin Imrie, who was in Pied a Terre, Gargoyles and Scarecrow Sins; Barry Goettl, who appeared in The Odd Couple, Wonder of the World, Gargoyles and Scarecrow Sins; and new-to-BCT Kirk Logan, who is the technical theatre director for Northside ISD.

Then on Jan. 20, members and volunteers will attend the Annual Meeting. Members are those with a season pass and just about everyone involved with the theatre as a volunteer – those people on stage and backstage, as well as those who serve concessions, run the box office, and help at events. All the board members are also volunteers.

Awards are given out, making this meeting one of the most highly anticipated. The party starts after the matinee of Ripcord, so plan on 5:30 p.m. for drinks, light refreshments and fun.:

The BCT Academy spring session will be held Jan. 23 through April 24 with expanded offerings. New classes and new instructors are added, including Andrew Childers and Tessa Gaston. See the website under Youth for details and information on registering.

On weekends from Feb. 15 to March 2, Psych, a comedy by Lisa Rowe, will be staged. Rowe attended law school at St. Mary’s University and will likely come into town to see the show.

Texas Public Radio will host a reception on Saturday, Feb. 16 before the performance. Emily Piperato is directing with Paul Yoder, Jake Whittenburg, Don Norton, Taylor Walston, Kelli Grant and Martin Vidal in the starring roles.

And last but not least, Watson and Crowley will be opening a new bank account for a Building Fund. Plans to introduce the community to the concept and needs are in the works. More will be revealed at the annual meeting and in some upcoming events for the community.