The last time I wrote about a play in Boquete Panama I said, “Unlike most plays done in Boquete, this play is not light and comical; it is sad and tragic. The comedy, dark as it might be, is hard to find.”
Last night we went to the dress rehearsal of The Long Weekend, another production by the Chiriqui Players. This time we laughed. The play was funny, it was light, it was comical and the quality of the acting the only common thread to the last performance. Written by a Canadian, Norm Foster, Boquete seems to be the right venue for this surprising production. We have professional theater in Boquete Panama, and it is being performed by your neighbors, produced and directed by other neighbors and it is for all of us to enjoy.
As we left Susan Thoms said this is a play every married couple can relate too. It is so true, it is a play to make anyone who is married laugh, cry, or if that is not safe, chuckle quietly. It is also a play to make anyone considering marriage, reconsider, with a smile.
The cast is all new, Dana Applegate, Elliot Earle, Harrison Mayers and Carmecita MacIntyre. They were simply fabulous. It is clear that the pool of talent in Boquete is dep enough to be called a well. The direction by Jim Hatch is first rate, as we all expect. The behind scene performances of the supporting staff perfect. With special accolades to Conner Craig on the lights and William Slagle on sound. Jim encourages young people, like them, to get involved in theater, it is hard work and they did it well.
The play starts as a all too typical weekend encounter between “friends”. It evolves, and this expression from Dana will, I am sure pop on to your face at times during the performance.
If I chose to write my review of this play on the mens room wall in the BCP Theater, someplace strangely appropriate, it would say, “For a Good Time, see The Long Weekend”.
Great Theatre Entertainment
The Chiriqui Players will be performing “The Long Weekend” by Norm Foster on
February 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 at 8 pm.
Sundays, February 13 and 20 at 2 pm.
It is being performed in THE BCP auditorium so you now where, you know when and now you know why to go.
Tickets for the event cost $15/pp. however, we are offering groups of 10 or more, a special rate of $10/pp.
We are offering two (2) matinees particularly for groups to be able to come and enjoy this fabulous play on Sundays. If you arrange a bus of more than 10 people to come on any of the above dates, please contact Heather Macaulay at firstname.lastname@example.org to advise how many people will be coming and on what date. She will save the tickets for each group.