Four Old Broads on the High Seas

written by Leslie Kimbell

Directed by Chris Chiola

DATES: 2024  June 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30

Get ready to set sail with your favorite Old Broads. Yes... they’re back again and ready for a Sassy Senior’s cruise to the Bahamas. Beatrice is determined to have her pick of ALL the eligible men on the ship... but Maude, fresh from her win at The Miss Magnolia Senior Citizen Pageant, plans on being her biggest competition. Wedding bells are ringing for Sam and Imogene... maybe. And Eaddy... well... she just wants to know what all the fuss is about up on the topless sun deck. Throw in a murder mystery, a fabulous drag queen and a crazy costume party, and you’re in for a laugh-a-minute, side-splitting laugh-out-loud night of fun.

Opening night June 14, 2024 is Gala Night. Each ticket holder receives one free beverage and complimentary hors d'oevres.

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LOVE LETTERS

July 27  7:00             July 28   2:00

This acclaimed theatre piece is comprised of letters exchanged over a lifetime between two people who grew up together, went their separate ways, but continued to share confidences. As the actors read the letters aloud, what is created is an evocative, touching, frequently funny but always telling pair of character studies in which what is implied is as revealing and meaningful as what is actually written down. Nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, this funny and touching work is a unique and imaginative theatre piece which, in the words of the author, “needs no theatre, no lengthy rehearsal, no special set, no memorization of lines, and no commitment from its two actors beyond the night of performance.”

This production features local actors Mike Arseneault as Andrew and Shay Knorr as Melissa. Directed by Mike Arseneault, who directed 3 different casts for another local community theatre group in July 2018. “He’s pleased to perform and bring this innovative iconic production to TAPA. Love Letters is a perfect way to celebrate love!”. This production has some mature language and themes, and is intended for a mature audience. Plenty of laughs but bring a tissue or two.

Performances will be held on Saturday, July 27 at 7:00 pm and Sunday, July 28 at 2:00 pm at TAPA’s Barn Community Playhouse, 1204 Ivy Avenue, Tillamook, OR, 97141. Guests should plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early. Doors open one half-hour prior to curtain. Concessions are available pre-show and during intermission with beer, wine, soft drinks, snacks & desserts. There is one 15-minute intermission. The performance with be approximately two hours in length. This facility is wheelchair accessible. Tickets are on sale now at tillamooktheater.com or call the TAPA box office at (503) 812-0275 to purchase tickets, ask questions or you need assistance. Past productions have sold out in advance so don't delay and miss out. This volunteer production is directed by Mike Arseneault and Co-Produced by Robert Buckingham and Mike Arseneault. Thanks to our Show Production Sponsor Tillamook Vision Center for helping to make quality live theatre happen here in Tillamook and beyond.

Cast Biographies: (in alphabetical order)

Mike has performed in over 100 musicals, plays, and revues, in Toronto, Portland (OR), the Oregon Coast, and here in the City of the Arts. An award-winning theatre performer, select favorite theatre roles include: Baker (Into The Woods), John (Miss Saigon), Nathan (Guys and Dolls), Rooster (Annie), Motel (Fiddler), Beadle (Sweeney Todd), Etches (Titanic), Peter (Company), Dickon (Secret Garden), Hysterium (Funny Thing...Forum), and many others. Mike has played the role of Andrew in five different productions, as recently as this past May, and founded his own theatre organization, IOCO Players Theatre, just outside Vancouver, B.C, at the end of 2020. Mike is happy to own a place in Nehalem to reside and thrilled to be working with Shay and the TAPA team on this special production. Mike also created Auditions. A Musical Revue, his sold-out one-man musical revue STAGES: Songs From Broadway, STAGES: Sondheim & Schwartz, and Lullaby To Broadway in Canada.

Shay lives in Nehalem with her partner Paul and the cutest cocker spaniel in the world. At 10 yrs. old, Shay filled in for a sick friend in a play. There was one line, the audience laughed, and she has been on stage ever since. She has performed with many theatre companies and improv groups, commercials, TV, radio, and videos both in Portland and Los Angeles. For 30 years, Shay was a commercial producer, director, playwright and is now a personal story performer and coach through her story telling group Solo Speak. Shows at the beach include: Moon over Buffalo (Riverbend Players) also directed by Mike Arseneault, Clue the Musical (The Coaster Theatre), Suite Surrender (The Coaster Theatre) and Frankenstein (Riverbend Players).

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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

written by Edward Albee

Directed by Robert Buckingham

DATES: 2024 September 20, 21, 22, 27,. 28, 29, October 4, 5, 6

George, a professor at a small college, and his wife, Martha, have just returned home, drunk from a Saturday night party. Martha announces, amidst general profanity, that she has invited a young couple—an opportunistic new professor at the college and his shatteringly naïve new bride—to stop by for a nightcap. When they arrive the charade begins. The drinks flow and suddenly inhibitions melt. It becomes clear that Martha is determined to seduce the young professor, and George couldn't care less. But underneath the edgy banter, which is crossfired between both couples, lurks an undercurrent of tragedy and despair. George and Martha's inhuman bitterness toward one another is provoked by the enormous personal sadness that they have pledged to keep to themselves: a secret that has seemingly been the foundation for their relationship. In the end, the mystery in which the distressed George and Martha have taken refuge is exposed, once and for all revealing the degrading mess they have made of their lives.

Opening night September 20, 2024 is Gala Night. Each ticket holder receives one free beverage and complimentary hors d'oevres.

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