Next on the Agenda:
ACT Board and Membership Meeting:
Cast Announced for May Production:
Luby - Melanie Dippel
Edith- Glenna Brady...
Olene - Kandese Green
Mae Ellen - Delaney Kolb
Vera - Olivia Alexander
Sammy - Alesa Anguiano
"First Baptist of Ivy Gap" by Ron Osborne.
During WWII, six women gather at the church to roll bandages and plan the church's 75th anniversary. Overseeing things is Edith, the pastor's wise-cracking wife who dispenses Red Cross smocks and witty repartee to Luby, whose son is fighting in the Pacific; Mae Ellen, the church's rebellious organist who wants to quit but hasn't the courage; Olene, who dreams of a career in Hollywood; Sammy, a shy newcomer with a secret; and Vera, an influential Baptist with a secret of her own. When Luby learns her son has been wounded, she confounds the others by blaming the vulnerable Sammy.
Twenty-five years later, our "First Baptist Six" reunite. Back to reconcile with Luby - whose son died of his wounds - is Sammy, whose own son is now in Vietnam; and Olene, whose flashy show business career will set the town on its ear. There to welcome them are Vera, her secret still safe; Mae Ellen, still rebellious and still looking for an escape; and Edith, whose biggest challenge isn't the church's upcoming centennial but revelations that shake relationships formed over a quarter of a century. With humor and pathos, these six very different women find comfort, forgiveness and redemption in each other.
Directed by Becky Terpening. Produced by Maria Almanza.
"Will be compared to Steel Magnolias, but forget steel; these mountain magnolias are pure gold" humor, drama, warmth and six of the most wonderful characters you'll see - tasty comfort for the playgoer's soul."- Bristol Herald-Courier
Once tickets are printed, advanced tickets may be purchased from the cast or several select businesses -- and if you buy in advance, you also get a discounted price!!
Call 575-748-4905 for more information or out of town reservations
May 19 & 20 at 7:30 pm, May 21 at 2:00 pm
Planning ahead for the 2017-2018 season:
Comedy in September
Radio Play in December
Comedy in February
Melodrama in May
(Possible Murder Mystery Party in October, if members would like to continue this type of event)
The Artesia Community Theatre (ACT), a self-supporting division of the Artesia Arts Council, Inc. is endeavoring to bring various types of theatre experience to the community.
As the ACT continues to grow with each new season, your continued support and encouragement will enable you and other members of the community to look forward to more productions. Any and all donations to the Artesia Community Theatre, whether they be monetary, costumes, props, etc. are gratefully accepted and appreciated.
The Artesia Community Theatre is a member of the
American Association of Community Theatres.
For more about AACT, visit their website: www.aact.org
ACT is also active in Theatre New Mexico, Inc. - www.theatrenm.org
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Thanks for your continued
Artesia Community Theatre!
Holly Frontier (in-kind donation)
Director’s Chair Patrons
David & Phyllis Boneau
Reginia Garner (in-kind donation)
Actor’s Guild Patrons
Currier Abstract Co.
Daniel & Monica Russell
Ruth Ann Calvert
Jim & Sandy Schuetz
Design Technician Patrons
Sondie Stockton Agency
Guy Chevrolet Company
Linda Van Der Veen
Tommy & Donna Scroggin
Joseph B. Schiel