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The 2024 Bobcat Players Season

The Underpants: April, 2024

A Farce by Steve Martin

Adapted from the Original by Carl Sternheim

 

The time: March 1910. The place: Dusseldorf, Germany. The plot: an innocent woman, Louise Maske, by some accident of physics, bad timing, or poor elasticity, loses her underpants at a popular parade. Just as the King’s cortege passes, the bloomers fall and give rise to a series of scandalous events. The moral: never underestimate the power of a glimpse of lingerie.

 

Peter and the Starcatcher: July, 2024

A Play with Song by Rick Elice

 

This is the enchanting backstory of the famous J. M. Barrie stage play, Peter Pan. Years before the boy who wouldn’t grow up flew into the Darling nursery on a star-studded night, he was an orphan who longed to fly. Accompanied by the lost boys, pursued by pirates, intrigued by a young girl learning to be a starcatcher, this prelude to the beloved story introduces the audience to a host of familiar characters, including the villainous Captain Hook and the winsome Tinkerbell. And it does so with high seas adventures and spirited tunes interwoven throughout.

 

The Last Romance: September, 2024

A Comedy by Joe DePietro

 

Our one-weekend season special is a charming romance by a playwright audiences may remember from Over the River and Through the Woods. The Last Romance is just that: an eighty-year-old widower’s chance at one last love affair. One afternoon the hero of the story, Ralph, changes the course of his daily walk and in doing so changes his destiny. Venturing into a dog park, he meets a lovely older woman, Carol, and relentlessly pursues her until she gives in to his flirtations. But all is not easy. Ralph’s sister is jealous of his new-found love. And the object of his infatuation harbors a secret that may spoil the sweetest of affairs.

 

All My Sons: November, 2024

A Tragedy by Arthur Miller

 

We are proud to bring this classic by a giant of the American theatre to our stage. This is Miller’s first Broadway success, a story of greed, guilt, and loss set in the aftermath of World War II. In small-town America, factory owner Joe Keller and his wife, Kate, have sustained the wounds of an ugly war. Their son, a fighter pilot, has been declared missing in action, but Kate refuses to accept his death. At the same time, Joe refuses to accept his complicity in the manufacturing of defective parts used in American aircrafts. His failure to acknowledge his sins unfolds in this gripping drama.

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