BOBCAT PLAYERS 2023 SEASON
ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS (April 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, all shows 7:30PM)
A Farce by Richard Bean
based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni
with songs by Grant Olding
Directed by Erin Bock; Asst. Director Hannah Eyler
Francis Henshall is a man with an enormous appetite and no meal in sight. But that’s just one
of his problems as he finds himself in Brighton, England, in 1962. Fired from a skiffle band,
embroiled in a fix with small-time gangsters, employed simultaneously by two demanding
masters, Francis isn’t sure if he’s coming or going – or going quite bonkers. Add the fact that
one of the “guvnors” is a girl disguised as her dead twin brother. Add a highly affected actor
who milks every dramatic moment. Add a musical score of 60s songs for multiples of entertaining
scenarios. A Broadway hit of 2014, this show is sure to leave everyone hungry for more!
WHAT I DID LAST SUMMER (September 21, 22, 23, 30, all shows 7:30PM, except October 1 (2PM)
A Comedy by A. R. Gurney
Directed by Johnny Gallagher; Asst. Director Ernie Mancing
It’s the mid forties and World War II is nearing its end in Europe and the Pacific. On the home front,
the rebellious fourteen-year-old Charlie is engaged in his own war between growing up in an
upper crust boarding school environment and lashing out against his family’s conservative values.
While his father is fighting overseas, he is summering with his mother and sister in their
lakefront vacation home. While there he meets a bohemian woman who will change his views on
life. This autobiographical comedy is filled with nostalgia but also fueled by questions of class and
privilege in a time when America is reeling from the impact of actual and metaphorical battlefronts.
THE PRESIDENT or ONE TWO THREE (November 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, all shows 7:30PM)
A Farce by Ferenc Molnar translated by Morwyn Brebner
Directed by Patti Ross; Asst. Director Toyauna Slappy
Norrison is a mid-century business tycoon who prides himself on his impeccable organizational
skills and his facility in controlling his underlings. He is about to embark on an eagerly
anticipated vacation when his wealthy young ward, Lydia, comes to him with a serious problem.
While under his tutelage she has met and married a man of humble origins and dubious
reputation. Her strict, snobbish parents are due to retrieve their seemingly innocent daughter
in an hour’s time. The task before Norrison is enormous: transform this sow's ear of a husband
into a silk purse before their imminent arrival. Will it be impossible or easy as 1 2 3?