Tom Griffin's The Boys Next Door has sadly come to an end, but we'd like to congratulate everyone who worked to make this show possible. We'd also like to thank our faithful audiences for supporting us by purchasing tickets and telling everyone they know to attend. And now, it's time to look forward and "sea" what's on the horizon with the Bobcat Players...
Presenting our summer show, Foolish Fishgirls and the Pearl, written by Barbara Pease Weber! This quirky comedy tells the story of two sisters who own an oceanfront bed and breakfast appropriately named Sea Hags. Both women are jaded former mermaids who have dedicated their lives to warning young women of all persuasions about the risks of loving mortal men. A fierce winter storm arrives, fate intervenes and second chances arrive in the most unlikely forms.
Intrigued? Why, of course you are--but wait, there's more! Foolish Fishgirls and the Pearl is directed by Shelly Cary. You may remember her successful direction of Marc Camoletti's Don't Dress for Dinner or her performance in last year's outreach program, Bedtime Stories by Norm Foster. Cary's comedies thrive on our stage, and we know this one will be no different.
The cast of Foolish Fishgirls and the Pearl is a perfect blend of new faces with fan favorites. Artistic Director Patti Ross joins Kathleen Regan onstage as sisters Oceana and Coral. Regan will perform on our mainstage for the first time in this show, but you may remember her from our award-winning production at the Pittsburgh New Works Festival last year!
Both Dave Neuhart and Mace Porac were both last seen on our stage in the season special production of Neil Simon's The Good Doctor. Neuhart plays Floyd, a regular patron of Sea Hags, while Porac will portray Marina, the elitist cousin of Oceana and Coral.
Jenn Rian--with plenty of experience from R-ACT--joins the Bobcat Players for the first time to play the role of Sheila. Sheila is the town police chief, dog catcher, public works commissioner, justice of the peace, and... well, you get the idea.
Michael Prest plays our young love interest, Nathan, who is smitten with newcomer Jovanna Green as Pearl. As much as I'd love to tell you more about them, I'm committed to a strict "no spoiler" policy... so you'll just have to come and "sea!"
Foolish Fishgirls and the Pearl is a feisty fairy tale that can be enjoyed by all ages. The show runs July 14-15 & 20-22, so mark your calendars now and we'll let you know as soon as tickets go on sale. Plus, stay tuned for our next blog entry, featuring an exclusive interview with director Shelly Cary!