Boiling Point Players Announces Cast For The 2019 Season
Boiling Point Players has selected its cast for the 2019 season. Audiences can expect to see a few familiar faces from past BPP productions as well as some fresh talent. The 2019 season begins January 31, 2019 with "A New World Cabaret" and closes with double feature one-acts in April.
A New World Cabaret
January 31, 2019
at Rudyard's British Pub
Treat yourself to BPP's annual showcase of the performing arts. The cabaret's feature playwrights are Yunina Barbour-Payne, Karen Heimbaugh and Michael Weems. Find out how they translate a "new world" theme onto the stage. You can also anticipate a fun mix of poetry, singing, dancing, improv, and more. Dare we mention the drinks and delicious food?
Performers: Kacie Adams, Callina Anderson, Katy Burns, Lesley Clinton, Caryn Fulda, Katherine Rinaldi, Whitney Zangarine and improv duo Ophelia's Rope
*Tickets available January 2019
Boiling Point Players carries Black History Month into March to bring you...
Precious Memories, A One Woman Show
at Texas Southern University Museum
This work investigates personal, historic, symbolic, archival and linguistic significance of Black Appalachian contributions. What was so special about Newtown? Where is Newtown today? What was black community life like in Appalachia? Come see "Precious Memories" to see what some say being Black in Appalachia is all about.
Cast: Yunina Barbour-Payne
*Tickets are free to the public. BPP invites audience members to donate to the Christiansburg Institute for whom the show is dedicated.
*Tickets available February 2019
In April, Boiling Point Players in association with Cone Man Running Productions presents...
Double Feature One-Acts
April 2, 3, 7, 8, 9 and 10
at Studio 101, Spring Street Studios
"Barren" by Karen Heimbaugh.
Parallel universes run amok as a mysterious being helps destroy a familiar designation of family. Can an "everywoman" define a life with meaning outside of the parameters of expectation? Can She do it without saying "fuck" every five seconds?
WOMAN: Lauren Hainley
HUSBAND: Christopher Krause
BEST FRIEND/ FEMALE STRANGER: Cheramie Hopper
TEEN DAUGHTER/ADULT DAUGHTER: Katherine Rinaldi
MOTHER: Laura Bellomy
FATHER: Michael Raabe
SOMEONE: Elyse Rachal Freeman
"Three of a Kind" by Michael Weems
Jamie and Reese, a terribly mismatched couple on their second date, are baffled when triplets are left on Jamie's doorstep. Jamie optimistically accepts the challenge to raise the children, but struggles to convince Reese that this was meant to be. After they retreat to their parents for sage advice, the couple meets at the hospital to make their final decision.
Hold on. The story isn't over yet.
When reading this did you presume Jamie was female and Reese male? You're ½ correct. This story will see its lead actors perform once, swap roles/genders, and then perform the show once again. "Three of a Kind" is a modern exploration on preconceived gender roles in today's society coupled with the story of this young couple's challenge.
*Tickets available March 2019