“Fortune’s Child” by Mark Scharf at Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC

Congratulations to frequent BPF Playwright Mark Scharf (whose play Hired Gun will be performed by Theatrical Mining Company in this year’s BPF Season)! His play Fortune’s Child, which was an O’Neill semifinalist and Great Plains Theatre Conference Lab Play in 2010, will have a free staged reading at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina.

Fortune’s Child is the bittersweet story of Susan (a woman dying of ovarian cancer), her brother, Mike (a widower still learning to cope), his daughter/her niece, Sarah (a young woman stretching to grow up) and her boyfriend, Brian (a young man of modest ambition) and their learning that “letting go” is the only way to live.

Theatre 220, Simons Center, 54 St. Philip St. May 31, June 1 at 3pm. Admission: Free.

Arena Players Community Pitch-In: April 14th, 2012

On April 14th, 2012 Arena Players, Inc. will be recruiting 100 volunteers to help us fix and clean up the Playhouse. They are building a new Black box theater on the third floor of our venue, and are presently searching for volunteers and donations of paint. 20 gallons of flat black paint and 20 Gallons of flat white paint are needed. They also need lots of black curtains (legs or otherwise) and various other items (see below.)

Call 410-635-0887 to register as a volunteer or donate.

Additional Items Needed:

  • Steel pipe, 1-1/4" diam. Various lengths to Build a light grid (30×40 feet).
  • Black and White Paint (Or any dark and light color you have in abundance—25-30 gallons of each)
    Pergo/ Laminate flooring (25x50ft)
  • 3 toilets- 1 urinal
    Long Mirrors (Dance/ Body length)
  • Push Bar Security Doors
    Door Closers/ Speed control Devices (8-10)
  • Piping for Pluming—To accompany Toilets (We need older piping—Current installation is incompatible with old piping in the building)
    Windows 2-2/1 by 4ft (7)
  • Fluorescent lights (6) Fluorescent Light Bulbs (40)
    80-120watt Light Bulbs (60)
  • Shelving For Storage/ Props ect…
    Carpet 15×15 (3 office spaces)
  • Large Garbage bins (Plus Recycle bins)
    Curtains/ and or long fabric
  • Drop Ceiling Replacements
    Deep Cleaning Products
  • Gloves
    Nails (1-1/2 to 3-1/4)
  • Screws (1-1/2 to 3-1/4)
    Paint gun(s) Paint rollers, Paint drops, Painters tape
  • Gardening tools
    Saw(s)
  • 6 and 12ft Ladder(s)