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Our 2019 Season

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Our 2019 Season!!
The Azle Arts Association's Popcorn Players have performed a variety of productions over the years like melo-dramas, comedies, musicals and dramas. We hope that a wide selection of shows will appeal to a broad audience and that there will be something for everyone to come and enjoy.

Please Note: Check back here often as shows, dates or times could change.

Raising Cane
Written by Marylou Ambrose and Tony Schwartz
Directed by Monica Goth
Show Dates: January 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 2019
Raising Cane

The atmosphere at the Sunnyvale Senior Center is far from sunny. The decor is depressing, the lunches are lousy, the activities are asinine, and the social director is nauseatingly perky. 

Attendance is down to three seniors, and they're crabby as hell. Then a mysterious man on work release from the local prison arrives to do community service. He's called "Cane", and as he goes about his custodial duties, he imparts a bit of wisdom, a few words of encouragement, a joke or two - and hope for the future. Energized, the seniors stage a revolt, with hilarious results! Who is Cane? Why is he in prison? And why does everyone - seniors and staff, suddenly feel like anything is possible?

Bad Year for Tomatoes
Written by John Patrick
Directed by Rita Davis
Show Dates: March 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 ,31, 2019
A Bad Year for Tomatoes

Fed up with the pressures and demands of her acting career, the famous Myra Marlowe leases a house in the tiny New England hamlet of Beaver Haven and settles down to write her autobiography. She is successful in turning aside the offers pressed on her by her long-time agent, but dealing with her nosy, omnipresent neighbors is a different matter. In an attempt to shoo them away, and gain some privacy, Myra invents a mad, homicidal sister - who is kept locked in an upstairs room, but who occasionally escapes long enough to scare off uninvited visitors. The ruse works well, at first, but complications result when the local handyman develops an affection for "Sister Sadie" (really Myra in a fright wig) and some of the more officious ladies decide it is their Christian duty to save the poor demented Sadie's soul. In desperation Myra announces that her imaginary sibling has suddenly gone off to Boston - which brings on the sheriff and the suspicion of murder! Needless to say, all is straightened out in the end, but the uproarious doings will keep audiences laughing right up to the final curtain, and then some.

A hilarious success dealing with the very funny misfortunes of a famous television actress who seeks to "get away from it all" in a small New England town.

Nana's  Naughty  Knickers
Written by Katherine DiSavino
Directed by Gabriel Cohen-Rivas
Show Dates: May 31, June 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 2019
Nana's Naughty Knickers

Bridget and her grandmother are about to become roommates. However, what Bridget saw as a unique opportunity to stay with her favorite nana in New York for the summer quickly turns into an experience she'll never forget. It seems her sweet grandma is running an illegal boutique from her apartment, selling handmade naughty knickers to every senior citizen in the five-borough area! Will Bridget be able to handle all the excitement? Will her nana get arrested - or worse - evicted?

Heaven Can Wait
Written by Harry Segall
Directed by Monica Goth
Show Dates: July 26, 27, 28, August 2, 3, 4, 2019
Heaven Can Wait

Mr. Jordan is checking passengers who are to depart in an airplane for the Hereafter. The routine is interrupted by the arrival of Joe Pendleton, an attractive prizefighter, who refuses to admit he is dead and induces Jordan to look up the "records," which reveal that Joe is not scheduled to arrive for another 60 years! But, as Joe starts to return to earth to continue his fighting, word reaches Heaven that Max Levene, Joe's manager, thinking he had been killed, had Joe's body cremated, and Joe has no body to return to. Jordan promises to find Joe another body and is informed that the wealthy Jonathan Farnsworth is about to be murdered by his wife. So Joe suddenly finds himself in the home of the financier, visible as Joe to the audience but apparently as Farnsworth to Mrs. Farnsworth, and the public. The comedy begins when the pompous "Farnsworth" unaccountably goes into training as a fighter. In addition, "Farnsworth" decides to share his wealth and right the wrong "he" did to charming Bette Logan's father. Bette, having despised Farnsworth, finds herself falling in love with him and he with her. Just as Joe (still in Farnsworth's body) is about to get a chance to become a fighter, Jordan reports that Farnsworth does not approve of Joe's treatment of his body (and money) and is raising a fuss to have it back. While deciding on another body for Joe, Jordan receives a flash that K.O. Murdock, the champion, has been mysteriously shot. As K.O. is about to be counted out Jordan transfers Joe's spirit into the body of K.O. in time to have K.O. remain champ. There are still problems to be straightened out when Joe really becomes Murdock and loses memory of his previous existence-including Bette. Fortunately they meet and fall in love again-and Mr. Jordan is free to head for the Hereafter, his earthly task accomplished.

Don't Dress for Dinner
Written by Marc Camoletti
Directed by Gabe Cohen-Rivas
Show Dates: September 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 2019
Don't Dress for Dinner

Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic Parisian mistress in his charming converted French farmhouse, whilst his wife, Jacqueline, is away. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights, and has invited his best friend, Robert, along too to provide the alibi. It's foolproof; what could possibly go wrong? Well.... suppose Robert turns up not realizing quite why he has been invited. Suppose Robert and Jacqueline are secret lovers, and consequently determined that Jacqueline will NOT leave for the weekend. Suppose the cook has to pretend to be the mistress and the mistress is unable to cook. Suppose everyone's alibi gets confused with everyone else's. An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as Bernard and Robert improvise at breakneck speed.

Always A Bridesmaid
Written by by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten
Directed by Ron Counts
Show Dates: November 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 2019
In this hilarious comedic romp, four friends have sworn to keep the promise they made on the night of their Senior Prom: to be in each other's weddings... no matter what. More than thirty years later, these Southern friends-for-life are still making "the long walk" for each other, determined to honor that vow. ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID is the rollicking tale of four loyal and determined women who definitively answer the question, "Just how far are you willing to go to keep a promise to a friend?"

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