The Boundary Theatre Group began rehearsals last month on their newest production—The Speakeasy.
It is set to hit the stage in April. The play is another original script by Terry Keough, who says with a laugh, “If you do original then nobody can point out your mistakes.”
The play takes place from 1926 through to New Year’s Eve 1929, back when prohibition clubs were all the rage and gin joints were everywhere offering a good time.
At Big Al’s club, acts from all over the world would come to play to the rich and famous as the wealth of the world grew at a pace never seen before. Then something happened that changed the club forever and left the players and staff at the speakeasy stuck in limbo.
Keough says they will perform the play first in Bridesville, with two nights of dinner theatre and then to Midway two weeks after that as the first fund raising project to help John Hibberson’s new theatre group raise money for lights, etc. “Since our group does all our events for charity this is a good fit,” he says. “We are fortunate that our former careers in music allowed us to have all of the gear we need for these things so we want to help encourage local theatre any way we can.”
The cast includes Terry and Shannon Keough, Emilio Martinez, Rossana Garcia-Manzano, Karen Harpur, Colleen Smith, Erika Taffel and Olivia Pedlar; with Ellen Tolsen and Rae Pedlar handling the lighting and stage management.
Tickets will go on sale in early February and they will not last, given that when the theatre company did the Chickens play they sold out two shows in four days – before they even put the ad out.
Keough says they have a good regular group of followers whose names are kept on an email list. After word gets out to the list, there are usually a few tickets left.
If anyone wants to be put on that email contact list they can call Shannon Keough at 250-446-2942.