Remember the cult film classic, “Harold and Maude”? Bisbee’s
Obscure Productions’ will be moving “Harold and Maude” from screen to stage at
Central School Project, April 18 through April 27. Bud Cort and Ruth Gordon
created two quirky, charming characters that hold a special place in film
history. The film is number 45 on the American Film Institute’s list of 100
Funniest Films. Colin Higgins wrote the screenplay, as well as a novel and a
play with those characters.
The play, “Harold and Maude,” runs April 18 through April
27. Damian Farrar will embody Harold, and C. Gilles-Brown will channel Ruth
Gordon as Maude. The cast is the BOP mix of local stars and newcomers who
participate in the fun of Harold’s obsession with death and Maude’s embrace of
life. Funerals and suicides (mock), flowers and music: “Harold and Maude” plays
the full circle of emotions. BOP veterans include Suzi Pretty as Harold’s
Caroline Raven as Inspector Bernard and Britt Hanson as
Father Finnegan. Rita Bryant will make her BOP debut as Marie, the maid.
Opening Night, April 18, will again feature the First
Night Café with wine and baked goods from the BOP Bakers. Friday and Saturday
performances, April 19, 25 and 26, are at 7:30 p.m., with matinees April 19 and
26 at 3:00 p.m. All performances are at the Squffy Theater at Central School
Project, 43 Howell Avenue in Old Bisbee.
tickets will be available at Atalanta’s Music and Books in Old Bisbee, The
Bisbee Food Coop in Lowell and from Bisbee’s Obscure Productions. For credit
card sales from BOP, add $1 per ticket. Contact them at PO Box 277, Bisbee AZ
85603, 520.432.2901, or email@example.com for more information. Tickets
are $12 at the door for adults and $6 for students.
Abby Hottel and Caroline Raven will be gardeners and the police in Harold and Maude.