Watch now! Potato Gumbo by Jean Ciampi
Our doors might be closed right now but we are dedicated to our mission of providing high-quality theatrical experiences for the entertainment, education, and enrichment of the community. Bay City Players is excited to participate in the #MakeArtVirtual campaign started by our friends at Midland Center for the Arts! Beginning this week, our home-bound actors will start bringing you online readings of new and familiar comedies, starting with Potato Gumbo by Midland playwright Jean Ciampi. We will stream a new live reading every Tuesday! This will be streamed LIVE from our Facebook page, so tune in and enjoy a night at the theatre from the comfort of your own home. The live reading will be recorded and available for viewing for a limited time on our Facebook page and website. Watch the recording here. Wanting more? Like us on Facebook here!
Potato Gumbo Synopsis:
A touchingly honest and sometimes zany look at the challenges of aging, Potato Gumbo tells the poignant story of Gretchen and Thomas, her dream, ill-gotten handcuffs, a diagnosis, and adult children who must parent parents.
Gretchen could create the ideal recipe if she could get to the New Orleans School of Cooking. Her whimsical and light-fingered ways draw Thomas into her schemes, but an impromptu road trip ends with return under police escort. Darkly serious issues begin bubbling up: Is Gretchen’s “whimsy” declining mental faculties or worse? How much can one old heart endure? When must elder care end and control begin?
- Gretchen Nelsen read by Debbie Lake
- Thomas Trahan read by John Tanner
- Barbara Winter read by Sarah Smith
- Jack Trahan read by Matthew Schramm
- Jim Cappazolli read by Leeds Bird
- Gail Johnson read by Ann Russell-Lutenske
- Donna Holbrook read by Marci Rogers