Bay City Players Presents Virtually:

Bitter Alice- July 21

As we continue staying home and staying safe, we are happy to be able to bring you another installment in the #MakeArtVirtual series. This week we are bringing you Bitter Alice by Daniel Fenton


An Irish family is caught in the hysteria of hypochondriac Ma Katy and her fear of death due to her belief in the Irish legend of the “banshee.” If it can happen to Ned the donkey, it can happen to anyone.


Tom O’Shea – Jeffrey Merriman

Nora O’Shea – Amy Sabourin

Katy O’Shea – Elizabeth Dewey

Tim O’Shea – Drew Hoag

Sean O’Shea – Daniel Barnes

Tomeileen Fahey – Timothy Simons

Mary Clare – Judy Harper

Father Flynn – Todd Little

Doc Sweeney – Alan Greenberg

Narrator: Anne Kukla

Tech: Jacob Kaufman


About the playwrights:

Daniel Fenton is an award-winning writer and playwright. His play “Belongings” was honored as the Distinguished Play of 2002 by American Alliance for Theatre in Education. The play was a semi-finalist in the Bonderman National Playwriting Symposium and was subsequently workshopped as part of New York University’s Festival of New Plays at the Provincetown Playhouse. “Belongings” and another play, “Brooding and Dangerous,” are published by Dramatic Publishing. Recently, he is the recipient of Frank and Katrina Basile Award for Best Play (“Hearts and Bones”). “Brooding and Dangerous” was staged at New York’s Harold Clurman Theatre as a finalist in the annual Off-Off Broadway Original Short Play Festival and at the Mill Mountain Theatre in Roanoake, VA. His play “Aunt Molly’s Hungry Ragged Blues” dramatizes the story of folk singer and miner activist Aunt Molly Jackson based on her own oral histories and has toured throughout Southeastern Kentucky and the Virginias, including Appalshop in Whitesburg, KY. “Bitter Alice,” a play steeped in the lore and legend of rural Irleland, has been read by Chicago Dramatists and the Algonquin Project

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