This Sunday at 2 pm will be the final performance of The Boutique Theatre’s production of Mary Chase’s award-winning play, Harvey, also wrapping another successful for the theatre. “We are very grateful to have seen many new faces approach The Boutique this past season, to become involved on and offstage, and with new and unique offerings,” commented Ken Sebryk who, along with his wife, Karrie, founded The Boutique Theatre to provide community theatre opportunities for Puerto Vallarta long-term and full-time residents.
In order to kickstart the 2019-2020 season, a team comprised of current and past directors have been meeting on a regular basis with the purpose of establishing new guidelines and providing The Boutique with a back-to-basics approach: theatre. “We have cheerfully opened our doors in the past to a number of cultural activities outside of the realm of theatre, including lectures, solo concerts, film screenings and talks,” explained Sebryk. “Moving forward, we will focus our energy exclusively in producing the best possible community theatre.”
To that effect, The Boutique’s 2019-2020 season will consist of no more than seven plays, from November 15 to April 15 of the following year. The aforementioned team is currently looking for play submissions from current and new directors that meet the following criteria:
- Plays in the following genres: comedy, drama, melodrama, mystery or musical.
- Must be suitable for community theatre performers and for dinner theatre audiences.
- The length of the plays must be 90 minutes or less.
- Plays will be performed Thursday, Friday and Saturday for three consecutive weeks, 6-8 pm.
The planning team will accept plays submitted until May 15. All plays will be carefully reviewed, selected and announced on June 30. All qualified directors will choose shows they wish to direct with no one person directing more than one play per season. “We are truly excited with the new, more specific approach we’ve proposed and are truly grateful for the support we’ve received from our current team of directors and actors, and look forward to opening the doors to new talent. We are also grateful for our partnership with Nacho Daddy, and look forward to another successful season.”
IMPORTANT: The final two Dinner and a Movie screenings will take place on Tuesday, April 23 and 30, at 5 pm. Kami Desilets continues to perform her weekly show I’m Playing Me! A Modern ‘Broad-ville’ Cabaret Monday evenings at 6 pm through May 27.
Paco Ojeda is The Boutique Community Theatre’s Publicity Manager. A Puerto Vallarta-based freelance communicator, he writes news and stories for Puerto Vallarta’s English-speaking community at his blog, paco-ojeda.com.