New Show Packs Pilot Point Opera House!

Full cast 2Yeehaw! The Paint Horse is really excited!

The first performance on Sunday afternoon, June 8, of The Girl I Left Behind Me just about packed out the Pilot Point Opera House. It was a very good opening show for this cast of 24 young people and 2 adults. We need to iron out some microphone glitches and a few lines and some backstage business, plus introduce a little more “scenery changing” entertainment for the very-patient audience. But the cast did well and had a good time and the audience laughed and applauded and seemed to really enjoy it.

After one more technical rehearsal, we’ll tackle Friday and Saturday nights at 7 pm and do our final performance on Sunday, June 15, as a 2 pm matinee.

Paper storyThe historic Opera House on the square in Pilot Point, Texas, is turning out to be a wonderful venue and location for FFP. Our first production there was the Tuesday night December 2013 performance of Sam Shade. It went so well, they wanted us back.

The Girl I Left Behind Me is a classic prairie Western set in North Texas in the latter 1800s, so we just wrote the town of Pilot Point, the 1800s Opera House, the original 1800s bank and newspaper all into the play. They are all still operating, by the way!

And the Pilot Point Post-Signal has given us some great coverage! The story at left was featured while we were still in rehearsal (so costumes were not all there yet).

Of course we took a good bit of creative license with the very real history of the era, since this is a romantic musical comedy, and an often slapstick one at that!

Please see our public Facebook fan page for lots of pictures and news and comments regarding the play.

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