First Baptist of Ivy Gap: Poignant Comedy Makes Its Houston Debut
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Olive Fisher, an elderly actress whose minor claims to fame are as aged and worn-out as she is, sits at the center of the biting comedy of Olive and the Bitter Herbs. At war with the world -- and plagued in particular by the gay couple living next door -- Olive is a cranky curmudgeon who has come to accept (and expect) a life with little more than her razor-sharp tongue to keep her company. But when a mysterious specter named Howard begins to visit Olive's mirror, a string of strange incidents and coincidences will turn her little world upside-down. Learn More
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Goldstar isn't letting me just fill in a review without doing a rating, so I am giving this 5 stars for the way the theater handled a situation. Unfortunately the show did not go on the night we attended because one of the lead actors got a sudden severe nose bleed that would not stop. Most importantly we hope she is okay. The theater handled it all well and gave us vouchers for any future performance. We WILL be back for a future performance. Looking forward to it!
1945, WWII is going on overseas. Back home the local women gather to roll bandages for the soldiers, and plan the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the church. Red Cross smocks, bandages, wise cracks, and witty repartee help the First Baptist Six do their part for the war effort.
1970, and the six are back together to celebrate the 100th anniversary, and catch up on each other’s lives. We will find what dreams were realized and what dreams were squashed. During this we will also find out what was really going on 25 years earlier. These mountain magnolias are pure gold, providing humor, drama, warmth, and six of the most wonderful characters you will see.
Written by Ron Osborne. Directed by Doris Merten with assistance from Haig Caesar.
Featuring: Renea Been, Carol Davis, Nora Hahn, Keitha Mae Hanks, Kristi Nicholson and Amesti Reioux.