By Bryan Davis
After numerous delays in the past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tin Building Theatre comedy, “Bad Medicine,” will finally open at the Bosque Arts Center in Clifton on May 14 for four performances. The show will run for three days over one weekend, including a dinner theater performance and two afternoon matinees.
Director Lorana Rush describes “Bad Medicine” as a comedy/farce which she said is just what audiences need to “tickle their funny bone” after a year without theater. The play’s leading man is being portrayed by none other than the playwright himself, Michael Tennant. Tennant’s character, Ackley Hornsby, is the world’s greatest novelist, but writes under the pen name, Brenton Love. A hopeless hypochondriac and recluse, Ackley refuses to leave his apartment. As the release of his highly anticipated newest work nears release, he begins to receive death threats and madcap mayhem ensues in a race to find out who is out to kill him.
Tennant is supported by a talented cast of local stage veterans. Kenny Bosher, who starred in the last TBT stage production, plays Steve Bosnich, the irritated and driven publisher. Summer Bekkelund portrays Dr. Julia, the mysterious and dark homeopath with a secret. Stage veteran Debbie Rollins is Gloria, an egotistic mad woman on the loose with a gun. And Don Boysen completes the talented cast as the cunning private eye.
The play opens Friday, May 14, with a 7 p.m. regular performance. Saturday, May 15 will feature a matinee at 1:30 p.m. and a dinner theater performance at 6:30 p.m. The show will close with a final Sunday matinee on May 16. Regular performances are $15 and the dinner performance is $50. Tickets may be purchased online at bosqueartscenter.org or by calling the BAC at 254-675-3724.