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The Queen of Bingo; a Play by Jeanne Michels & Phyllis Murphy
February 5th - February 14th, 2021 CST
Online sale ends: 02/05/21 at 5:30pm CST
Old Fort Players
725 Avenue G
Fort Madison, IA 52627
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“The Queen of Bingo” features 'Sis' and 'Babe,' two sisters on the other side of 50 who are looking to add a little fun and excitement to their lives. OFP veteran (Actor & Director) Dorothy Schulte will portray the role of Sis. Sis is a good loser who just loves to play Bingo. Babe, played by Youth Theater Director and veteran actor, Richar Abel, is a player who always has to win. Sis is naturally fit and trim. Babe is naturally overweight and always fighting the battle of the bulge. Sis is content in her widowhood. Babe is still looking for love. On this particular night, Babe and Sis share something new as they each confess a secret and find a special kind of redemption. On any Bingo night at St. Joseph's, you can find Father Mac, Lonnie and Cindy Conklin, Marge Meranski, Coach Anderson, and the many off beat, colorful regulars we meet through the eyes of Sis and Babe. They dish the dirt, giggle like school girls and share old memories. Sis and Babe are sisters and best friends. They've been coming to play Bingo together for years because they love it. Father Mac is a kindly, hard-working priest whose role has been filled by Robbie Phillips. The role was cast and re-cast when finally, Robbie decided to dust off his Irish accent and take on the small part. After many years in the theater, yet still unable to avoid typecasting, Ty Clute will fill the role of the Bingo Caller, a smooth-talking ladies’ man.

Right before intermission the audience will participate in a Bingo game called ‘The Middle Bird Special.’ The prizes (a store voucher for a turkey) have been donated by HyVee. A raffle will be held during each show for a basket filled with several Bingo-themed goodies along with one LULAC Bingo packet (for redemption at the LULAC when Bingo playing resumes). Raffle tickets will be $2 each or 3 for $5.

Sponsoring the show is Lee County Bank.

“The Queen of Bingo’s” original production staged by Rowan Joseph. Originally produced by Shane T. Partlow and Robert B. Shaffer with Rowan Joseph and Kevin Eberly as presented by Chicago's Theatre a Go-Go, Inc. “The Queen of Bingo” will be presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York. 

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Masks are required to be worn at all times unless seated. No outside food or drinks. No recording or live streaming is permitted during the performance.
Additional Information
Limited tickets are being sold as General Admission so we can provide a COVID FRIENDLY seating. You will be assigned seats once you are checked in at the theater. IF you have special requests for a seating for example: you wish to be up front for hearing/seeing or you require a handicap accessible seat in the back or a wheelchair location. Please call the theater or send us a message on our facebook page.

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7:30pm to 9:30pm
Doors open at 6:45pm

General Admission: $15.00
Senior/Military/Veteran: $12.00
Students/Child: $10.00

All Ages

Old Fort Players<br> 725 Avenue G<br> Fort Madison, 52627




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