Making magic with Bad Medicine

Bosque Arts Center’s Tin Building Theatre offers Spring 2020 comedic mystery, Bad Medicine

CLIFTON – The Tin Building Theatre of the Bosque Arts Center is in the midst of rehearsals for their Spring 2020 production, a full-length play Bad Medicine by Michael Tennant – a suspenseful comedic mystery with a touch of romance.

Exchanging the spotlight for a behind the scenes roles, veteran TBT actresses Lorana Rush and Linda Lowrance this time are the production’s director and assistant director guiding their actors through stage positions, comedic timing, line delivery and everything else involved in getting the play ready for opening night May 2.

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The Bosque Arts Center Tin Building Theatre’s 2020 production is the full-length play Bad Medicine by Michael Tennant (above); Bob Fuller and Kenny Bosher go through a scene (top).

Ackley Hornsby, played by Bob Fuller, is a brilliant novelist, writing under the pen name, Brenton Love. A germaphobe, a hopeless hypochondriac and a loveable, vulnerable recluse, Ackley refuses to leave his apartment. And even so, he is afraid of getting into contact with toxic air and waste.

His doctor Julia, played by Connie Terry, tailor-makes natural medicines and remedies for Hornsby’s endless ailments, and is paid handsomely for her daily visits. His publisher Steve Bosnich, played by Kenny Bosher, is concerned about making deadlines and more money with the release of Hornsby’s highly anticipated newest work attacking big business pharmaceutical companies.

As the book Bad Medicine is about to be published, Hornsby begins to receive death threats. Enter a cool and collected private eye Cleatus Forsythe – played by TBT newcomer Michael Richardson – to help find the source of the threats. Now, Ackley is in a race to find out who is trying to take his life, as impending doom approaches.

As Hornsby struggles to keep his identity a secret, and to protect his greatest work, a mysterious, cunning temptress Gloria – played by Deb Phinney – from his past resurfaces.

Actor/writer/director/producer Tennant’s written works primarily include educational musicals, based on historical figures. He is owner of Play With Your Food in Southern California, a dinner theater where fine dining meet outrageous comedy. Two of the TBT’s performances are dinner performances, offering just that.

The TBT is very excited because the author has been in contact with the director and has expressed interest in attending one of the performances.

Performance dates are May 2 - Dinner Theatre @ 6:00; May 3 - Honor Mom Matinee & Dessert @ 2:00; May 8 - Regular Performance @ 7:00; May 9 - Dinner Theatre @ 6:00.

Tickets to this must-see comedy go on sale in April.

For more information, contact the Bosque Arts Center at 254-675-3724. Tickets can be purchased through the BAC website at: https://www.bosqueartscenter.org/tickets.aspx. Follow the troupe on https://www.facebook.com/TinBuildingTheatre. The Bosque Arts Center is located at 215 College Hill Drive in Clifton.

Photos by SIMONE WICHERS-VOSS

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