Play along with the 'Queen of Bingo'


Come play bingo and laugh along with Sis and Babe during the Front Porch Theatre's upcoming production of "The Queen of Bingo."

The play is at 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, May 12-13 and 19-20 and 3 p.m. Sunday, May 14. Tickets, $15, are available at 669-0930 and BlackMountainArts.org. The arts center is at 225 W. State St.

Connie Hurst, left, and Deborah Sinclair are bingo-playing sisters in "The Queen of Bingo," a fast-paced comedy at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts.

The play, at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts, is directed by Kay Wise-Denty, a local resident and theater veteran who was most recently seen acting in the Front Porch Theatre’s "The Dixie Swim Club."

“I am so excited to be working with this talented and experienced cast for 'The Queen of Bingo,'” she said. "Between the five of us, I believe we have a combined experience of 60-plus years in theater, screen and radio.”

Connie Hurst plays Sis, Deborah Sinclair plays Babe, Michael Crosa is Father Mac and Steve Jencks plays the caller. Grace Carter is stage managing, her 12th Front Porch Theatre production.

"The Queen of Bingo," written by Jeanne Michaels and Phyllis Murphy, is a comedy about two middle-aged sisters who love to play bingo together but whose personalities could not be more different. One has come to play and the other plays to win. On the night in which the play is set, each of the sisters reveals a secret while they sit among the other bingo regulars. One of the sister’s anxieties come to a head, and the other sister calms, supports and understands her in the way that only a sister can - with humor and love.

Each audience members will receive a bingo card to play along for prizes.

This will be the fourth season of the Front Porch Theatre, whose past shows have included "Quilters," "Greater Tuna," "Steel Magnolias," "Turn of the Screw," "The Dixie Swim Club" and "Fully Committed."

For more, contact the arts center at 669-0930 or BlackMountainArts.org.