By Dra. Lourdes Quijada
THE GRACEFUL old lady of English speaking theater in Panama the Theatre Guild of Ancon (TGA) remains forever young with her recognition that variety is the spice of life, and continues to provide a selection of productions ranging from music and humor to psychological dramas, and sometimes even with topicality.
So whatever your taste, at some time during the year you will find satisfaction in productions by a talented team of directors, producers; actors, and all those behind the scene volunteers needed to give amateur theatricals a professional shine.
The next up is “Bang You’re Dead” which appeared in 2002 as an American drama film based on the play by William Mastrosimone.
Panama’s stage version comes at a time when media, gun control and violence are in sharp focus and “sometimes nightmares come true”.
The play will provide food for thought, discussion, and reflection
The plot deals with the death of five students whose ghosts ask a survivor a young man disturbed by his own demons: “Why me, Josh?”
The psychological drama enters the darkest corners of a teenage mind, haunted by five young teens taken away from their dreams, aspirations and possessions.
Frustrated and angry, the “ghosts” will not rest until they get the answers they need and they use all the tools they have at hand to torture Josh and solve the mystery: Why have they been killed?
This show is PG-13: Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious says the TGA
8:00 P.M. Feb. 8 – 11, 15 – 18
Special Matinee @ 4:00 P.M. Feb. 18
Directed and adapted by: Levys Mon Calderon
Assistant Director: Daniela Noriega
Produced by: Andres Diaz, Levys Mon Calderon and Gabriela Mornhinweg
Assistant Producer: Dayana Moreno and Daniela Noriega
Stage Manager: Kelly Walsh
Cast: Juan Pablo Delgado, Fiona O’reilly, Nick Molina, Ana Raquel Calzada, Joshua Samuels, Raquel De La Guardia, and Anya Sirker