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100 strong for BCT: Community Theater hits century mark for productions

In the back row from left to right are Eric Callagan, Kirk Karstens, Katie Carpenter, Jesse Mix, Amanda Mix and Gary Rozman. In the front row are Holly Alcott, Bridget Westrum, Mark Fulton and Steve Saari. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)

BEMIDJI -- For its 100th production, Bemidji Community Theater will perform “Two on the Aisle and Three in a Van” by Mary Lynn Dobson.

The play, which opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, is a comedy where the point of view comes from the unsung heroes who call the show, man the spotlights, sew the costumes, count the tickets and suffer through every flubbed line, forgotten prop and missed cue, according to director Vicki Stenerson.

“It seems appropriate that this landmark is commemorated by a play that shows the behind-the-scene action involved with theater,” Stenerson wrote on the program about it being the 100th show by the Bemidji Community Theater.

The play will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8, 9, 15 and 16. Matinees at 2 p.m. are set for Sept. 10 and 17. Tickets cost $12 for adults, $6 for children and can be found at Ken K. Thompson Jewelry, 1080 Paul Bunyan Dr. NW, or at Iverson Corner Drug, 408 Minnesota Ave. NW.

If You Go:

What: “Two on the Aisle and Three in a Van” production by Bemidji Community Theater

When: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8, 9, 15 and 16. Matinees at 2 p.m. Sept. 10 and 17

Where: Chief Theater, downtown Bemidji

Tickets: $12 for adults, $6 for children