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‘Roses in December’ opens in Tillamook Sept. 15

Published on September 12, 2017 3:22PM

Anita O’Hagan and Bill Farnum, two veterans of the Tillamook Association of the Performing Arts, star in “Roses in December.”

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Anita O’Hagan and Bill Farnum, two veterans of the Tillamook Association of the Performing Arts, star in “Roses in December.”


TILLAMOOK — In a world of texting, emails and social media, the art of letter writing seems lost.

Not so in the Tillamook Association of Performing Art’s fall romance, “Roses in December,” which opens at the TAPA Barn Community Playhouse on Friday, Sept. 15, and runs through Saturday, Sept. 30. Friday and Saturday shows start at 7 p.m., Sunday shows at 2 p.m.

In this play, told through letters, a young official in a college alumni office invites a celebrated but reclusive author to the 35th reunion of his class. When he declines, she charmingly prods him, and thereby begins a witty and revelatory written correspondence that becomes part mystery, part memory and part romance.

Sponsored by the Rendezvous Restaurant, and Krazy Kat Productions, this play is directed by Joni Sauer-Folger, a TAPA veteran director and actor.

The two-person cast features two TAPA veterans.

Anita O’Hagan, who has been cast in a number of different roles, from a snarky wife to a flighty housekeeper, plays Carolyn Meyers, who is tasked with inviting famous alumni back for a weekend.

Bill Farnum plays reclusive author Joel Gordon. Farnum has been seen in numerous TAPA productions, including the musical “Dames at Sea,” “The Great Gatsby” and “Sherlock’s Secret Life.”

Tickets are $15 per person and available at Diamond Art Jewelers (503-842-7940). For more information, email info@tillamooktheater.com or find us on Facebook.

Celebrating more than 35 years in Tillamook, TAPA is a nonprofit community theater dedicated to providing performing arts experiences through entertainment, education and community participation.

TAPA’s playhouse is located at 1204 Ivy St., adjacent to Les Schwab Tires.



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