Roses in December opens Sept 15th

Carolyn (Anita O’Hagan) and Joel (Bill Farnum) in Roses in December

In a world of texting, emails, and social media, the art of letter writing seems lost. Not so in TAPA’s fall romance, “Roses in December”. 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. The New Yorker called it “Rich and revealing.”

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 Tillamook Association of the Performing Arts veterans as well. Anita O’Hagan, who has been cast in a number of different roles, from 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. Bill has been seen in numerous TAPA productions, including the musical “Dames at Sea”, “The Great Gatsby”, and “Sherlock’s Secret Life”.

“Roses in December” opens September 15th with a Gala Celebration, and runs through September 30th. Friday and Saturday shows start at 7:00 pm, Sunday shows start at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $15/person and available at Diamond Art Jewelers, 503-842-7940. For more information, email or find us on Facebook.

Celebrating over 35 years in Tillamook, TAPA is a non-profit community theater dedicated to providing high quality performing arts experiences through entertainment, education, and community participation. TAPA’s Barn Community Playhouse is located at 1204 Ivy St, on the corner of 12th and Ivy, adjacent to Les Schwab Tires.