CLOC Presents “The Shame of Tombstone”

Cloudcroft Light Opera Company kicks off it’s 20th Anniversary Year Memorial Day Weekend with “The Shame of Tombstone”, a melodrama they first performed in March of 1994. Performances are scheduled for May 27th, 28th and 29th as well as June 3rd and 4th the following weekend. Shows start at 7:30 PM at the Picnic Pavilion in Zenith Park and are free to the public. CLOC does encourage those of you who attend the performances to contribute to the “Pan Handler” at intermission. All money collected goes to the “Founders Scholarship” Fund. Plan on attending for an evening that is sure to entertain the whole family!

“The Shame of Tombstone” by Tim Kelly – Amanda Goodsort, once a Boston society belle, has journeyed to Arizona to find employment so that she might support her infant daughter. Alas, she must perform on the stage of Tombstone’s famous Birdcage Theatre, where soldier lads and silver miners come to gawk and applaud! In order that her true identity never be revealed, Amanda sings in disguise and is known far and wide as The Masked Canary; but to civic leaders like the tenacious Flora Courtland, who is determined to drive her out of town, she is… “the can i buy nexium over the counter in australia shame of Tombstone!” Alas, the wily villain, Judge Mortimer Harshly, and a pretty cohort, Peachy Jamm, discover Amanda’s secret and decide to blackmail her. The side-splitting action begins on the day Amanda’s grown daughter arrives in town with her two companions, Lonely Wolf, a Harvard-educated scout, and Lt. Pete Bogg, a manly chap who has everything… including PX privileges and a future pension. An outrageous company of funny characters add to the confusion: Cantankerous Ol’ Timer; Wing Tip, the Oriental philosopher who is available for witty sayings and tea-brewing; Fifi, the French maid from Bisbee. But above everything is the sheer nastiness (and comic genius) of the Judge. All ends suitably with the meanie’s defeat, Amanda’s vindication and a sing-a-long to keep the audience smiling.

Cloudcroft Light Opera Company was organized to provide entertainment for locals and visitors to Cloudcroft and was so successful as to enable the organization to evolve into providing scholarships for local high school graduates and monetary help during the year to selected events for the enjoyment and education of our young adults. CLOC operates wholly as a nonprofit disbursing all funds locally.
For the cast of characters and more information about Cloudcroft Light Opera Company visit their website at www.cloudcrofttheatre.com.