Those Player’s Parties… better than scaling Everest!
2021 Marks The 40th Anniversary Of The Bonn Players–and 2022 the celebrations!
2021 was, to a large extent, a hiatus for theatre (professional and amateur) in Bonn, in Germany, and around the world. We at The Bonn Player’s did not let it get the better of us.
- Our youth theatre group was born in 2021, and performed smashingly for the first time at the Bonn Theaternacht at the Brotfabrik in September.
- The summer window in COVID restrictions briefly allowed us to hold “in-person” rehearsals again, which culminated in a teaser performance of The Diaries of Adam and Eve (also at Theaternacht).
- We rounded off 2021 with a full-blown version of Jean-Paul Sartre’s No Exit, adapted from the French by Paul Bowles, which we performed in The Brotfabrik to almost sold out audiences in November.
In 2022, we will move ahead and extend our 40th anniversary celebratations in the best way possible. An “encore” performance, if you would.
Even as the world looks on with trepidation while Covid-19 gains yet another ‘second wind’, we will carry on doing all those things which has boosted our companionship — play readings, quiz evenings, workshops, social events AND plays on stage – as we steer our energies in to performing both postponed and new plays in Bonn (dates, venues and titles to be confirmed), and at FEATS in May 2022.
Finally, we will celebrate, even if belatedly, the 40th anniversary of the Bonn Players in August 2022 at our gala dinner (see below) at The Dreesen Hotel – confirm your attendance now!
If 2022 promises anything, it is to be prepared for everything—both old and new!
We are preparing a colourful book to commemorate the 93 performances that The Players have put on since 1981. This will include a history of the group, anecdotes and testimonials on the creation and performing of each production. The book will be ready towards the middle of 2022 and will be made available for purchase.
Gala Anniversary Dinner
Saturday 27th August 2022
Originally we were going to celebrate our 40th anniversary on August 28, 2021,
with a gala dinner on the banks of the Rhine. With an abundance of caution,
the committee decided to postpone to 2022.
The new date is now August 27th, 2022, just 364 days after the original date.
Please note this date in your calendars so that we can mark this jubilee.
Also watch this space for further information & updates!
Take a room, believe me you won’t make it home – they party too hard!
I got on stage with them, sang so loud & they didn’t chase me off!