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Cast for Palestine Community Theatre’s production of Bingo! include (Back Row Standing: Amelia Cook, Tamara Ashmore, Michael Cook, Carol Moore, Cassandra Berry, Margie Guinn; Middle Seated: Chaundra Dantin, Terri Warren, Brandon Haygood; Front: Sandy Webb, Rigo Serralde, Kevin Guinn, and William Strange.

Palestine Community Theatre (PCT) will finish out the 2016-2017 Season during the last two weekends of Dogwood Trails with its production of Bingo!

The Winning Musical, directed by PCT veteran Michael Cook. Mr. Cook has assembled a strong cast for this musical comedy about die-hard Bingo fans and friends: Vern, Patsy, Honey, and Bernice. These friends will stop at nothing, including braving one of the worst storms in over fifteen years, to play Bingo and celebrate the birthday of the game’s creator, Edwin S. Lowe.

Love looms between the gentleman Bingo caller, Sam, and Honey; Patsy struggles to keep her myriad of good-luck talismans in play; and Vern takes on a Bingo student for the first time in years. But . . . who is this student? She looks so familiar to everyone. Is she truly there due to the storm, or does she have ulterior motives? To add to the fun and mystery, the audience plays a few games of Bingo along with the cast and wins a prize or two.

Performances will be March 31 through April 2 and April 7 through 9, with curtain on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. There will be a complimentary wine and cheese reception in the lobby of the historic Texas Theatre at 213 W. Crawford in downtown Palestine on Friday, March 31, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for all performances are $15 for adults and $10 for students ages 4 to 18 and may be purchased online at or at our local ticket vendors: Palestine Area Chamber of Commerce, Palestine Visitor Center, Blake Furniture, and Discount Pools.

PCT is also proud to announce its 2017-2018 Season, which will be kicked off with the Summer production of Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach, a full-length, child-friendly musical based on the book by the same name. Auditions for this production will be Saturday, April 29, at 10:00 a.m. at the Texas Theatre (

The Fall production of The Tin Woman will follow, along with two musical productions Irving Berlin’s White Christmas in December and a Spring production of Little Shop of Horrors.