The BurkTech Players are celebrating their historic fifth year by combining new and old with a production of Neil Simon’s "The Good Doctor."
2018 marks the fifth year of operation for The BurkTech Players at Texas Tech and it is shaping up to be their most ambitious year yet. This Friday and Saturday(Nov 9-10th), The BurkTech Players will present Neil Simon's The Good Doctor, their second full-length production. This is coming on the heels of a full and exciting fall season. The BurkTech Players have been hard at work giving workshops, performing at First Friday Art Trail, and developing a new play that will be produced in the spring.
The Good Doctor is a wonderful fit for The BurkTech Players for a number of reasons, and they are honored to be working on a Neil Simon piece so close to his passing. The works of Neil Simon have long been known for a focus on shared humanity, what brings people together, and this lines up perfectly with the goals of The BurkTech Players. The show allows for so many of our wonderful students to be featured and to give them room to grow as performers. In preparation for the rehearsal process, the leadership team felt it was necessary to gather talented and passionate individuals who would all bring their unique style to the production. Five directors were chosen, one of whom personally worked with Neil Simon, and they have been tireless in their preparation of the actors to create a seamless evening of theatre.
The show opens this Friday at All Saints Episcopal School in Lubbock. The continuation of a partnership that has been fruitful not only for The BurkTech Players but also the High School students who gain invaluable experience assisting the crew. New this year, the production will take place in the main auditorium of the school instead of the smaller Black Box. This is another indication of the immense growth that The BurkTech Players have seen in recent years and where they are going in years to come.
The fifth year for The BurkTech Players may be near its halfway point but the work that these students put into their roles shows no sign of slowing down. Come out and see this amazing ensemble of talented people. Tickets are free and there is no need for a reservation. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 pm.