A performing church troupe is using its creativity to fulfill a necessity.
The Burbank First United Methodist Church Players (BUMPS) had planned to produce a full staged production of its Mystery Radio Theatre performance of "The Gazebo" by Alex Coppel but found the show called for area lighting and dimming on the stage, said co-director Cheryl Butler.
"There were a lot of lighting requirements that we can't do," Butler said. "Since we had a cast in place and the rights to the show, we decided instead to use it as a fundraiser for a more professional lighting and sound system in Trever Hall."
BUMPS had been performing two shows a year, but recently had to lay off, in part because they lost their contact from a professional lighting company that allowed them to borrow the equipment.
A band of the original players is trying to get BUMPS back on the stage, and this show is kicking off an Angel program to recruit sponsors to back their theatrical productions, Butler said. Those who donate will be treated to incentives like having their name listed in the program and an Angel pin.