Welcome to BCP, The Heart of the Boquete Community
BCP has been at the heart of the Boquete community since 2005. And while many consider it to be "The Theater" or "The Tuesday Market," in reality, The BCP evolved to become a cohesive organization dedicated to serving the entire Boquete community. And because of our expanding services to the community, while we know that the letters BCP are well recognized, we are changing what they stand for.
Since BCP has been the heart of the Boquete community for many years, we are changing the meaning of those three valued letters to mean
Boquete Community Pulse.
To go with the new definition, we have established a new mission statement:
"Enriching the life of the Boquete Community through the
Arts, Entertainment, Community Events, and Services."
During the current state of emergency, quarantine and social distancing, clearly the activities of BCP have been restricted.
The BCP Tuesday Market reopened on Tuesday 29th September in our new location in the Arco Iris Salon at the Feria grounds.
MINSA rules for social distancing, temperature testing and mask wearing are strictly observed, and with these measures in place we are limited to 50 vendors and 50 visitors at any one time Click here for more details
We are pleased to announce that the theater space at the TapOut building will continue to be used for Boquete's theater and other productions.
BCP and TapOut have been in negotiations to allow this to happen. Despite BCP's initial offer to rent the theater space from Tapout for BCP productions, TapOut management has generously agreed to allow BCP productions to continue in the theater at no cost so that community theater may continue. Other productions and events may also be held in the Boquete Community Theater now that BCP can leave their equipment in place.
Of course, there is no indication yet as to when we might be able to stage productions or what social distancing limitations may exist, but BCP intends to stage the play, "Blithe Spirit" as soon as possible once government restrictions are lifted.
We are restarting the talks on November 19th, but with a difference!
For a long time, we have had mixed comments about holding the talks at the same time as the market. While some found it convenient because they only had to come once, others complained about the noise from the market and the crowds outside they had to push though. Also we often had market vendors who would have liked to attend but couldn't because they had to stay at the market.
So, we are making changes. The talks will not be on Tuesday, and we are renaming them Community Chats, with the aim that they become less formal than the theater environment, and this will hopefully bring more interaction between the speakers and the audience. There will also be held in the Boquete Library, and health limitations mean that initially we will ony be able to seat 25 people at a time.