Yesterday, there was an art exhibition by a Costa Rican artist at the BCP (Boquete Community Playhouse). I really liked her artwork – it was pen & ink with pastels. She had several pictures of iguanas, and one picture of an owl that I found fascinating. The owl’s head was nicely detailed, but the feathers on the rest of his body weren’t feathers at all – they were small images of the insects and vegetation the owl eats. I had to do a double-take, because at first glance, they did look like feathers. Very interesting
They also served lunch there. (The BCP is kind of the nerve center for social activity in Boquete, hosting these types of events, the Tuesday market, informational presentations, plays, etc.). The special of the day was chicken enchilada soup, served with a couple of cheesy jalapeño muffins. Really delicious soup, so thick you could almost eat it with a fork.
Speaking of plays, the final performance of Neil Simon’s “Rumors” was happening at 2 p.m., so after viewing the art and having lunch, I stayed for the play. There’s a small theater at the BCP that holds about 80 people, and this performance was very well attended. For a local cast of characters, the actors did very well, and it was very entertaining. This is the first “community” outing I’ve been to, but I’m sure it won’t be the last!