BLUEBARN THEATRE ANNOUNCES
Season 31: Memory
This season BLUEBARN delves into the collective unconscious with five transcendent theatrical experiences, sure to linger long in your memory after you leave the theatre.
What do we choose to remember? What do we allow ourselves to forget? In finding our individual answers to these questions, we discover the nature of our identities, our views of society, and our responsibilities within it. We transform memory into history, into adventure, into myth. We create the past with these choices. We define our present. We shape the future.
World Premiere Production
by Beaufield Berry
September 26th – October 20th , 2019
In commemoration of the centenary of the Omaha race riots of 1919, BLUEBARN presents the world premiere of Beaufield Berry’s evocative account of our city’s past centered on the story of William Brown. Accused of a crime he couldn’t physically have committed, the infamous torture and lynching of this 40 yr old factory worker is a stain on America’s heartland. Red Summer presents an unflinching depiction of a city on the brink of chaos and a compelling portrait of the black migrant experience, each grounded by a deeply affecting vision of Will’s life and relationships before he became a tragic headline.
History is not a burden on the memory but an illumination of the soul.
A VERY DIE HARD CHRISTMAS
by Jeff Schell and the Habit
November 29th – December 22nd, 2019
Yippee-Ki-Yay, BLUEBARNERS! An outrageous take on the Most. Beloved. Christmas Movie. Of. All Time, we cordially invite you to our company Christmas party at Nakatomi Plaza! All NYPD Blue’s John McClane wants is to come to the coast, get together with his estranged wife, and have some laughs. But when a team of well-choreographed, vaguely European terrorists start taking hostages as part of their nefarious plot to…who cares 😊 John has to cowboy up! Starring the dead guy from The Sixth Sense, the cop outside with Twinkies, big big hair, cocaine, indoor smoking, Professor Snape, and 40 floors of sheer adventure!
Hilarious, action-packed déjà vu… all over again.
by Will Eno
January 30th – February 23rd, 2020
You are invited to a celebration. We will talk about time, gratitude, our childhoods, and the million miracles at work in the world, in every single moment. There will be pictures. There will be music. Gifts. Wonder. Grief. Rebirth. From Will Eno, author of the BLUEBARN’s productions of Thom Pain and Gnit, comes an extraordinary, strange and beautiful experience that wakes up the big questions, and awakens us to one another with sly humor, compassion, and grace. P.S. There will be cake.
Pulitzer Prize Finalist
by Jordan Harrison
March 19th – April 12th, 2020
In the near future, ‘Primes’ are available from the good people at Senior Serenity, the latest devices for helping people with their fading memories and loss of companionship. Marjorie’s daughter and son-in-law have purchased Walter Prime (a holographic projection of her husband as he looked in his 30s) to keep her company. As the Prime is fed memories and conversation, the shape of their lives are revealed, more and more years are covered and recovered, and the nature of memories, the legacy of the past, and the promise of the future are all called into question.
Memories are not the key to the past, but the future.
A CHORUS LINE
Conceived and Originally Directed and Choreographed by Michael Bennett
Book by James Kirkwood, Jr. & Nicholas Dante, Music by Martin Hamlisch, Lyrics by Edward Kleban
Winner of 9 Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize
May 14th – June 14th, 2020
A singular sensation. A cultural touchstone. An iconic masterpiece. A Chorus Line has captivated generations of theatre theatregoers with its unforgettable score, astonishing songs, and stunning choreography. Rediscover the raw emotion, heart and determination of the unsung heroes of American musical theatre, the chorus dancers. Drawn from real experiences that resonate even more strongly today, share the hopes and dreams, failures and successes of 16 dancers with their lives and careers on the line as they endure a grueling audition process. Rediscover the power, rediscover the beauty, embrace the spectacular magic of one of the finest musicals ever set to stage.
Experience A Chorus Line again, for the very first time.
Do you remember what you did for love?
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