Theatre with a Purpose

One thing that I think Theatre B does really well is produce theatre that will always leave you thinking. At the end of nearly every show, you’ll be questioning, wondering. It is theatre with a purpose.

I have the privilege of performing in our upcoming special project, ReEntry. ReEntry is a docu-drama made up entirely of interviews with Marines and their families. It looks at Marines before deployment and after they return. This truly is theatre with a purpose.

There’s some powerful stuff in this show, people. Stuff that will be meaningful to everybody. It is honest, it is moving and it is surprisingly funny. Our ideal audience is filled with people who have an interest in the Marine Corps, whether you are a veteran of any branch of the military or you know someone who has served. Which is probably all of you.

One of the biggest joys of being in this show is working with former Army┬áSergeant Keith Huff. Keith hasn’t acted before, but he heard about the show and (with a little encouragement) contacted Theatre B. It’s been such a pleasure working with Keith — he has an invaluable insight to the stories that are weaved into the script. He’ll further explain what would happen in this situation or that situation, and he’s provided all of us with background knowledge so we can better understand our characters. It’s been fabulous.

The first performance of ReEntry is this Friday at the Empire Theatre in Grand Forks at 7 p.m. There are four more performances as follows:

Fargo: Nov. 11, 3 p.m., American Legion
Bismarck: Nov. 17, 7 p.m., Bismarck State College
Fargo: Nov. 20, noon and 3 p.m., Fargo VA Health Center

I hope you all can make it to at least one of the shows. This script is worth hearing.

You can also find more information on Theatre B’s website.

Listen to an interview on Prairie Public Radio with director Brad Delzer.

Emily Clemenson
Liz & Others, ReEntry

Production Manager 2012-13

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