If you went back to 2003 and found Theatre B’s founding members, they would have laughed when you said we announced our 11th season tonight. Who would have thought there was that much of a desire to watch ‘theatre for adults’? they would say. And who would have thought there were others who wanted to create and perform it?
Well here we are, 11 years later with an 15-member resident ensemble, often with half of our actors and designers coming in from the community. There is a need, a desire, a hunger from the Fargo-Moorhead community to be challenged. To question. To, dare I say it, rearrange the furniture of their minds.
With that, ladies and gentlemen, Theatre B’s 11th Season:
The season will open in September with the 2010 Tony Award winning play, “Red,” by John Logan. “Red” explores the fictional relationship between artist Mark Rothko and Ken, his assistant. Ken is an aspiring artist who takes on the project to learn from the master, but they each end up learning from each other.
Our holiday show is fulfilling the new Incubator Series for the season, where we take new works and put them on stage. “Scrooge Macbeth, or, A Shakespearian Christmas” by a Theatre B favorite, David MacGregor, is a new comedy about what to do when the show must go on. Literally. After everyone gets food poisoning, the fate of the show is left in the hands of four people who rally to save their theatre. This show will run Thanksgiving through Christmas.
The February show will be a beautiful two-person show called “Gruesome Playground Injuries” by Rajiv Joseph. This show examines the 30-year friendship between two friends, bonded by physical cuts and emotional bruises.
The season will wrap with the 2012 Tony Award-winning “Clybourne Park” by Bruce Norris, loosely based on the acclaimed novel “A Raisin in the Sun.” The two acts of the play occur in the same house, 50 years apart. The show examines stereotypes and stigmas surrounding race, disability and post-traumatic stress disorder.
All roles for all shows are open for public audition. Designers will also be needed for each performance. To get involved, or to check out a script for any of the plays, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.