BTE's Adventurous 39th Season

Body Awareness    Every Christmas Story Ever Told    Gunpowder Joe    The Foreigner    The Nether


The Foreigner

March 16th through April 9th
Thursdays, Fridays,
and Saturdays at 7:30PM;
Sundays at 3:00PM
“Pay What You Wish” Thursday & Friday, March 16th and 17th at 7:30PM
“Pay What You Decide”  Opening Night, Saturday, March 18th at 7:30PM

By Larry Shue,
directed by Elizabeth Dowd

Freshly arrived from England, shy Charlie Baker poses as a man who can't speak English at an inn in rural Georgia.  Meant as a tactic to avoid conversation, Charlie's new identity tangles him up in a delightfully silly endeavor to save the inn and its quirky inhabitants from some dangerous locals. We're so excited to bring back this laugh-out-loud audience favorite!

Great for fans of I Love Lucy and The Jerk, and BTE audiences who loved One Slight Hitch.

Rated MA for comic adult situations and socially insensitive language. Best for older kids and adults.


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Body Awareness

September 22nd through October 9th, 2016

A serious comedy by Annie Baker, directed by Richard Cannaday

While housing a controversial photographer for the local university's "Body Awareness Week," liberal academics Phyllis and Joyce try to determine if their son has Asperger's Syndrome. A quietly hilarious, refreshingly honest comedy from one of America's most popular young playwrights, Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Baker.




The Nether

April 27th through May 21st
Thursdays, Fridays,
and Saturdays at 7:30PM;
Sundays at 3:00PM
NO PERFORMANCE Sunday, May 14th, Additional performance Wednesday, May 3rd
“Pay What You Wish” Thursday & Friday, April 27th and 28th at 7:30PM
“Pay What You Decide”  Opening Night, Saturday, April 29th at 7:30PM

By Jennifer Haley,
directed by Richard Cannaday

The Nether is a virtual wonderland that provides total sensory immersion. Just log in, choose an identity, and indulge your every desire without consequence. But when a young detective uncovers a disturbing brand of entertainment, she triggers an interrogation into the darkest corners of the imagination. A disturbing sci-fi thriller from the mind of playwright and Hemlock Grove screenwriter Jennifer Haley.

Excellent for fans of The Matrix and Law and Order: SVU, and BTE audiences who loved Doubt.

Rated RA for strong adult topics and intensely mature content. Not recommended for young audiences. Trigger warning for sexual violence involving children.



Every Christmas Story Ever Told

November 25th through December 23rd, 2016
By John K. Alvarez, Michael Carleton, and James FitzGerald,
directed by Daniel Roth

Three under-prepared actors make a hysterical attempt to tell all of your favorite Christmas stories in just under 90 minutes. Featuring (insert your favorite Christmas song/movie/book/ tradition here)!  A high-speed holiday romp for the whole family!





Gunpowder Joe

January 19th through February 5th, 2017
By Anthony Clarvoe, directed by Laurie McCants

Witness this world premiere play about innovative scientist, religious dissenter, friend of our Founders, and local legend Joseph Priestley. A compelling historical drama about Priestley's arrival in Northumberland during the tense days of early American politics. Featuring live music, exciting scientific demonstrations, and enthralling visual design. Enjoy this collaboration between our professional ensemble, award-winning playwright Anthony Clarvoe, Friends of the Joseph Priestley House, and Bucknell University.


Read about our new Theatre Ratings System here.     Read about "Pay What You Wish" and "Pay What You Decide" performances here.

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