Welcome to our 44th Season!

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

By C.S. Lewis
July 14th – 31st, 2022

One of BTE's biggest summer hits makes its triumphant return! A cast of local kids and professional adults bring to life the story of the Pevensie children, who make their way to the magical land of Narnia. Whether you're a lifelong fan, or experiencing the story for the first time, this classic tale will enchant the whole family!

GA - For General Audiences

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Presented Event: The Great American Gunshow

By Team Sunshine Performance Corporation
August 12th & 13th, 2022

Conceived by Philadelphia-based Team Sunshine's co-founder Makoto Hirano, GUNSHOW explores the intersection of the Asian/Asian-American immigrant narrative and the gun-law debate, filtered through the lens of urban and rural communities. Created through interviews and group discussions with community members in various locations (including Bloomsburg), this will be the first look at a multi-year exploration about safety and "otherness." Directed by Alex Torra and created in collaboration with Ping Chong + Company.

Past Shows This Season

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By Chelsea Marcantel
September 16th – October 10th, 2021

When actual guitarist Nina enters an air guitar competition, she thinks the whole thing is pretty silly, but she soon discovers that it takes real talent and charisma to become the champion. Does Nina have what it takes to do more than play pretend and seriously rock it? Airness is a comedy about "being authentic to your true self, letting go of your inhibitions and accepting others for who they are."
– Onstage Colorado

MA - For Mature Audiences: Language

Old-fashioned radio microphone with an On Air sign on a white background with text Merry Christmas, George Bailey

Merry Christmas, George Bailey

Inspired by The Lux Radio Theatre broadcast of It's A Wonderful Life
Adapted by James Goode
Music by William Decker

Join us in the studios of WBTE Radio for our recreation of a 1940s radio broadcast, complete with singing commercials, sound effects, and audience participation. Since its premiere in 2002, this BTE original adaptation has warmed holiday hearts from Allentown to South Dakota. The time is right to welcome the beloved story back to Bloomsburg; how one person's seemingly ordinary life is revealed to be, in fact, extraordinary.
School matinees are available.

GA - For General Audiences

This show is replacing our previously scheduled show due to the safety concerns regarding young actors. 'A Christmas Story' will return in a future season!

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The Mountaintop

By Katori Hall January 20th - February 6th, 2022

On April 3rd, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spent his last night on Earth in room 306 of the Lorraine Motel. This fictional account of that final evening explores the man behind the legend, and takes us on a journey we'll never forget. Winner of the Laurence Olivier Awards for best new play of 2010, The Mountaintop "crackles with theatricality and humanity more moving than sainthood." – Newsday
School matinees are available.

MA - For Mature Audiences: Language / Topic

Witch - A wicked play by Jen Silverman

By Jen Silverman
March 31st - April 16th, 2022

Village outcast Elizabeth should be an easy target since her neighbors already suspect her of witchcraft, but the devil will have to get creative if he wants to buy her soul. A dark and dramatic retelling of the a familiar story (with a dash of wicked humor), this sharp, subversive fable is "utterly spellbinding." – Los Angeles Daily News

RA - For Restricted Audiences: Language / Topic / Violence

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A film by Jonanthan Nunan
April 29th & 30th, 2022

An experimental documentary featuring Black women's stories and observations as they navigate Austin, Texas.

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The Christians

By Lucas Hnath
May 26th – June 12th, 2022

Pastor Paul is having a crisis of conscience. After a divisive sermon, the congregants of Paul's newly renovated mega-church struggle to see eye-to-eye. Both epic and intimate, this melodic drama asks "legitimately difficult questions about belief and behavior." – The Guardian

MA - For Mature Audiences: Topic