40th anniversary Season
Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble is thrilled to announce its 40th Mainstage Season.
Single tickets go on sale in September.
the diary of anne frank
Adapted by Wendy Kesselman
Directed by Ensemble Member Daniel Roth
September 14 through October 8, 2017
Witness the true and profoundly moving story of Anne Frank, the young girl whose diary documents the years her Jewish family spent in hiding during the Holocaust. This impassioned drama is all about finding small moments of serenity and optimism amidst persecution. We are honored to present a powerful evening of theatre for those who cherish stories like Schindler's List, Number the Stars, and BTE audiences who loved The Miracle Worker and Gunpowder Joe.
Rated GA – Appropriate for all ages
A Christmas carol
Adapted from Charles Dickens
and directed by Richard Cannaday
November 24 through December 27, 2017
Since the earliest days of BTE's 40 year history, audiences have been delighted, charmed, and frightened by this timeless holiday classic, and we are thrilled to once again stage the ghostly trials and ultimate redemption of Ebeneezer Scrooge. Atreat for the whole family, for those who join us every year, and those just starting the tradition. Long-time BTE patrons will be excited to see founding ensemble member Rand Whipple reprise his role as Scrooge almost 40 years later!
Rated GA – Appropriate for all ages. (prepare for some ghostly magic).
I and You
By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by James Goode & Richard Cannaday
January 18 through 28, 2018
Anthony arrives unexpectedly to complete an urgent school assignment with bed-ridden Caroline. As each begins to let down their guard, their project on Walt Whitman's poetry unlocks the deeper mystery that brings them together. A coming-of-age story about youth and the beauty of human connection from America's most produced young playwright. Great for fans of Gilmore Girls, The Fault in Our Stars, Everything Everything, and BTE audiences who adored Romeo & Juliet.
Rated GA, best for older kids.
the legend of georgia mcbride
By Matthew Lopez
Directed by Eric Wunsch
March 15 through April 8, 2018
When Casey's gig as an Elvis impersonator no longer pays the bills, his only choice is to seize the next opportunity that comes his way. We invite you to join Casey on his hilarious journey to become the greatest Drag Queen in Panama City, FL! Clap your hands and stomp your feet for this rock ‘n’ roll comedy, one of America’s hottest new plays. Perfect for fans of Ru Paul's Drag Race, The Birdcage, Mrs. Doubtfire, and BTE audiences who laughed till they cried for Leading Ladies.
Rated MA for mature audiences.
By Jordan Harrison
Directed by Daniel Roth
April 26 through May 20, 2018
In the near future, a service creating holographic projections of late family members allows a dying woman to spend time with a younger version of her deceased husband. A heart-wrenching sci-fi tale about the collision of grief and technology. From the pen of Jordan Harrison, award-winning playwright and writer/producer for Orange is the New Black. Ideal for thoseenthralled by The Twilight Zone, Her, The Left Hand of Darkness, and Cocoon.
Rated MA for mature audiences.