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'Six Characters in Search of an Author' Adapted from the original by Luigi Pirandello (2023)

Adapted and Directed by David A. Miller
A Co-Production with Bloomsburg University Players

Six characters, abandoned by their playwright, interrupt a theatre company's rehearsal in the hopes of finally telling the story they each carry within them. This absurdist work once caused a riot when it was first performed! Weaving together the talents of the Resident Acting Company and Theatre students from Bloomsburg University, this new adaptation asks the question: "Who decides what stories are told and by whom?"

This show contains mature content that may be uncomfortable for some audience members, including discussions of grooming and coercion, gun violence, and suicide. The production includes the use of a prop gun and sound effect. No explicit action is depicted onstage.

'A Christmas Carol' by Charles Dickens (2022)

Adapted and Directed by Aaron White

A joyful holiday favorite returns! When Bob Cratchit timidly asks for Christmas Day off, his curmudgeonly boss Ebenezer Scrooge only grudgingly gives it to him. Little did Scrooge know what ghostly adventures he was about to go on that very night. Scrooge's story of forgiveness and joy will be sure to get you in the holiday mood with a fresh new adaptation, lots of holiday music, and theatrical spectacle!

'Merry Christmas, George Bailey!' (2021)

Adapted for the stage by James Goode | Directed by Elizabeth Dowd
Music by William Decker | Musical Director Aaron Eldred

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.

'As You Like It' by William Shakespeare (2013)

Directed by Laurie McCants

Can love conquer all, or is it merely madness? Banished to a forest, fair Rosalind chances to meet love-struck-dumb Orlando wandering there. Will they live happily ever after in spite of death threats, battling dukes, confused identities, questionable poetry, and the odd wrestling match?

As You Like It by William Shakespeare, recorded in live performance on February 1, 2013. Adapted and directed by Laurie McCants. Music by Band of Angels.

'Daddy Tightwad' (2010)

Adapted from Moliere's 'The Miser' by James Goode | Directed by Elizabeth Dowd

He loved money more than . . . well. pretty much everything else! When his kids -- who call him "Daddy Tightwad" -- are eager to marry and get lives of their own, the real fun begins.

Set during the Florida Real Estate boom of the 1920s, "Daddy Tightwad" is a re-imagining of Moliere's comic classic The Miser by BTE member James Goode. Daddy Tightwad, is a perfect antidote to your stay-at-home-blues.

'Letters to the Editor' (1998)

Directed by Gerard Stropnicky

The story of life in Bloomsburg Pennsylvania as told through two-hundred years of letters written to the editors of local newspapers. By turns funny, poignant, infuriating, and thought provoking, this original work by the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble has been compared with Thornton Wilder's Our Town for the truths it tells about American life. It received national attention as the result of coverage on NPR's All Things Considered.

This version of the show was produced in cooperation with Scranton and Wilkes-Barre area PBS Television station WVIA in 1998. Please note that the video quality and production practice reflect the standards of the time.