BSB's 30th Season Announcement Roars!
HAPPY 30th ANNIVERSARY, BSB!
Yes, it's really been 30 years! For the past three decades, Brigit Saint Brigit has brought you some of the finest tales ever told and been consistently rejuvenated by telling them to the peak of our artistic abilities. For us, this is an all-or-nothing endeavor. For us, this treasured act of sharing our stories with you has made the time soar and counted us worthy of your patronage. That is why this season—even as we celebrate the past—we choose to define and honor it with you by looking forward.
We look forward to bringing you more plays—classic works and newly-created ones—to keep you enthralled, entertained, and excited.
A vital aspect that has truly defined our legacy has been our desire to adapt and innovate our form to follow our passion. Whether we are transporting you someplace novel while pushing deeper into the cannon of rich classics such as last Fall's The Dresser or seeking to immerse you in original writing akin to last Spring’s God on Trial, we are always alive to discover vibrant and thought-provoking opportunities, challenging ourselves.
We can never thank you enough for making these 30 years possible, for joining us on this journey, and we promise to continually earn it with every production!
Cathy & Murphy
THE ACT ONE® SEASON PASS
Our lives can change rapidly. COVID presented us with a unique learning experience, shaping what we do and how we present it. Not only to keep you healthy and safe, but also to keep your experience with us consistent, reliable, and the most enjoyable one possible. We have purposely retained a flexibility which allows us to remain nimble and pivot to new ideas and spaces.
In concert with that, The Theatre is excited to announce a new approach to season planning and ticketing: the ACT ONE® Season Pass! We realize your lives are busy and you may not know where they will take you six months from now. So, rather than committing to a full season pass that you might not be able to use for every show, we hope this gives you flexibility and the opportunity to better manage your time and funds by only needing to look a few months ahead.
This new way of looking at a full season in “acts” rather than a whole will also afford us, as artists:
- the opportunity to adapt to changing conditions on the ground,
- to follow inspiration and program with excitement and passion,
- to retain openness to new ideas, and
- spark with new, interesting collaborators throughout the current theatre season.
SEASON 30, ACT ONE (October 2022 – December 2022
HALLOWEEN WEEKEND ONLY!
BSB’s FIRESIDE TALES 2022
Written and Curated by MS Wulfgar
@ Rainwood Farm (October 28, 29, 30, and 31)
“Let the words take you.” Last season’s inaugural Fireside Macbeth launched a magical Halloween tradition of hair-raising stories and delicious treats shared before a roaring campfire. And this year is going bigger and better. We’re upping the ante and making it even more theatrical, ghostly, and whimsical!
Our centerpiece is a performance of the original radio broadcast (that caused widespread panic) of The War of the Worlds (as performed by Orson Welles and the Mercury Theatre on the Air from a script by Howard Koch and based on the novel by H.G. Wells.) This nostalgic gem will be rounded out with a collection of classic supernatural stories and creatures of the night, including The Monkey’s Paw by H.H. Jacobs, The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe, and more! Plusa sneak peek of next season’s 20th Anniversary revival of the BSB original Bram Stoker’s Dracula adapted for the stage by MS Wulfgar in 2003!
OPENING NOVEMBER 3rd
THE LION IN WINTER
by James Goldman
@ First Central Congregational Church
(November 3, 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13)
“Of course he has a knife, he always has a knife, we all have knives! It's 1183 and we're barbarians!”
A page of intrigue from history, seasoned with sparkling humor, deep treachery, and inexplicable passion, The Lion in Winter is a deliciously rich, first course that will open Brigit Saint Brigit's 30th season. Medieval maneuvering has never been rendered with such savage delight.
It is indeed 1183, and the "barbarians" (in this case, strategic and well-spoken ones) are an aging Henry II, the king who ruled much of the land that now comprises France, England and beyond; Eleanor of Aquitaine, his imprisoned, indomitable queen and adversary (queen of France from age 15 to 28, queen of England from 28 forward); and their three sons, Richard (of Lionheart fame), Geoffrey (the dangerously bitter strategist), and John (the hapless, spoiled youngest). The tradition of eldest son ascending the throne had not yet been established, so the king must choose among them who will succeed. Aye, there's the rub.
OPENING DECEMBER 2nd
HOLIDAY LITES 2022
Written by MS Wulfgar, Moira Mangiamelli, Jason Levering, and Katt Walsh
@ The Benson Theatre
Holiday Lites began in 2019 at the Benson Theatre’s B Side when the now newly renovated space was still just a drawing on an easel. This year we are collaborating with our friends there, again, only this time in the beautiful new community space they have created, with all the bells and whistles that go along with it! A true partnership production, this evening of original work will feature an assortment of intermingled and interconnected One-Acts encompassing the nexus of traditions that coincide at year’s end.
An odd encounter with Krampus. A sentimental stroll down Christmas Lane seen from the eyes of a Jewish immigrant. A tale of dealing with grief in times of celebration. A collision of mystery and memory. A new way of looking at cookies—and more! We’ve put Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, the Winter Solstice, New Year’s Eve, and a few other surprises into a blender and made an unusually delicious theatrical nog for you! This evening is a fresh, festive, quirky, and sentimental way to ring in 2023 with humor, heart and even a few frights.