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New works staged readings series

July 14 - August 13

Please join us this summer for our New Works Staged Reading Series. Every weekend from July 14 through August 13, B8 will celebrate local playwrights and their works via staged readings.  This is a great opportunity to be one of the first to hear and respond to a new work and perhaps even have a say in what might become part of a future B8 season.

Readings will be held on Friday and Saturdays at 8:00pm, and Sundays at 2:00pm.  All tickets are $10 and are available at the door, or advance tickets are available on the Brown Paper Tickets links seen below:  

WEEK 1 July 14 - 16: Sundown Town 
Written by Harold Smith, Directed by JanLee Marshall

Sundown Tickets
WEEK 2 July 21 - 23: Extraordinary Mysteries 
Written by Peet Cocke, Directed Jeremy Cole

Extraordinary Mysteries Tickets
WEEK 3 July 28 - 30: Pinned Butterfly 
Written by Adam Douglas, Directed by Peet Cocke

Pinned Butterfly Tickets

WEEK 4 August 4 - 6: Nomen 
Written by Melynda Kiring, Directed by Alan Cameron

Nomen Tickets

WEEK 5 August 11 - 13:

Changing the World with Big Hair and other plays
Written by Jan Probst, Directed by Matthew Gardner

Changing the World Tickets

2017-2018 Season Productions

Tickets available soon.

Almost, Maine by John Cariani
Directed by JanLee Marshall 
October 12 – 28, 2017

On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what is seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the Northern Lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend - almost - in this delightful midwinter night's dream. 

Jubilee by Susan Sobeloff  
Director: TBA
February 15 – March 4, 2018  

In a dystopian future, two generations of a family struggle to cope with the consequences and legacy of their country's civil war.  Three sisters come into adulthood facing wrenching choices between their family loyalty to the state and their desire to rebuild the government.

Tartuffe by Molière  
Directed by Jeremy Cole
April 5 - 22, 2018 

One of the French theatre’s most famous comedies, Molière’s brilliant farce Tartuffe skewers religious hypocrisy and remains as relevant today as when it was first performed (and censored) in 1664.

A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen
Directed by JanLee Marshall 
June 7 - 23, 2018
A contemporary adaptation of a classic work. Join us as we set A Doll's House in today’s world with a woman of color in a biracial marriage finding her own voice and how to make it heard.  Considered by many to be the first truly feminist play ever written, we look at feminism, race, and what it takes to be true to one's self in today's world.  

​Be Honest — Be Engaged — Be Connected — Be Heard — Be Inclusive — Be Generous — Be Curious — Be Brave — B8