Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
by Christopher Durang – directed by Graham Lier
November 16 – December 17
A modern comedy that turns Chekhov on his head. You won’t want to miss this satirical and hysterical look at the lost opportunities and dashed dreams of three wacky siblings and their friends living in Bucks County, PA. 2013 Tony Award for Best Play
“If everyone took antidepressants, Chekhov would have had nothing to write about.” – Sonia
“Broad comic acting is raised to the level of high art …deliriously funny… a heedless good time.
– The New York Times
2017-2018 SPECIAL HOLIDAY FARE
TINY TIM’S CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Ken and Jack Ludwig – directed by Wesley Longacre
12/21/17 – 12/30/17
Tiny Tim hatches a plan to get his father home for Christmas day. With the help of some kindly sellers at the market and his friend Charlotte, Tiny Tim stages a spectacle filled with ghosts and Christmas cheer to convince Scrooge to give his father the day off. It all seems to be going according to plan until a little bit of real Christmas magic catches everyone by surprise . . . .
Review: “This exciting new adaptation by Ken and Jack Ludwig engages children of all ages into the fantastical Christmas tale written by Charles Dickens so many years ago.” – Theatre Bloom
We are looking forward to yet another exhilarating season of theatre, music and art at Bas Bleu Theatre! Our 2017-18 fare is slated to be filled with intrigue, wisdom, pathos, drama, laughter, and plenty of fun with something for everyone – seasoned theatregoer or curious visitor! Join us for a peek into 1940’s Calgary during WWII; a brave new world of colorful nematodes and ecological possibilities; modern-day America for some riotous laughs; a holiday classic told anew through the eyes of Tiny Tim; a muddy Tennessee town where tragedy strikes; and finally, a psychiatrist’s office replete with an intriguing mystery. Come with us on this journey through the landscape of six unique dramas and experience the magic of live storytelling on the Tom Sutherland Stage.
We will also host five Readers’ Theatre plays, stunning art exhibits in the Gallery Bleu, rip-roaring Comedy Brewers Improv, Summer Acting Camps for Kids, and adult workshops, as well as special events in our beloved historic building at the heart of the Fort Collins River District. The centerpiece of our 26th season will be Dirt! A Terra Nova Expedition by local multiple award-winning novelist Laura Pritchett. Our audience will experience an ambitious, multi-sensory phenomenon unlike anything Bas Bleu has ever produced.
The only thing we need to guarantee a fantastic season is you, so we invite you for a night at the theatre with loved ones. Share your passion for the performing arts at Bas Bleu Theatre with everyone you know and enjoy some of the most exquisite theatre Fort Collins has to offer!
Weekdays from 12:30 to 5:30p
CELEBRATING 26 YEARS OF FORT COLLINS THEATER
Bas Bleu is a theatre company located just north of historic Old Town in Fort Collins that has been providing the community with exhilarating theatre in an intimate venue for 26 years.They offer five mainstage shows, five Readers’ Theatre plays, original art showings in the Gallery Bleu, and many special events throughout the year. Experience some of the best dramatic performances, improv comedy, concerts, readings, and more on the Tom Sutherland Stage in an intimate setting that almost puts you on stage with the performers.
Watch some of the best local theatre talent perform in front of an audience of only 100 people in the historic Giddings building in the burgeoning River District of Fort Collins. Come by for exhibitions by local visual artists in the Gallery Bleu for another artistic treat. Sponsored by numerous local organizations listed below, Bas Bleu is a bastion of theatrical brilliance in the heart of Fort Collins.
Eva Wright and Wendy Ishii founded Bas Bleu Theatre in 1992 at the Fort Collins Lincoln Center. From the start, they have put on some of the most innovative and adventurous theatre works in Northern Colorado. Since then, Bas Bleu has become an artistic and cultural center providing everyone in Fort Collins who loves theatre, music, and art with a place to experience it in a state-of-the-art small theatre and attached lobby.
Come by and experience what it means to be a part of this rich and growing scene of Fort Collins.