Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

by Christopher Durang – directed by Graham Lier

November 16 – December 17

Free Preview 11/16/17 and Pay-What-You-Will 11/17/17

 “If everyone took antidepressants, Chekhov would have had nothing to write about.” – Sonia
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

 Readers’ Theatre Auditions for two shows

Keely and Du

by Jane Martin, directed by Peggy Shaughnessy, February 26 & March 3

Born Yesterday

by Garson Kanin, directed by Don Kraus, April 16 & April 21



Keely and Du

DU (55-70): Retired registered nurse; likable, motherly, understanding. No
nonsense; sensible shoes. A pro-lifer with a very strong, very conservative
Christian faith; but too compassionate and has seen too much to be a
complete ideologue.

KEELY (25-35): Rough-edged daughter of Cincinnati policeman who is
plain-spoken, uses profanity; “contrary.” Likes beer, bars, country music,
rock climbing. Dad’s caregiver after his disability: no college, works two
jobs. Pregnant.

WALTER (45-65): Self-styled, somewhat charismatic pastor in his fifties
who belongs to a Christian pro-life group. Blunt spoken authoritarian who
gets angry when disobeyed. Stickler for things running on time.

COLE (25-35): Keely’s ex-husband. Blue-collar; uneducated, street-wise.
Charmer, conceals drinking, has a temper; couldn’t keep a steady job.
Control issues with women expressed in violence.
If you cannot make this audition time or have any questions, please email
the director at


(Brock, Devery, Sen. Hedges have been cast)

BILLIE… 20’s-30’s… a bit ditzy, but lovable

PAUL… 20’s-30’s… charming, smart

MRS. HEDGES… 40’s-50’s… uppercrust snob

EDDIE… 30’s-40’s… Brock’s lackey

OTHER CHARACTERS… various ages, some doubling-up

Scripts are available at Bas Bleu for 48-hour sign out during normal box
office hours (call ahead for availability). Rehearsals will be minimal
(8-9) with some staging. Actors will perform with scripts in hand. Cast and
crew receive one complimentary ticket.

Saturday, November 18 at 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Callbacks: Sunday, November 19th


Monday, February 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 3 at 2:30 p.m.

Born Yesterday PERFORMANCES:

Monday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 21 at 2:30 p.m.


No appointment necessary. Be prepared to fill out an audition form and to
perform cold readings from the script.

You will be asked to provide
dates/times that you will be available for rehearsals

from January to February 2018 for Keely and Du

and March to April 2018 for Born Yesterday



Intimate Apparel

by Lynn Nottage– directed by Sarah Zwick-Tapley

November 27  and  December 2 only

All tickets are $12


The year is 1905. A young, single African American seamstress is supporting herself by creating exquisite lingerie for wealthy Manhattan clients. When a letter arrives from a stranger, it awakens a desire within her that leads to the love she yearned for, but is nothing like she expected. A tender, exquisitely-written historical romance from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage (Ruined,Sweat). It is a deeply moving tale of one woman’s discovery of her own empowerment and the true meaning of intimacy.

Online at

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In the Gallery Bleu

Join us for the First Friday Gallery Walk December 1 from 5-7pm


Illustrator artist, Andréa Anthony, known as Peche, is part of the first class of students to graduate from Colorado State University’s newly established Electronic Arts program. Andréa has since worked tirelessly on refining her craft. She aspires to pursue her illustrative vision any way she can.  Her influences are character designers in animation and makers in video game industry, such as– Tetsuya Nomura, Hyung-tae Kim, and Hayao Miyazaki.

Lexie Penney, an acrylic resin artist, moved to Colorado seeking new opportunities. During her transition, her art became a source of meditation and helped her thrive in her new surroundings. Lexie’s artwork focuses heavily on energy flows, including premeditating and cleansing her work space. Her techniques are very much inspired by the natural elements using water to change composition, air to create patterns, and a unique fire application method. Lexie hopes that her artwork will inspire others to be more consciously aware of the constant energy that flows within and around us.

***The Gallery is open M-F 12:30pm- 5:30pm and is always Free to the public



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

Comedy Brewers- Improv Comedy

Comedy Brewers are a family friendly improv troupe. They zip through hilarious improv games, toss in a little long-form improv here and there, and get all involved in the fun..You want car chases? You got it. International espionage? Of course. Romance? It’s in there. Inter-species romance? There is a distinct possibility.

Sunday, December 3rd at 7:30pm

Ticket Prices: $10.00 in advance and $15 at-the-door

Bas Bleu Theatre, 401 Pine Street, Fort Collins, CO 80524

Dear Friends,

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. Have a glass of wine or beer along with a snack in the new Café Bleu. 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!


Wendy Ishii

Founder/Artistic Director


Main Stage Shows

Thursdays @ 6:30pm

Fridays and Saturdays @ 7:30pm
Sundays @ 2:30pm

Readers’ Theatre

Monday Night Shows @ 7:30pm
Saturday Matinees @ 2:30pm

Gallery Bleu

First Fridays


Weekdays from 12:30 to 5:30p

Special Events

Four Shillings Short

Comedy Brewers

Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol



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.


We are located at:
401 Pine St
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Show Times

Box Office/Gallery Bleu Hours
Monday - Friday 12:30-5:30pm
Phone: 970-498-8949