Elephant’ s Graveyard

by George Brant – directed by Garrett Ayers

September 7 – October 8

Free Preview 9/7/17 and Pay-What-You-Will 9/8/17

September, 1916. Carrying boundless momentum (and a 6-ton elephant), a traveling circus makes its way to a small town in Tennessee, only to stumble into catastrophe. A poignant story based on true events, Elephant’s Graveyard uses humor, music and deep pathos to explore the multiple perspectives of history, the elusiveness of memory, and the uniquely American appetite for spectacle and violence. Featuring an original Piedmont Blues score.  Keene Prize for Literature.

”Elephants got those brains like traps, don’t forget nothin’. People? People got short mem’ries…” – Hungry Townsperson

“A theatrical masterpiece.”

Columbia City Paper


WAITING FOR THE PARADE, DIRTEQUUS, and  Special Event: TINY TIM’S CHRISTMAS, are October 14 @ 10:00am to 2:00pm. Call backs are October 15 @ 10:00am to 4:00pm.

To make an audition reservation, call (970) 498-8949 or email boxoffice@basbleu.org to reserve a 5-minute audition time slot. To learn more click here https://www.basbleu.org/mainstage-auditions/

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

Comedy Brewers

The Riccardis

 Four Shillings Short


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