Inspired by The Lux Radio Theatre broadcast of It's A Wonderful Life
Adapted by James Goode
Music by William Decker
Join us in the studios of WBTE Radio for our recreation of a 1940s radio broadcast, complete with singing commercials, sound effects, and audience participation. Since its premiere in 2002, this BTE original adaptation has warmed holiday hearts from Allentown to South Dakota. The time is right to welcome the beloved story back to Bloomsburg; how one person's seemingly ordinary life is revealed to be, in fact, extraordinary.
- For General Audiences
This show is replacing our previously scheduled show due to the safety concerns regarding young actors. 'A Christmas Story' will return in a future season!
By Katori Hall January 20th - February 6th, 2022
On April 3rd, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spent his last night on Earth in room 306 of the Lorraine Motel. This fictional account of that final evening explores the man behind the legend, and takes us on a journey we'll never forget. Winner of the Laurence Olivier Awards for best new play of 2010, The Mountaintop "crackles with theatricality and humanity more moving than sainthood." – Newsday
- For Mature Audiences: Language / Topic
By Jen Silverman
March 31st – April 16th, 2022
Village outcast Elizabeth should be an easy target since her neighbors already suspect her of witchcraft, but the devil will have to get creative if he wants to buy her soul. A dark and dramatic retelling of the a familiar story (with a dash of wicked humor), this sharp, subversive fable is "utterly spellbinding." – Los Angeles Daily News
- For Restricted Audiences: Language / Topic / Violence
A documentary film by Jonathan Nunan
April 29th & 30th, 2022
An experimental documentary featuring Black women's stories and observations as they navigate Austin, Texas.
By Lucas Hnath
May 26th – June 12th, 2022
Pastor Paul is having a crisis of conscience. After a divisive sermon, the congregants of Paul's newly renovated mega-church struggle to see eye-to-eye. Both epic and intimate, this melodic drama asks "legitimately difficult questions about belief and behavior." – The Guardian
- For Mature Audiences: Topic
By C.S. Lewis
July 14th – 31st, 2022
One of BTE's biggest summer hits makes its triumphant return! A cast of local kids and professional adults bring to life the story of the Pevensie children, who make their way to the magical land of Narnia. Whether you're a lifelong fan, or experiencing the story for the first time, this classic tale will enchant the whole family!
- For General Audiences
By Team Sunshine Performance Corporation
August 12th & 13th, 2022
Conceived by Philadelphia-based Team Sunshine's co-founder Makoto Hirano, GUNSHOW explores the intersection of the Asian/Asian-American immigrant narrative and the gun-law debate, filtered through the lens of urban and rural communities. Created through interviews and group discussions with community members in various locations (including Bloomsburg), this will be the first look at a multi-year exploration about safety and "otherness." Directed by Alex Torra and created in collaboration with Ping Chong + Company.
By Chelsea Marcantel
September 16th – October 10th, 2021
When actual guitarist Nina enters an air guitar competition, she thinks the whole thing is pretty silly, but she soon discovers that it takes real talent and charisma to become the champion. Does Nina have what it takes to do more than play pretend and seriously rock it? Airness is a comedy about "being authentic to your true self, letting go of your inhibitions and accepting others for who they are."
– Onstage Colorado
- For Mature Audiences: Language