The B Street Theatre, Sacramento's Resident Professional, New Works Theatre, announces its 2012-13 B3 Series productions. The B3 Series, entering its seventh year, features a variety of plays and themes that are timeless in their appeal. The B3 series is recommended for mature audiences. Shows are subject to change.
The season includes Arthur Miller's The Price which echoes the future in its struggle for intergenerational care and responsibility. In The Conference of the Birds, we see the influence of Eastern cultures and the storytelling that is still applicable in today's Western society. These, combined with the new work Red and the World Premiere that will be announced at the end of the season, will give the 2012-13 B3 Series a combination of significant new works and a few from decades gone by.
Red By John Logan
Red, winner of the 2010 Tony Award for Best New Play, portrays the dynamic relationship between an artist and his creations. A raw and provocative portrait of Mark Rothko, master abstract expressionist, whose artistic ambition and vulnerability clash as he tries to create a definitive work for a historic mural commission in the extraordinary setting of the Four Seasons in New York.
August 25-September 22, 2012
The Price By Arthur Miller
In this Tony award winning play, one Monumental sale brings about a shattering reckoning between two estranged brothers. Can the price of love and loyalty withheld be repaid with dollars and cents?
October 6- November 3, 2012
The Conference of the Birds By Jean-Claude Carriere and Peter Brook
In a magical, metaphorical world, seven exotic birds brave the unrelenting elements, personal squabbles, and vicious enemies in their search for ultimate enlightenment. This wonderful comedy is based off of an ancient Persian poem and was co-written by Oscar award winning Screen Writer, Jean-Claude Carriere and Tony Award Winner, Peter Brook.
January 26-February 24, 2013
TBA – A World Premiere!
May 18-June 16, 2013
B Street Theatre is a non-profit, professional theatre company producing primarily new work for adults, families, and children. The two-theatre playhouse on B Street in Midtown Sacramento is home to the Mainstage Series, B3 Series, and Family Series, each created to feature intimate, quality theatre for audiences year-round. Recognized as one of Northern California's top professional theatres, B Street Theatre has produced more than 100 new plays, 60 of which are world, national, West Coast, or regional premieres.
B Street Theatre was originally founded in 1986 for the purpose of bringing the excitement of live performance to children through the B Street Theatre School Tour program. This educational outreach program serves over 200,000 students in Northern California annually.
Other B Street Theatre programs include the B Street Theatre Family Series and Family Series Student Matinees (for school field trips), the B3 Series, B Street Acting Conservatory and Studio for Young People, and the B Street Theatre Internship program for pre-professional/post-college training.
B Street Theatre has produced more than 250 professional productions since 1986. The mission of B Street Theatre is to promote education and literacy, social interaction, and cultural enrichment by engaging children and adults in the highest quality theatre arts and playwriting.
More information at www.bstreettheatre.org.