Spotlight



Theatre B productions have been remarkable in the sustained high quality of their work: the choice of plays, the abilities of the actors, the stage craft. The group makes a wonderful contribution to the Fargo-Moorhead area, and I look forward to its future.

- Davis


Clybourne Park

by Bruce Norris.
2011 Pulitzer Prize in Drama & 2012 Tony Award winner for best play.


This wickedly funny and fiercely provocative play about race, real estate, and the volatile values of each is inspired by Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun. Act One takes place in 1959 as nervous community leaders anxiously try to stop the sale of a home to a black family. Act Two is set in the same house fifty years later, as the now predominantly African-American neighborhood battles to hold its ground in the face of gentrification.

Go to the Box Office for tickets. 

Cast and Creative Team:

Scott Horvik*: Russ / Dan
Pam Strait*: Bev / Kathy
Belinda Ampofo: Francine / Lena
Ibukun Awosika: Albert / Kevin
Blaine Edwards*: Jim / Tom
Anna Pieri: Betsy / Lindsey
Jeremy Ellsworth: Karl / Steve

Drew Swenson: Kenneth

Set Design: Gabriel Gomez
Technical Direction: David Ahumada
Costume Design: Kristin Sauter
Lighting Design: Jordan Green
Sound Design: Joel Farren*

* denotes Theatre B Ensemble Member

 Visit our AreaVoices blog for more info on the cast!

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 We are excited to announce our 12th season.

Head over to our AreaVoices blog for more information!

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Playing on Common Ground Symposium

May 1-3, 2013

North Dakota State University, Fargo, N.D.

Theatre B is proud to be a featured artist for this incredible symposium!

What is Playing on Common Ground?

Playing on Common Ground will feature artists and academics who will, through a combination of workshops, presentations, and cross-disciplinary conversations, challenge our preconceptions of theatre's role in the community and university by utilizing ideas and methodologies that place theatre in a broader context than the single production model.

Award-winning theatre director Ann Bogart writes:

  "Over the past several years we have experienced a seismic shift in the way the world functions. Any notion of a certain, stable or inevitable future has vanished. We are living in what the Polish philosopher Zygmunt Bauman calls, liquid modernity. We are confronted with challenges never previously encountered.

  “In the midst of all this reeling and realignment, the moment is ripe to activate new models for and proposals about how arts organizations can function and flourish in the present climate and into our uncertain future. How can we begin to think of ourselves, rather than stagers of plays, as orchestrators of social interactions in which a performance is a part, but only a fragment of that interaction?  How can we develop communities of individuals who are participants of an ongoing dialogue?"

Playing on Common Ground will explore these questions and others through hands-on learning, peer to peer conversation, and interdisciplinary brainstorming.

Who should attend?

Theatre artists, performance practitioners, students, community leaders, social entrepreneurs . . . in short, anyone intrigued or passionate about using theater and storytelling to build a better society.

Call for Projects and Proposals

The symposium committee is currently seeking projects and proposals. Please click here for more information.

For more information visit NDSU Performing Arts


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"It's kind of like a mirror of what we have in our own lives but might be afraid to talk about. And then you see it there, on stage, in front of you. It really can change your life."

There have been a lot of entertaining, provocative, and powerful productions that Theatre B has produced or been a part of. We invited a few fans to talk about one that impacted them. You can view the video below or on YouTube.



 

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Thank you!

 

With your generosity, we raised over $17,000 on Giving Hearts Day to fuel the mission of Theatre B.

Visit the Impact Foundation for more information


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Governor's School Logo

 

Theatre B's B.E.A.T. program is collaborating with North Dakota State University's Department of Theatre Arts to offer the Performing Arts program of North Dakota Governor's School.


 

Click here to visit the Governor's School website and to apply


Click here for more information on the B.E.A.T. program

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Theatre B AreaVoices blog

Explore the passion and process behind creating theatre on our blog. Recent posts include:

Read the full blog

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Our 11th Season!

Season Tickets on sale July 15

RED 
by John Logan
September 19 - October 12, Thursday-Friday-Saturday
Sunday Matinee on October 6

SCROOGE MACBETH 
by David MacGregor
November 28 (Thanksgiving) through December 28, Thursday-Friday-Saturday 
Sunday Matinee on December 15

GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES
by Rajiv Joseph
February 6 through February 22, Thursday-Friday-Saturday
Sunday Matinee on February 16

CLYBOURNE PARK 
by Bruce Norris
April 17 through May 17, Thursday-Friday-Saturday 
Sunday Matinee on May 4

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Red Poster

RED 
by John Logan
September 19 - October 12, Thursday-Friday-Saturday
Sunday Matinee October 6
Auditions: May 28 and 29, 2013
Directed by Lori Koenig                                         

A moving and compelling account of one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century, Mark Rothko, whose struggle to accept his growing riches and praise became his ultimate undoing. Set in Rothko’s studio in 1958, Red delves into the nature and value of art and imagines the mental anguish and provocative conversations that led him to give up his most publicized commission. 2010 Tony Award winner for best play.


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Scrooge Macbeth Poster

SCROOGE MACBETH 
by David MacGregor
November 28 (Thanksgiving) through December 28, Thursday-Friday-Saturday 
Sunday Matinee on December 15
Auditions September 29 and 30, 2013
Directed by David Wintersteen*

Part of our Incubator SeriesTheatre B will be launching a new work by “B favorite” playwright David MacGregor, writer of Vino Veritas.Scrooge MacBeth, or “A Shakespearean Christmas" takes the meaning of “the show must go on” to a whole new level. When only four actors are left standing after an outbreak of food poisoning, they must entertain an expectant audience in order to save their financially imperiled theatre. Theatre B ensemble members will work directly with Mr. MacGregor to develop the script through workshops and public readings before its World Premiere.

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Gruesome Playground Injuries Poster

GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES 
by Rajiv Joseph
February  6 through February 22, Thursday-Friday-Saturday 
Sunday Matinee on February 16
Auditions December 8 and 9, 2013
Directed by Pam Strait

An accident prone dare devil and a corrosive masochist navigate friendship, love and the squishy parts that lie in between. Eight year-olds Doug and Kayleen meet in a school nurse's office, beginning a lifelong intimacy which is revealed through the physical and emotional injuries they sustain over 30 years. Gruesome Playground Injuriestells a different kind of love story through sharp humor and even sharper insights into the human condition.

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Clybourne Park Poster

CLYBOURNE PARK 
by Bruce Norris
April 17 through May 17, Thursday-Friday-Saturday 
Sunday Matinee on May 4
Auditions February 9 and 10, 2014
Directed by Brad Delzer*

This wickedly funny and fiercely provocative play about race, real estate, and the volatile values of each is inspired by Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun. Act One takes place in 1959 as nervous community leaders anxiously try to stop the sale of a home to a black family. Act Two is set in the same house fifty years later, as the now predominantly African-American neighborhood battles to hold its ground in the face of gentrification. 2012 Tony Award winner for best play.