THE 2019 FESTIVAL LINEUP

BBTF MAINSTAGE

Shows run for approximately 60-90 minutes with no intermission. Box Office opens 30 minutes before and seating commences 15 minutes prior to the performance. All performances will begin promptly on time. No late seating is permitted. No refunds, returns or exchanges.

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BASIC GLITCH

Tuesday, August 6 at 5pm

Wednesday, August 7 at 8pm

Friday, August 9 at 2pm

Wednesday, August 21 at 8pm

By Stephanie Salazar-Amaro

In a world similar to ours, a young woman seeks customer service assistance in resolving an issue of vital importance: her defunct reproductive system.

 

By Chantel McDonald​

After learning of her mother's death, a young woman returns home to discover that she's inherited more than she expected.

Thursday, August 15 at 5pm

Friday, August 16 at 8pm

Sunday, August 18 at 2pm

DEAR MS. KITT
 
FLORIDA MAN

Wednesday, July 31 at 2pm

Thursday, August 1 at 5pm

Saturday, August 3 at 8pm

By Michael Presley Bobbitt

Racked with guilt, a Florida man digs up his dead father to give him the proper Viking funeral he always wanted.

 
GHOSTS AND GASLIGHTING

Thursday, August 8 at 5pm

Tuesday, August 13 at 8pm

Friday, August 16 at 5pm

By Erin Moughon

When a dead uncle leaves an odd stipulation in his will, two strangers are forced to spend the weekend at his haunted house, but an unexpected squatter and crazy happenings add cartoonish complications to their stay.

 
GOLDENSBRIDGE

Saturday, August 3 at 5pm

Sunday, August 4 at 2pm

Tuesday, August 6 at 8 pm

By Albi Gorn​

Forced by aging to leave their utopian community, a socialist couple struggles to find a way to bring their ideals with them, just as their son relives his own coming of age, trying to recover the ideals he lost.

 
HELOISE

Wednesday, August 7 at 5 pm

Friday, August 9 at 8 pm

Saturday, August 10 at 2 pm

By Michael Shenefelt

In this tragic and true love story, Heloise and her lover, the philosopher Abelard, hope to advance the power of reason, but they must confront a brutal medieval world and suffer terrible consequences.

JOSIE IN THE BARDO

Thursday, August 22 at 8 pm

Coni Koepfinger, Playwright 

Glenora Blackshire, Director. With original music bi Joe Izen

“Josie in the Bardo” Offers a glimpse beyond the ordinary... Rehab survivor, jazz singer Josie Divine, has made a big comeback. Suddenly it is cut short when her jealous boyfriend sets the club on fire and traps her in the flames.  When Josie awakes, she finds herself in that timeless space between lives, as we see all of her lives unravel In The Bardo . 

 
 
JUST OUTSIDE THE DOOR

Wednesday, July 31 at 5 pm

Thursday, August 1 at 8 pm

Friday, August 2 at 2 pm

By Esteban Alvarez

A desperate grandson kidnaps his dying grandmother in order to save her, but must learn to cope with depression, grief, and self-acceptance before it is too late.

 
LAST THOUGHT STANDING

Friday, August 16 at 2 pm

Friday, August 23 at 5 pm

Saturday, August 24 at 8 pm

By Joseph Vuotto

Navigating society today can be maddening, confusing and ludicrous, as seen through the lens of six adventures that explore the theme: If society doesn't do you in, it can come pretty close.

 
MONA LISA AND THE CROSS

Thursday, August 22 at 5 pm

Friday, August 23 at 8 pm

Sunday, August 25 at 2 pm

By KK Gordon

A world-renowned photographer becomes obsessed with the feral charms of a beautiful young heroin addict.

 
PICKED UP

Wednesday, August 14 at 2 pm

Saturday, August 17 at 8 pm

Sunday, August 18 at 5 pm

Tuesday, August 20 at 5 pm

By Dan Manjovi

A chance meeting between two men in a New York City bar turns into a strange, seductive game of cat and mouse, which may uncover truths from their past.

 
ROOMMATES

Friday, August 2 at 8 pm

Wednesday, August 7 at 2 pm

Saturday, August 10 at 8 pm

By Darcy Cagen

Two elderly women are forced to share a room in a nursing home but their past lives and present outlooks are as different as night and day.

 
ROUND WENT THE WHEEL

Tuesday, August 13 at 5 pm

Wednesday, August 14 at 8 pm

Saturday, August 17 at 5 pm

By Frank Ceruzzi

After technology brings humanity to the brink of disaster, children take control of the world and try to forge a new way forward.

 
SEA LEVEL RISE: A DYSTOPIAN COMEDY

Wednesday, July 31 at 8 pm

Friday, August 2 at 5 pm

Saturday, August 3 at 2 pm

By Henry Feldman

Welcome to South Florida of the future! Have a drink and pull up a beach chair. Oh, and never mind that silly little two feet of sea level rise … you're in Paradise, after all!

 
SIMIUS

Tuesday, July 30 at 8 pm

Sunday, August 4 at 5 pm

Saturday, August 10 at 5 pm

By Stephen Bracco

When a feisty therapy puppet takes over the identity of his unsuspecting patient, lives are upended, faith is challenged and chaos ensues.

 
THE ARGENTINIAN PROSTITUTE PLAY

Tuesday, August 20 at 8 pm

Wednesday, August 21 at 5 pm

Saturday, August 24 at 2 pm

By Reuven Glezer

Far from the threat of anti-Semitism in Europe, the Jewish community in 1920's Buenos Aires flourishes, as arrivals new and old are ensnared in a brutal reality that offers them anything but freedom.

 
THE POINTE

Wednesday, August 14 at 5 pm

Thursday, August 15 at 8 pm

Saturday, August 17 at 2 pm

By Craig Donnelly

Four young dancers are forever changed when a legendary ballerina visits their summer program to teach them more than just ballet.

THE SAVAGE QUEEN

Thursday, August 8 at 8 pm

Friday, August 9 at 5 pm

Sunday, August 11 at 2 pm

By Edgar Chisholm

Long, long ago in an ancient land, an African princess challenged the living god of the greatest civilization in the world.

 

BBTF INCUBATOR READING SERIES

This is an invite-only curated showcase of outstanding new plays currently in the development stage. Free and open to the public, the series allows theatre goers to not only enjoy these works in a professional theatrical setting, but to be an important part of the feedback process, interacting directly with the playwright.

THE EVE OF BELTANE: A Musical Play

Tuesday, August 6 at 2 pm

By Joe Izen and Coni Koepfinger

From the ancient Beltane festival where all the worlds collide. Beyond the reach of time... you will always be my bride!

Free STAGED READING

INSIDE DANNY'S BOX

Tuesday, August 20 at 2 pm

By Derek Murphy

Why is a holy man about to lose his head to a shovel?  Two love-torn pyromaniacs try to set the world on fire in this God-fearing comedy set in Ireland. It’s about secrets; the kind we live with and the kind we keep in a box, it’s about love and betrayal, about demented fathers and missing mothers. Find out what’s inside Danny’s Box, but for the love of God tell no one.

Free STAGED READING

LOST SOCK LAUNDRY

Friday, August 23 at 2 pm

By Ivan Faute

With immigration laws changing around them, three women - a Lebanese refugee, a Mexican DREAMer, and a Greek-American - work to build friendships and community while negotiating their own lives at a corner laundry in Queens.

Free STAGED READING

 

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