The B Street Theatre, Sacramento’s Resident Professional, New Works Theatre, is 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 (Aug. 25 through Sept. 22, 2012)
“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.
“The Price” by Arthur Miller (Oct. 6 through Nov. 3)
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?
“The Conference of the Birds” by Jean-Claude Carriere and Peter Brook (Jan. 26 through Feb. 24, 2013)
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 on an ancient Persian poem and was co-written by Oscar award-winning screen writer Jean-Claude Carriere and Tony Award winner Peter Brook.
TBA – A world premiere (May 18 through June 16, 2013)
More about B Street Theatre
B Street Theatre is a non-profit, professional theater company producing primarily new work for adults, families and children. The two-theater playhouse on B Street in Midtown Sacramento is home to the Mainstage Series (bstreettheatre.org/mainstage), B3 Series (bstreettheatre.org/b3-series) and Family Series (bstreettheatre.org/family-series) — each created to feature intimate, quality theatre for audiences year-round. Recognized as one of Northern California’s top professional theaters, 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 more than 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.
Find more information at bstreettheatre.org.