For adult audiences desiring fresh, intimate theatre—the B3 Series offers complex characters and intellectually moving plotlines. Here, audiences are led to travel deep into their own life experiences through engaging stories that don’t shy from the unexpected.
B3 is our third resident series, created in 2007 after we continued to see sold out subscriptions to Mainstage and Family Series theatre. Subscribe today for the 2015 B3 Series!
Bars and Measures
By Idris Goodwin
AUG 22 – SEP 27
Commissioned by B Street Theatre, Bars and Measures is the fascinating tale of two brothers. One a classical pianist. The other a jazz bass player. One a Christian. The other a Muslim. One living in freedom. The other in jail. Separated by bars, the brothers try to reconcile their differences through the language they know best. Music. A beautiful journey through faith, family, melody and time. Mr. Goodwin is the award winning author of How We Got On, presented at B Street in 2012.
2016 B3 Season Shows Under Consideration
Year of the Rooster
By Eric Dufault
January – February, 2016
Gil is a loser. He works at McDonald’s, lives with his mother and hasn’t had a girlfriend since… well, ever. But he has Odysseus Rex, a prized fighting rooster that could be his salvation in this outrageous comedic romp about cockfighting, connections and clawing your way to the top.
By Allison Gregory
May – June, 2016
This heartbreakingly beautiful new work by the award-winning playwright of Forcing Hyacinths straddles the world of myth, magic and the deeply personal story of one woman. Fiercely funny and brutally raw her story is one of love, tragedy and ultimately hope.
By Richard Strand
June – July, 2016
In this comedy by the author of Death of Zukasky, a critical event in our nation’s history unfolds as Major General Benjamin Butler of the Union Army takes command of Fort Monroe at the beginning of the Civil War. At times hilarious, at times fascinating, we see him make a decision that will have serious repercussions for the rest of the war. This simply perfect play may be about history, but never feels like a history lesson.
Satchmo at the Waldorf
By Terry Teachout
August – September, 2016
In this tour de force one man show, the great jazz legend, Louis Armstrong comes to life as he tells his story from his room at the Waldorf Astoria. Reflecting on his life and work, the great “Satchmo” examines his complicated relationship with his white manager, Joe Glaser and his friend and rival, Miles Davis. As one actor plays all three parts, a picture of the greatest of all jazz trumpeters begins to take shape and leaves us as breathless as the man himself after a blistering solo.
Titles may change based on availability.
B3 4-Show Subscription Prices
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|Subscription Day & Time||Early Bird*||Adult||Senior/Student|
|Tuesday @ 7:00pm||$60||$80||$75|
|Wednesday @ 7:00pm||$60||$80||$75|
|Thursday @ 2:00pm||$55||$65||$60|
|Thursday @ 7:00pm||$60||$80||$75|
|Friday @ 7:00pm||$60||$80||$75|
|Saturday @ 8:00pm||$60||$80||$75|
|Sunday @ 1:00pm||$60||$80||$75|
*Save 25% with Early Bird pricing when you subscribe before 11/1/15.