BETC ‘Dwells in Possibility’ with its 18th Season of
Award-winning Plays and New Theatrical Offerings
Coal Country, a NY Times Critic’s Choice and Tony-nominated drama,
launches BETC’s Next Season
— Season Subscriptions on Sale Now —
(June 30, 2023 – BOULDER, COLO.) — Award-winning regional theatre company BETC (Butterfly Effect Theatre of Colorado) announces its 18th season – four mainstage shows, a Saturday series for kids and families, a weeknight comedy series, plus play readings and musical events–all inviting audiences to embrace poet Emily Dickinson’s enticing modus operandi to “Dwell in Possibility.”
Under the new leadership of Managing Director Mark Ragan and Producing Artistic Director Jessica Robblee, BETC continues its bold programming at the Dairy Arts Center, bringing to the stage a Pulitzer finalist, two NY Times ‘Critic’s Choice’ plays, a twice Tony-Award-nominated comedy, plus a clowning-around romp of a holiday show written and directed by Matt Zambrano. In addition to the one world and two regional premieres in their season, BETC will also host Café Au Play–a trio of new play reading-plus-coffee-dates helmed by BETC veteran Heather Beasley.
BETC’s 2023-24 season expands the company’s geographic reach to The Mile High City with performances at The Savoy Denver including: The story-soaked, family-friendly series MAD LIBrarians directed by Nanna Thompson; the witty Wednesday-night-out improv series King Penny Golden Radio Show, directed by Libby and Matt Zambrano; and the first leg of BETC’s spring show What the Constitution Means to Me directed by Allison Watrous.
“Broadening our reach to Denver furthers BETC’s mission to cultivate an inclusive environment for artists and audiences,” said Ragan, BETC’s Managing Director.
“Mark and I feel honored to continue BETC’s tradition of producing compelling live theatre. Getting into a room together with artists, audiences, and well-crafted stories – the value of that is hard to put into words. It is just…delectable,” said Robblee, BETC’s Producing Artistic Director.
BETC’S 18th SEASON OFFERINGS: Season subscriptions are now on sale to these BETC Mainstage Shows:
- Coal Country by Erik Jensen, Jessica Blank & Steve Earle – Oct. 26-Nov. 19, 2023, the Dairy Arts Center’s Grace Gamm Theatre: The riveting stories of survivors of a West Virginia mine explosion interweave with the music and songs of Steve Earle in this critically acclaimed new work.
- The Belle of Amherst by William Luce, the Dairy Arts Center’s Grace Gamm Theatre – Nov. 22-26, 2023 (a special 5-shows-only reprise of the Henry-Award-nominated production): BETC sheds new light on the radiant rebel that was and is the poet Emily Dickinson.
- Holly, Alaska! by Matt Zambrano – Dec. 7-31, 2023, the Dairy Arts Center’s Grace Gamm Theatre: A humble and hilarious gaggle of locals bands together to ensure the town holiday pageant lives on in the name of home, holidays, and laughing out loud!
- What The Constitution Means to Me by Heidi Schreck – Jan. 26-Feb. 11, 2024, at the Savoy Denver and May 3-19, 2024 at Boulder’s Dairy Arts Center: An “endearingly funny and deeply affecting” Pulitzer finalist that was also named a NY Times Critic’s Choice Comedy.
BETC’s TWO NEW COMEDY SERIES:
- MAD LIBrarians for Families and Kids, directed by Nanna Thompson – Saturday afternoons: Jan. 27, Feb. 3, and Feb. 10, 2024 at The Savoy Denver and May 4, 11, 18, 2024 at Boulder’s Dairy Arts Center: Studious and stuffy librarians let loose, improvising stories that spring from book titles based on the audience’s on-the-spot suggestions.
- King Penny Golden Radio Show directed by Libby and Matt Zambrano – Second Wednesday of the month Nov. 2023 – Feb. 2024 at The Savoy Denver: A top-flight team of improv performers gives you the giggles as you knock back drinks, winks, and nods to the golden era of radio.
ABOUT BETC (Butterfly Effect Theatre of Colorado)
Founded in 2006 by Rebecca Remaly and Stephen Weitz in Boulder, Colo., BETC creates powerful and engaging top-quality performances and programs with meaningful impacts beyond the stage. BETC cultivates connection, turns over mental soil, and welcomes people of all ages and diverse backgrounds to imagine, create, laugh, cry, and dive into powerful stories powerfully told. In 2023, Remaly and Weitz handed leadership of this award-winning regional theatre company to Jessica Robblee, to serve as BETC’s Producing Artistic Director and to Mark Ragan, who now serves as BETC’s Managing Director. For its 18th Season, BETC will perform in Boulder, Colorado Springs and Denver, and add two new improv series.
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