Feb. 3-March 5 at the Boulder Dairy Arts Center or stream it on Vimeo
PLEASE NOTE: This is an archived page for this production
About the Play
“Fourteen Funerals” is a wry comedy about family and the stories we tell about people we may never really know. Sienna is a little surprised when Millie reaches out to her from the funeral home in her childhood hometown of Blissfield, Indiana. She’s even more surprised to hear that her entire extended family has been wiped out in one fell swoop. As the very last of the Fitchwoods, Sienna’s got a lot to learn about herself, her new friend, and her estranged relations. The winner of our 2021 Generations new play competition gets a BETC world premiere!
Eric Pfeffinger has been hailed in his past work as “brilliantly intelligent and laudably ambitious” (Chicago Tribune) with “amazing comic sensibilities” (American Theatre) while his work “threads a delicate needle between satire and think piece” (Colorado Sentinel).
Grace Gamm Theatre, Dairy Arts Center, Boulder
Can’t make it in person? Rent the stream of this production at vimeo.com
All attending patrons are required to show proof of full vaccination to enter the theatre. Attendees are also required to wear a face mask in all indoor spaces, except when eating or drinking. Food and drink will not be allowed into the performance.
If a performance is canceled or you cannot attend due to COVID, you will be able to exchange, refund, or donate your ticket to BETC through the Dairy Arts Center at (303) 440-7826.
Contains mature language and content. BETC does not offer more specific advisories about the subject matter, as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have any questions about content or age-appropriateness, please call the BETC Office at 303-351-BETC.
“Fourteen Funerals” runs approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.
Thursday, Feb. 3, 7:30 p.m. (preview) – $25
Friday, Feb. 4, 7:30 p.m. (preview) – $25
Saturday, Feb. 5, 7:30 p.m. (opening) $50
Sunday, Feb. 6, 2 p.m.* – $38
Thursday, Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m.* – $34
Friday, Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m. – $38
Saturday, Feb. 12, 2 p.m. – $34
Saturday, Feb. 12, 7:30 p.m. – $40
Sunday, Feb. 13, 2 p.m.* – $38
Thursday, Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m.* – $34
Friday, Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m. – $38
Saturday, Feb. 19, 2 p.m. – $34
Saturday, Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m. – $40
Sunday, Feb. 20, 2 p.m.* – $38
Friday, Feb. 25, 7:30 p.m. – $38
Saturday, Feb. 26, 2 p.m. – $34
Saturday, Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m. – $40
Sunday, Feb. 27, 2 p.m.* – $38
Thursday, March 3, 7:30 p.m.* – $34
Friday, March 4, 7:30 p.m. – $38
Saturday, March 5, 2 p.m. – $34
Saturday, March 5, 7:30 p.m. – $40
*Stick around after the performance on Thursdays (except preview night) or Sundays for a talkback with the cast.Buy Tickets at thedairy.org
Can’t make it to this production in-person? This production of “Fourteen Funerals” is available for rent on Vimeo through March 6. PLEASE NOTE: All streaming access ends Sunday, March 6, 11:59 p.m.Rent it on Vimeo
Students can get $22.50 tickets online or by phone (303-444-7328) for all performances except opening night on Feb. 5. Must show a valid student ID at the theatre.
Looking to purchase tickets to a show for a group of 10 or more? Email Director of Communications Daniel Leonard at firstname.lastname@example.org. Group sales are processed and invoiced directly through BETC. Groups of 10-19 get 10% off. Groups of 20-29 get 20% off. Groups of 30+ get 40% off.
Update on Subscriptions
We won’t be offering subscriptions this season. Instead, we will be selling tickets to each of our three mainstage productions separately and will be offering most of our other programs free of charge.
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Photos and Video
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Boulder Magazine: Theatre Review of “Fourteen Funerals”
Based both on “Human Error” and “Fourteen Funerals,” I’d say we need a little more Pfeffinger shows in our life. BETC is back with a bang; thank goodness for that. Read More
Boulder Weekly: The greatest of all human blessings
BETC’s ‘Fourteen Funerals’ wraps philosophy in comedy. Read More
BETC returns to mainstage productions with “Fourteen Funerals”
BETC returns to mainstage productions this February with a new name and a commitment to doing theatre differently post-pandemic. Read More
American Theatre Magazine: Butterfly Effect Theatre Names Eric Pfeffinger Its Generations New-Play Resident
Over 175 parent playwrights entered submissions in the most competitive application cycle yet. Read More
Artistic and Production Team
Colin D. Young*
Assistant Stage Manager
*Member of BETC’s Artistic Ensemble
** Appearing through an Agreement between Butterfly Effect Theatre of Colorado and Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States
“Fourteen Funerals” is Made Possible by
Terry and Noel Hefty of Peak Asset Management · Karolynn Lestrud
Season Show Sponsor
Karen Steward Memorial Fund
Cheri Belz Architect and Realty
Betsy and Albert Hand · Lisa Pauley and David Taylor
Ann Bateson and Frank Everts · Ginny Corsi and Mary Backlund · Ann and Russell Hayes · Jean Hodges · Ellen and Dale LaGow · Lauri and Robert McNown · Rochelle and Don Remaly · Stephanie and Alan Rudy
Read more about “Fourteen Funerals”
Food For Thought
The best way to prove a commitment to new plays is to produce them! So, how else does this play represent BETC’s continued commitment to developing thought-provoking, engaging new work for the stage? Read More
As we return to live performance with this world premiere production of “Fourteen Funerals,” we are proud of what we learned and accomplished during the last twenty months and thrilled about the future of our company. Read More
Walking the Walk on Equitable Wages
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