25 Thursday / October 25, 2018

The BCT’s Backstage Bash

05:30 pm to 07:30 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater
https://buskirkchumley.org/backstagebash/

You know the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. You LOVE the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. But how much do you know about how performances make their way to the stage?

This fundraising event gives you backstage access to the process and invites you to help decide who will play the BCT in the coming year. Vote for your favorite concert act, enjoy a performance never before seen on our stage, and learn about how your support makes the BCT a place for everyone – on stage and in the audience. The evening features performers from Stage Flight Circus Arts, a local professional training program in performance acrobatics, and HoosieRaas, a high energy, traditional Indian dance troupe with a modern beat. We’ll also hear from Michael Cassady, the man who puts the “Michael” in Michael’s Uptown Café, on the BCT’s impact on downtown Bloomington.

Come to give your financial support to the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. Stay for the catering by FARMBloomington and a cash bar featuring local beer, wine, and spirits. The first drink is on us!

Benefits / Entertainment / Live Music / Theater

25 Thursday / October 25, 2018

The Hobbit

07:00 pm to 09:00 pm
Artisan Alley, 222 W. 2nd Street Bloomington
https://www.stagesbloomington.com

Join Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf and thirteen dwarves as they journey
to Lonely Mountain in search of treasure.
A favorite of audiences everywhere.
Based on J.R.R. Tolkein’s ever popular fantasy series.

Children / Entertainment / Theater

25 Thursday / October 25, 2018

Leipzig

07:30 pm to 09:30 pm on Nov 3
Ivy Tech Waldron's Rose Firebay
https://www.jewishtheatrebloomington.com/

Leipzig, a play written by Wendy Graf and directed by Jenny McKnight, follows a three-member Irish-Catholic Boston family as the mother (Columbus actress Jan Lucas) descends into Alzheimer’s and begins praying in Hebrew, unwittingly revealing her long-held secret that she is Jewish, a child refugee of the Holocaust. Her adult daughter and only child (Bloomington actress Suzanne Lang-Fodor) has been raised as a devout Catholic, and must deal with the devastating effects of her mother’s secret past and come to terms with her religious identity. She carries on an interior conversation with an imagined “Jesus” (IU theatre student Caleb Curtis), her confidante since childhood to help her through this religious crisis, while her father, (Indianapolis actor David Moesdale) is in denial. IU theatre students Anna Doyle and Reid Henry, as well as local actor Jonathan Golumbiecki round out the cast. Leipzig allows past and present to collide in a psychological homecoming that raises deep and moving questions about identity, loyalty, memory, and parental bonds.

Performance dates: October 25 & 27 and November 1 & 3 at 7:30 PM, and October 28 at 3:00 PM.
There will be talkbacks directly following the performances on Thursday, October 25 and Thursday, November 1. Meet the playwright, Wendy Graf, at our talkback panel on opening night, October 25!

Doors will open 30 minutes ahead of time; metered parking and parking garage space is available downtown and across the street from the theatre. If not sold out, tickets will be available at the door by cash or check only. Patrons buying 5 or more tickets can use the code GROUP5 for a discounted rate.

For more information on the Jewish Theatre or on Leipzig, please visit jewishtheatrebloomington.com or find us on Facebook at: Jewish Theatre of Bloomington.

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