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June 23, 2014 / ivytechartspartner

Bloomington Playwrights Project announces its 14/15 Season

Bloomington, IN – Bloomington Playwrights Project announces its 14/15 Season, which will feature five phenomenal new shows in its Mainstage Series and a distinctive selection of special events. Celebrating its 35th Season, BPP is the only professional theatre in the state of Indiana focused solely on new works.    Subscribers to the BPP’s 14/15 Season will receive 5 tickets at the price of 4.  Subscriptions are $80 for General Admission and $68 for Students and Seniors.  Subscriptions may be purchased at the BCT Box Office on Kirkwood or online at Call 812.323.3020 or email for more information.

14/15 Mainstage Series

REVA SHINER COMEDY AWARD WINNERKALAMAZOO by Michelle Kholos Brooks & Kelly Younger Directed by Chad Rabinovitz Sep. 26, 2014 – Oct. 11, 2014 When Peg, a 70-something, Irish Catholic bird lover meets Irving, a 70-something, Jewish metal detector-toting East Coaster on an online dating site, it feels like love at first click. But after their crazy margarita-filled first date, complete with body shots and morning-after tattoos, Peg and Irving find that they still have a little aging to do if they want to forget their past and move forward into a future together. Now in its 22nd year, the Reva Shiner Comedy Award is a staple among comedy playwriting professionals world-wide. BPP receives over 300 submissions from all around the world each year.  The winner receives a cash prize and a full production in the BPP Mainstage Season.  We don’t just pick a funny one… we pick the funniest!OFF-BROADWAY/ON-9thSHE KILLS MONSTERS by Qui Nguyen Directed by Scott Weinstein Dec. 5, 2014 – Dec. 20, 2014 Agnes never paid much attention to her teenage sister, Tilly, who took refuge in the role-playing world. But when a tragedy strikes and Tilly is lost forever, Agnes goes searching in the one place she can still be found: her late sister’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook. With the help of the game store clerk, Chuck, Agnes dives into the fantastical world of fairies, ogres, dragons, and even blood thirsty cheerleaders, in an action-packed comedy that searches for the warrior…and the geek…within us all.BPP/IU COLLABORATIVE MUSICALby special arrangement with The Benge Group  MAKE ME BAD  Music & Lyrics by Drew Gasparini, Book by Alex Brightman Directed by Chad Rabinovitz Jan. 30, 2015 – Feb. 14, 2015 What happens when you fall in love with a serial killer? This gritty and sexy musical thriller follows the story of Daisy Harris, a young woman stuck in a small town with a dead-end job, an overbearing mother, and a troubled past. Desperate to escape but with nowhere to go, Daisy looks for anything to break the monotony of her meaningless life. She meets charming and cryptic Max, just as a string of unexplained murders rocks the town. As the community continues to be plagued by gruesome killings, the relationship formed between the two not only reveals the atrocities of Daisy’s past, but foreshadows the darkness that is to come.WOODWARD/NEWMAN DRAMA AWARD WINNERUGLY LIES THE BONE by Lindsey Ferrentino Directed by David Anspaugh (Hoosiers, Rudy) April 3, 2015 – April 18, 2015 Female soldier, Jess, returns from war severely burned only to find her Floridian hometown decaying with the end of the space shuttle era. She moves in with her sister and struggles through immense pain to define a new sense of “normal” when all she wants is her old life back. Using virtual reality therapy, Jess builds a dream world of cooling snow to calm her mind as she desperately tries to restore her relationships, home, and all that was lost. Ugly Lies the Bone was chosen as the best of the best from hundreds of submissions from around the world as part of the Woodward/Newman Drama Competition, named after two of the greatest actors of our time, Joanne Woodward & Paul Newman, and sponsored by Newman’s Own Foundation.  The theatre receives hundreds of submissions of plays from around the globe and presents the best new drama in the world with a prize of $3,000 and a full production as part of the BPP’s Mainstage Season.COMEDIC DRAMA SERIESTHE CAPABLES by Jay Stull Directed by Timothy O’Neal May 15, 2015 – May 30, 2015 Anna Capable is a hoarder. The stacks of McDonald’s happy meal toys, beanie babies, and useless junk pile straight up to the ceiling, forcing her daughter, Jessy, to call a TV network in hopes of clearing the mess and curing her mother. But the TV network’s producer, David, is looking for more than just another cluttered home to get the ratings he needs. With his career on the line, he’s hungry to expose the Capables’ dirty laundry—whether it’s in their house or their personal lives—at all costs.

Special Events   The Ike & Julie Arnove PlayOffs

Our most popular fundraiser, in honor of Ike & Julie Arnove: 9 Playwrights, 9 Directors, and 27 Actors have only 24 hours to write, direct, and produce a full production based on a surprise theme, prop, and line of dialogue.

November 1-2, 2014   The Blizzard

Come see if we can perform all 30 plays in the order the audience chooses, before the countdown timer hits zero. This year all 30 plays will be inspired by drinks from local breweries, wineries, and bars. Arrive early to taste a few of the drinks that inspired these new plays!

February 26 – 28, 2015   Vintage Scenes

Celebrate BPP’s 35 year history with brand new plays written by some of our favorite playwrights of recent years (Vintage Playwrights!), accompanied by delicious food and amazing wine outdoors at  Oliver Winery.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

The 14/15 Season is sponsored by Ivy Tech Community College, Bloom Magazine, World Arts Printing, Papa John’s Pizza,  Indiana Arts Commission, Grant Street Inn, German American Bank, Storage Express, Oliver Winery, Long’s Landing Furniture, and Bucceto’s

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