“Be Here Now offers audiences a funny, touching and poignant reminder to stop, to take a look around and to appreciate the blessings both big and small that surround us all the time,” says Rachel Parish, Director. “Come follow our characters on an extraordinary and electric journey filled with first loves, true heartbreak and lessons on how to find happiness, despite ourselves.”
Audiences will follow the life of Bari who is in a perpetual funk, miserably returning to the town she abandoned years ago and biding her time at a mind-numbing job shipping Tibetan-themed tchotchkes. This wonderfully weird comedy will raise all kinds of questions about Bari’s life. Will she ever leave her parents’ house in upstate New York? Should she go on a blind date with a guy who makes art out of trash? And why does she have headaches with bizarre side-effects? Audiences will love the journey for answers in this relatable, clever comedy!
Cynthia Barrett, best known for role as Marsha Hollard (Barb’s Mom) on the Netflix hit Stranger Things, as well as Halt and Catch Fire, Drop Dead Diva and Homeland, will star as Bari in her Aurora debut. Aurora Theatre regular Travis Smith will return yet again to the Aurora stage in the role of Mike, along with Joselin Reyes and Falashay Pearson, in the roles of Patty and Luanne. The production will boast direction by Rachel Parish, an installation artist and arts educator, whose work has been showcased in the United Kingdom, Ireland, China, Switzerland and across the United States.
Be Here Now will play at Aurora Theatre September 20 – October 21. Tickets are currently on sale; single ticket prices start at $20 and may be purchased online at bit.ly/ATBeHereNow or by calling the Box Office at 678-226-6222. For more information on this production or other programming, please visit auroratheatre.com.
Regular show times are as follows:
- Tuesday – Saturday at 8 p.m.
- Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.