Be Here Now

Be Here Now

By DEBORAH ZOE LAUFER

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Shelterhouse Theatre
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FEB. 9 - MARCH 11, 2018 

Directed by PORTIA KRIEGER

Two lost souls come together under most unusual circumstances in this deeply insightful and charmingly funny world premiere. Surrounded by painfully cheerful co-workers, Bari is deeply cynical and woefully underemployed working at a small-town fulfillment center. After an unexpected and unexplainable turn of events, Bari finds herself on an enlightening new path. When she meets Mike, a man who makes art out of garbage, it’s Bari’s turn to pull another out of the darkness. Be Here Now asks what we are willing to do for love and happiness and to create meaning in our lives.


ADVISORY: Be Here Now is appropriate for adults and older teenage audiences. This searching story about existential happiness contains adult language, sexual content and other mature themes that are handled with both humor and honesty.

RUNNING TIME: Be Here Now runs approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission.

Promotional photo by Tony Arrasmith/Arrasmith & Associates.


   
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Artists

Eva Kaminsky

Bari

Torsten Hillhouse

Mike

Emily Kratter

Luanne

Michele Ragusa

Patty

Deborah Zoe Laufer

Playwright

Portia Krieger

Director

Daniel Zimmerman

Set Designer

Gordon DeVinney

Costume Designer

Thomas C. Hase

Lighting Designer

Pornchanok (Nok) Kanchanabanca

Sound Design and Composition

Stephanie Klapper

Casting Director

Andrea L. Shell

Stage Manager

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On the Blog

It's All Connected

Jan 19, 2018
Natalie Hulla

Two lost souls somehow come together under the most unusual circumstances in this funny, charming and insightful world premiere.

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The Work of Deborah Zoe Laufer

Feb 12, 2018
Natalie Hulla

“All of my writing, really, asks a very broad question of, what does it mean to be human right now?” says Playwright Deborah Zoe Laufer. That’s certainly true of Be Here Now, the Playhouse's second world premiere this season.

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En-Lighten Up: A Q&A With Portia Krieger

Feb 23, 2018
Natalie Hulla

Be Here Now director Portia Krieger shares her artistic insight on bringing this charming and funny world premiere play to life.

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5 Questions With Eva Kaminsky

Feb 27, 2018
Natalie Hulla

Meet Eva Kaminsky, who plays Bari in Be Here Now. Learn about her background in theatre, why this role is one of her favorites and what she's found most interesting about this world premiere.

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5 Questions With Michele Ragusa

Feb 28, 2018
Natalie Hulla

Meet Michele Ragusa, who plays Patty in Be Here Now. Learn about what inspired her to become an actor, what role she's dying to play and what she enjoys about this world premiere production.

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5 Questions With Emily Kratter

Mar 1, 2018
Natalie Hulla

Meet Emily Kratter, who plays Luanne in Be Here Now. Learn how she got her start as an actor, what her favorite role has been and what she enjoys about this world premiere production.

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World Premieres Put Cincinnati on the Map

Feb 9, 2018
Natalie Hulla

Since its founding in 1960, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park has produced 75 world premieres, include two this season. This commitment to creating and nurturing new works is one of the reasons why the Playhouse received the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre.

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