Season 8: Change the Rules
Two World Premieres, including a Co-Production. One U.S. Premiere. Two plays-in-development by writers with Chicago roots. Our eighth annual Bechdel Fest. And all tickets are Pay-What-You-Can!
Welcome to our most ambitious season yet.
Check below for show descriptions and info on how to buy a season pass.
World Premiere Co-Production with The New Colony
November 13 - December 14, 2019
Written by Liam Fitzgerald
Directed by BNT Artistic Director Elise Marie Davis
Featuring The New Colony’s co-Artistic Director Stephanie Shum and guest artist Gage Wallace
Peg is excited. Steve is nervous. Sure, they've opened a nice bottle of wine, dinner smells delicious... but the brand-new strap-on they ordered has just arrived, and tonight's plan is to flip the script. Peg wants to peg Steve. And even though he was all for it initially, his last-minute hesitation will force this ordinary couple to face their kinks, quirks and societal conditioning, as they're quickly reminded that gender politics follow them everywhere - including the bedroom.
Originally developed through The Paper Trail, our annual new-play series, this story will be directed by Elise Marie Davis, our fearless Artistic Director and star of last season’s Girl in the Red Corner.