A curse falls over a mythical town. Villagers are plagued by the Harbinger of Hate. Neighbors are rude, lovers self-centered. What can save them? Will the valentines spilled by Cupid be delivered to the right people? Can the curse be lifted in time? And what does tabletop gaming have to do with theatre?
The Quest for Love, created by Jacob Hartje and developed by ensemble artists, is Theatre B’s own take on role-playing games.
You’ve heard of games such as D&D. But what connection does that have to stage plays? Theatre B artists who are big fans of role-playing games and playing roles (pun intended!) are creating a unique take on this popular pastime just in time for Valentine’s Day! And in this performance, the audience is also a participant! Using the voting app developed by ensemble member David Huebner for the fall production, the audience will have an opportunity to aid the players in the choices they make during The Quest for Love.
“I’ve been a dungeon master for many years, but I prefer the title Storyteller”, says Jacob Hartje, who was excited to champion a Valentine’s project. “Jacob was an obvious choice,” said Tucker Lucas during a recent ensemble gathering. “Jacob did a great job Assistant Directing The Majority with me in the fall, and it’s always better for us to run with an idea that excites us rather than trying to find a script to fit a production slot, no matter how unique or crazy the idea might be.”
The Quest for Love is another installment in the B At Home series presented on Facebook Live. While Theatre B continues in a holding pattern until it’s safe to produce in person again, the ensemble artists are enjoying the freedom to try new things, make original art, and have fun. B At Home offers a way to connect to audiences and create together, without the financial risk of full stage productions. It also gives the audience a glimpse into the personal interests of B artists.
The Quest for Love will be available to stream on Friday, February 12th (Part 1), and Saturday, February 13th (Part 2). The performance will be available through Pay What You Will “virtual ticket” pricing.
Tickets must be purchased in advance to participate in a surprise drawing at the end of the show. Complete details are available at theatreb.org and the box office will open for sales on January 25.
The Quest For Love: Part 1 & 2 by Jacob Hartje and Theatre B ensemble
Friday, February 12 at 7:30 pm (Part 1)
Saturday, February 13 at 7:30 pm (Part 2)
For tickets and information, please visit www.theatreb.org
‘About Theatre B:
The mission of Theatre B is to ignite conversations that transform our community through intimate and courageous stories. Since 2003, the Ensemble and guest artists of Theatre B have brought to life a wide variety of the latest award-winning plays and bold new works. By removing barriers between actor and audience, and intensifying the experience of intimacy, Theatre B productions inspire a sense of community, engage conversation, and prompt viewers to contemplate the stories long after they have left the theatre. For more information about Theatre B, visit www.theatreb.org.
Theatre for the BRAVE and CURIOUS.