Bright Half Life

by Tanya Barfield

Directed by

Jennifer Nostrala

March 5-14, 2021

Show Sponsors

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Season Sponsors

Craig & Betty Miller

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ABOUT THE PLAY

CLASSIC AND TIMELESS

Tanya Barfield’s play shares the four and a half decade story of Vicky and Erica, who meet, fall in love, and go through all the trials and tribulations of a family and a life together. The play connects moment to moment, in an innovative style that keeps the audience intrigued and enthralled. Barfield is an award winning playwright who also writes for television and co-directs the playwriting program at Julliard.

“Romantic! Virtuosic! For sheer loveliness, you won’t surpass Tanya Barfield’s exquisite Bright Half Life.”

—Time Out New York

 

“This well-written portrayal of smart women finding, losing, and finding themselves and each other again, is profound…past, present, and future are contained in each moment, and every one of them feels full.”

—The New Yorker

 
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TICKETS

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This performance is available Friday, March 5 at 7:00 PM through Sunday, March 14. 

$20  Individual ticket

$50  3-Show Season Pass

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ARTISTS

*Resident Artist Company Member

†Cloris Award Winner

Director

Jennifer Nostrala

Stage Manager

Sarah Couer

Scenic & Lighting Designer

Jay Jagim

Costume Design

Susanna Douthit

Sound Design

Josh Jepson

Master Electrician

Dakota Sommer

 

Rae Fehring*

Vicky

Kim Haymes*†

Erica

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Share the love with the #BrightHalfLifeLove challenge!

Ask your partner the questions to the right, record their answers, and share with the world. Let's celebrate human connection
at all stages!

How’d you meet:

First Date:

How long have you been together:

Married:

What year could you legally get married?

Who was interested first:

Who is taller:

Who said I love you first:

When could you come out at work?

When could you tell your parents?

Who is most impatient:

When were you first safe/comfortable with PDA? 

Loudest:

Most stubborn:

Falls asleep first: 

Cooks better:

Better driver:

Most competitive:

Funniest:

 

#ISTC #BrightHalfLifeISTC #BrightHalfLifeLove

 
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