July Cabaret

July 20, 2012 — July 21, 2012

Havana Restaurant & Bar
(105 South Main Street)

Thursday through Saturday at 11:00 pm

Havana New Hope LogoBCP performances don’t end when the curtain comes down. One of the great traditions of Summer theater is a chance for great performers to do the kind of performances they don’t get a chance to do on stage. Join Playhouse cast members and others at Havana Restaurant & Bar as they showcase their talents in a 45-minute cabaret-style show. Get up close and personal with your favorite Playhouse performers in this unique, intimate setting.

This edition will be hosted by award winning playwright Christopher Durang, a long time Bucks County resident.

Christopher Durang at BCP CabaretChristopher Durang
Broadway/Off-Broadway: A History of the American Film (Tony nomination), Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You (Obie award), Beyond Therapy, Baby with the Bathwater, The Marriage of Bette and Boo (Obie award, Dramatists Guild Hull Warriner Award), Laughing Wild, Betty’s Summer Vacation (Obie award), Miss Witherspoon (2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist), and Adrift in Macao (book/lyrics Durang, music by Peter Melnick). Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them recently premiered at the Public Theater in 2009. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, which will be presented at both the McCarter Theatre in Princeton and at Lincoln Center Theatre in the fall of 2012. Durang has won the Harvard Arts Medal, the Sidney Kingsley Playwriting Award, and was the 2008 honoree at the William Inge Festival. His crackpot cabaret act “Chris Durang and Dawne” played in the late ’80s and ’90s in various NYC clubs, winning a Bistro Award for him and his cohorts John Augustine and Sherry Anderson. This past January they shared a special Nightlight Award for their act, and performed selections at Town Hall. With Marsha Norman, Durang has been co-chair of the Playwriting Program at Juilliard since 1994. He is also a member of the Dramatists Guild Council. www.christopherdurang.com