Drama Season 2021

BC Theatre to highlight new connections in upcoming season

BC Theatre to highlight new connections in upcoming season

Thu Jul 29, 2021

It’s been a busy first year for Brazosport College Director of Theatre Michael McIntosh.

Since arriving in Lake Jackson last year, McIntosh has spent quite a bit of time making connections throughout the community and getting to know the people in it. This theme will be reflected in Brazosport College Theatre’s upcoming season.

“I have been very busy making connections at BC and with the community — producing live theater during a pandemic,” McIntosh said, “and I’m excited to officially introduce our next season: New Connections.

“This season’s three plays and a musical all tell stories of new connections being built,” he added. “They include our connections to the world, to culture, to authority and to each other.”

Set in New York City in 1982, the season’s first play, “This is Our Youth” (Sept. 30-Oct. 1) follows 48 hours in the lives of three very lost young souls struggling to connect with a world that isn’t what they were promised.

Next up, the hilarious “The Thanksgiving Play” (Nov. 18-20) features four teaching artists trying to connect with a culture that they know they don’t understand. Finally, “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead” (March 3-6, 2022), shows us the Charlie Brown gang as teenagers trying to connect to life post-adolescence.

The Tony- and Grammy-winning Broadway musical hit, “Spring Awakening” (April 21-24, 2022) wraps up the season as it connects innocence with knowledge, submission with authority, and suppression with reality.

“To connect to someone or to something is to ‘bring together,’” McIntosh said. “The result? Something real happens. I invite everyone to connect with us. Laugh, think, be entertained and come together.”

“This is Our Youth,” “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead” and “Spring Awakening” will be at the Seidule Theatre, while “The Thanksgiving Play” will be performed under the stars at The Shakespeare Theatre in the Glen.

For more information on tickets, shows or auditions, visit brazosport.edu/theatre or email onstage@brazosport.edu

The following is a closer look at BC Theatre’s 2021-22 season:

Sept. 30 – Oct. 2
8 p.m.
Seidule Theatre
In 1982, on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, the wealthy and articulate teenagers who were small children in the ‘60s have emerged as young adults in a country that has just resoundingly rejected everything they were brought up to believe in. The comedy, “This is Our Youth,” is a living snapshot of the moment between adolescence and adulthood when many young people first go out into the world on their own.

Nov. 18-20
8 p.m.
Shakespeare Theatre in the Glen
A hearty satire about good intentions that collide with absurd assumptions in Larissa FastHorse’s wickedly funny play, as a troupe of teaching artists scramble to create a pageant that somehow manages to celebrate both Turkey Day and Native American Heritage Month. It doesn’t go well.

March 3-6, 2022
8 p.m.
Seidule Theatre
“Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead” is a quirky, unauthorized parody of the Peanuts characters inspired by Charles Schulz. When C.B.’s dog dies from rabies, he begins to question the existence of an afterlife. His best friend is too burnt out to provide any coherent speculation; his sister has gone goth; his ex-girlfriend has recently been institutionalized; and his other friends are too inebriated to give him any sort of solace. 

April 21-24, 2022
Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m.
Seidule Theatre
An angsty, rock musical adaptation of the seminal play about the trials and tribulations of growing up. The winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, told by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater through what “Entertainment Weekly” called, “the most gorgeous Broadway score this decade,” “Spring Awakening” explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with a poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable.