Company of Fools kicks off the summer season with the sassy Ring Cycle-inspired musical DAS BARBECÜ by Jim Luigs and Scott Warrender running July 4 - 28, 2012 at the Liberty Theatre in Hailey.
Opera-lovers and opera-haters alike will be able to kick back and have a good 'ol time with this lightning-paced romp of a play. One critic described DAS BARBECÜ this way: "Conjure up your basic Texas hootenanny, complete with lassos, long-neck beers and guitars. Marry that image with Wagner's Ring Cycle in all its melodramatic intensity. These improbable—no, impossible—bedfellows come deliriously together in a splendidly giddy musical."
DAS BARBECÜ takes Wagner's epic Ring Cycle operas and squeezes them into two acts. The entire show is performed with just five actors playing more than 30 zany characters. Audience members don't have to be familiar with the plot—not that anyone could follow it, anyway—but we’ll try to explain. There's a gold ring (one ring to rule them all). There's a guy, Siegfried. He has the ring. And a girl, Brunnhilde. They’re getting married. The conniving Gibich clan wants the ring. And they can scheme like a politician running for office. It's like "Lord of the Rings" combined with the Real Housewives of Dallas - with a Charlie Daniels soundtrack.
Under R.L. Rowsey’s direction, Company of Fools has assembled a dizzyingly talented cast of actors to tell this crazy tale— Rachel Abrams, Beth Hilles, Duke Lafoon, Mike Tilford and Debra Wagoner. The artistic team for DAS BARBECÜ includes Joe Lavigne (Set Designer), Jay Ryan (Guest Lighting Designer), TEd Macklin (Sound Design) and K.O. Ogilvie (Stage Manager).
This production is supported in part by Carol and Len Harlig and Zions Bank. Company of Fools’ Season Sponsors are High Country Fusion, Main Street Market, Cox Communications, Wood River Insurance, and media sponsor The Weekly Sun.
Tickets are $30 for adults, $20 for seniors (62 and over) and $10 for students (18 and under). These ticket prices do not include the “Pay What You Feel” preview (July 4), 10 for $10, Girls’ Night Out (July 7) and Educator Night (July 5). There is also a special group rate – groups of 6 or more receive $20 tickets.
Tickets may be purchased online at companyoffools.org, by phone at 208.578.9122 or at the box office starting one hour prior to curtain. Company of Fools’ box office is located at the Liberty Theatre, 110 N. Main Street in Hailey, with hours from 10 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday. All seats are reserved – except for the company's “Pay What you Feel” preview.
Performance Schedule: Wednesday, July 4 7PM “Pay What you Feel” Preview; Thursday, July 5 7PM Educators Night; Friday, July 6 8PM; Saturday, July 7 8PM GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT; Tuesday, July 10 7PM SOLD OUT; Wednesday, July 11 7PM; Thursday, July 12 7PM; Friday, July 13 8PM; Saturday, July 14 8PM; Tuesday, July 17 7PM; Wednesday, July 18 7PM; Thursday, July 19 7PM; Friday, July 20 8PM; Saturday, July 21 8PM; Tuesday, July 24 7PM; Wednesday, July 25 7PM; Friday, July 27 8PM and Saturday, July 28 8PM.
“Pay What you Feel” Preview – Wednesday, July 4 (7PM)
Join us for the first performance of DAS BARBECU and literally pay whatever you’d like. Tickets go on sale at the Liberty Theatre box office one hour prior to the performance. There are no reserved seats. Simply buy your ticket, find a seat and enjoy the show. You’ll be out in time for the fireworks.
“10 for $10”
Ten seats are sold for $10 each on each night at the box office starting one hour prior to the performance. Limit two tickets per person.
Educator Nights – July 5 (7PM)
$10 tickets are available to currently employed educators and school administrators for these designated nights. These tickets may be purchased in advance. Limit two per person.
Girls’ Night Out – July 7 (8PM)
Back by Popular Demand! Ladies, grab your girlfriends for a hilarious evening at the Liberty. Girls’ Night Out! Advance purchase tickets only. Includes:
· $20 ticket (regularly $30)