BoHo Announces Season Directors

BoHo Announces Season Directors

Pictured: Jerrell L. Henderson

BoHo Theatre has announced the directors for its upcoming 2019 season, its first as a resident theatre at the Greenhouse Theater Center.

The company’s spring production of Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s bluegrass-inspired BRIGHT STAR will be directed and choreographed by Ericka Mac March 16 – May 5. Inspired by a real event, BRIGHT STAR is set against the backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and 40s. “For me, BRIGHT STAR is about how unconditional love and hope can overcome obstacles,” says Mac. “How forgiveness can redeem a person/situation and create miracles.”

Jez Butterworth’s THE RIVER will be directed by Jerrell L. Henderson June 8 – July 28. Part thriller, part ghost story, “the characters in THE RIVER wrestle with the question of whether achieving or attaining love, actual love, is even possible,” remarked Henderson. “The play’s themes are eternal, universal, subtly epic, and devilishly playful.”

Closing the season is a new scaled-down version of Andrew Lippa and John August’s adaptation of BIG FISH for 12 actors. Stephen Schellhardt will direct. “This is a wonderful story about legacy, family secrets, and the bond between a father and son,” says Schellhardt. “It emphasizes the enormous dreams we can create for ourselves and the realities we must face when those dreams don’t turn out the way we envisioned…I hope to bring our audiences a more earnest, raw, and intimate rendition of this story without losing the magic.”

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