Already closed | 1h 30m | Summit

Be Here Now

From 19 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing, Thought-provoking

About the show

This New Jersey premiere for Dreamcatcher Rep tells the story of a nihilistic misanthrope who undergoes a radical transformation. More…

From the show:

Surrounded by painfully cheerful co-workers, Bari is deeply cynical and woefully underemployed. After an unexpected and unexplainable turn of events, Bari finds herself on an enlightening new path. When she meets Mike, it's her turn to pull another out of the darkness.

1h 30m | Already closed | Oakes Center (Summit)

Member Reviews (19)


Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing, Thought-provoking
Avg Score

Resonant, Great acting, Funny, Enchanting, Clever

See it if you enjoy funny yet serious contemporary stories with interesting and quirky characters.

Don't see it if you prefer Broadway style productions with big casts and fancy costumes. This is a very intimate theater and a show with a lot of heart.

Also Dreamcatcher stepped up its game with this production. The acting and ... Read more Read less

Quirky, Ambitious

See it if If you support local theatre Surprisingly good acting by the leads. Experimental can be works here.

Don't see it if You expect a big play with big sets

Also Except for a massive plot hole (at least for me) this is a well writte... Read more Read less

Quirky, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if You like excellently-acted small-scale productions of contemporary plays that address current social concerns with humor and heart.

Don't see it if You are looking for large-cast, big Broadway escapist theater.

Also It is always great to see the members of the Dreamcatcher Company (all... Read more Read less

Ambitious, Slow

See it if Supporting local community theater is important.

Don't see it if expecting elaborate scenery, riveting dialogue, or heavy drama. I was a little bored.

Romantic, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You like new works, ensemble acting by a repertory company, terrific production values.

Don't see it if You don’t like philosophical discussions of faith or small cast shows.

Funny, Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if See it if you like transparent emotions and glimpses into real life topics and situations performed in an entertaining way.

Don't see it if Don’t see it if you are not comfortable with people being vulnerable.

Insightful, Delightful, Great acting, Though provoking, Great staging

See it if Not just entertainment – makes you think about the way you look at life

Don't see it if At first appearance the production doesn’t seem to be that professional given the former church setting (which is wrong)

Must see, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You like Professional acting and amazing directing. Excellent interaction among the characters. Good writing

Don't see it if You Want an elaborate production with singing and dance.

Also Dreamcatcher Repertoire Company consistently presents shows that recei... Read more Read less


See it if The show is entertaining and provides a good time.

Don't see it if This is not for you if you do not enjoy a thought provoking play.

Thought-provoking, Relevant, Profound, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if If you like a small venue where you can see every facial expression on the four amazing actors in the show, you should not miss it.

Don't see it if If you don't like shows about real life hardships and people with problems. If you don't like small venues with minimalistic staging.

Profound, Refreshing, Great acting, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy uplifting real world stories and authentic, mature dialogue about life choices.

Don't see it if You're expecting big sets, high production budgets, or big laughs.

Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if Excellent acting - great performances. Great set design. Really loved it. One of our favorite performances on their stage!

Don't see it if There is NO REASON not to see it!

Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You can relate to questions of why & how to find meaning & happiness in life.

Don't see it if You’re impatient for lots of action & a traditional romance.

Quirky, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting, Clever

See it if You are ready to laugh at moments, cry at others

Don't see it if You have medical issues, you’ve lost a child tragically

Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Clever

See it if you like thought provoking subjects with with humor mixed in.

Don't see it if You don’t like small theaters

Clever, Entertaining, Absorbing, Great acting, Delightful

See it if The play is uplifting and engaging. Characters are well developed. Acting and direction are excellent. Set is extraordinary.

Don't see it if Don't go if you only like musicals.

Clever, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if Humanistic story with real-life situations that could be encountered in today's modern world. Message: do not live a life by hiding from it

Don't see it if Slow start with much conversation nor for those that might not appreciate philosophical plays that make them think too much about life.

Also See it as there is hope for those that feel that life has passed them ... Read more Read less

Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you like plays that center on human feelings, imperfections and growth. The play is very well-written, -directed, and -acted.

Don't see it if you don't have a heart

Clever, Good acting

See it if You enjoy good community theater.

Don't see it if You like elaborate productions.

February 24th, 2020
"In ‘Be Here Now,’ romance takes a backseat to empathy"
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