The electric contemporary pop/rock opera "Bare" follows a group of students at a Catholic boarding school as they grapple with their sexuality, identity, and the future. A site-aware production staged in an actual church. More…
As the group attempts to put up a production of "Romeo and Juliet," tensions flare, self-doubt ensnares and God’s path blurs. The students’ journeys ring with the sounds of youthful repression and revolt. With an exhilarating sung-through pop score, bare is a provocative and honest look at the dangers of baring your soul, and the consequences of continuing to hide.
See it if You want an absorbing staging of the show; if you want great acting and singing; if seeing a religious-critical show in a church sounds cool
Don't see it if You need to hear all the words (staging was cool but many words were lost); teen angst isn't your thing; you don't like the dying gays trope
See it if if you're a fan of the original production of the Bare. This production done in a church offers an immersive experience of the show.
Don't see it if you're not a fan of gay relationships depicted in musicals or if you're not a fan of the immersive theatre-going experience.
See it if you like immersive theater with beautiful score, great acting, and relevant book.
Don't see it if you are not into immersive theater where the action revolves around you (like literally - they were everywhere!).
See it if you want to have a moving evening of theater with this immersive staging of the tragedy of the students in a co-ed Catholic boarding school.
Don't see it if It’s got gay (and straight) themes, drug use, adult language, and some sharp criticism of the Catholic Church & the actors get pretty close.
See it if you love "BARE" and would like to "see" and "hear" a sight-specific staging of the show.
Don't see it if you want a refreshing new take on the show or if don't know the show well. Being in a church, it's very hard to hear and see the actors.
See it if If you want to understand the plight of young men struggling with their sexual identity told with melodic and powerful music.
Don't see it if If uncomfortable topics make you uncomfortable