Local writers Bekah Grim and Blue Mooers have finished the sequel to to their play, A Bitterbush Retreat
Last summer the couple performed Bitterbush: A Family Saga, a surreal comedy with a 12-person cast to a sold out crowd at FREIGHT. The sequel is a stand alone play and doesn’t require having seen the original. The approximate run time is an hour and a half.
The play will be October 28 and 29 at FREIGHT, doors at 6 pm, show at 7 pm. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.
A Bitterbush Retreat is a comedy set in Leadville, the plot follows a group trying to start a utopian art collective in a Stringtown backyard. It examines the town’s undeniable charms, historical past, and lingering ghosts. The heart of the play is the complicated ways that family expresses love, and the quest to find a partner by any means. It also explores the nature of work in late capitalism, concluding a job can only give you a routine, not a life.