For the 2009-2010 Balagula Theatre season, audiences can expect more of the oddball intellectual comedies for which they have come to know and love Balagula for. This season, which artistic director Ryan Case calls Balagula’s first “official season,” will focus on the existential and the absurd, featuring works by Samuel Beckett, Eugene Ionesco, Jean Paul Sartre and Arthur Kopit.
Balagula Theatre was founded in 2003 as an “actor’s theatre,” emphasizing the mission of nurturing the talent of its actors, and it has grown steadily ever since. Case said he was overwhelmed with the number of actors who showed up to audition for the upcoming season. Short, one-act “curtain raisers” will precede the “Bald Soprano,” “No Exit” and “Oh Dad…,” presenting what Case calls an opportunity to employ more actors and test new directors as well.