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ACT A LADY by Jordan Harrison, Directed by Steve Keim

  • Presented By: Bas Bleu Theatre Company
  • Dates: 11/24/2023, 11/25/2023, 11/26/2023, 12/1/2023, 12/2/2023, 12/3/2023, 12/8/2023, 12/9/2023, 12/10/2023, 12/15/2023, 12/16/2023, 12/17/2023
  • Location: Bas Bleu Theatre Company
  • 401 Pine Street
  • Fort Collins, CO 80524
  • Price: $6 - $30
  • (970) 498-8949
    • Bas Bleu Theatre Company of Fort Collins is ecstatic to announce the second
      mainstage production of its 31st Season, the riotously farcical ACT A LADY, by
      Pulitzer Prize finalist Jordan Harrison, and directed by Steve Keim.

      When the Elks Club of a small Prohibition-era town decides to put on a Christmas
      fundraiser dressed in “fancy-type, women-type clothes,” the whole community is
      affected: gender lines blur, eyebrows raise, identities explode, and life and art are forever

      Clever, poignant, and downright hilarious, ACT A LADY is inspired by the famous
      “Womanless Wedding” in 1927 Lanesboro, Minnesota, organized by Teman “Jumbo”
      Thompson, local furniture store owner and the town undertaker, who also ran the
      ambulance service. The entire Lanesboro business community participated, and the
      result was referred to as a “rollicking farce.”

      Called “sweet, sly, and subversive,” and the hit of the Humana Festival of New Plays, ACT
      A LADY will be presented November 24th through December 17th at Bas Bleu Theatre,
      401 Pine Street in Fort Collins. Performances begin on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30p.m., and at 2:30 p.m. for the Sunday matinees.

      Tickets: $30/adult, $25/senior, $8/student, $6/Quest card (please contact the box office
      for details about this rate) There will be a Pay-What-You-Will/preview performance on
      Friday, November 24th. Tickets can be purchased at, or by calling the box
      office at 970-498-8949. We will see you at the Bleu!