“Witch” Comes to Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble

BLOOMSBURG, Pa. – Plays and literature about Faustian bargains of selling one’s soul are as old as time, but in Jen Silverman’s ‘Witch’ the script is turned on its head by the clever Elizabeth, the village outcast who many already believe is a witch. The forces of power, gender, succession, and more drive the play that StageScene LA called “devilishly clever, deliciously laugh-packed, decidedly dark.”

BTE’s ‘Witch’ is helmed by director and resident acting company member Amy Rene Byrne in her mainstage directing debut. The resident acting company members Elizabeth Dowd, Eric Wunsch, and Andrew Hubatsek are joined by guest artists Kimie Muroya and Dre’Land Goar, as well as membership candidate Aaron White.

The performances begin March 31st and run through April 16th at 7:30pm on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, and Sunday matinees at 3:00pm. Season tickets and subscription packages can be purchased by calling the BTE Box Office at 570-784-8181. Single tickets are on sale now at the Box Office and online at www.bte.org. Some COVID protocols are in place at the theatre, please see our website for details.

Special ‘Pay What You Decide’ performances will be held on Thursday, March 31st, Friday, April 1st, and Saturday, April 2nd. Reserve your seat for free and choose your own price after the show. All single ticket income from the April 8th 7:30pm show will benefit relief efforts in Ukraine.

School matinees are available for high school students on April 5th, 6th, 12th, and 13th. Matinees begin at 10:00 am and ticket prices are $9.50 per individual. For booking information, contact BTE’s School Programs Director, Paula Henry at 570-458-4075 or email phenry@bte.org.

Founded in 1978 as an artist-driven, community-based resident ensemble, BTE creates innovative work with local and national impact. Today, BTE produces a lively mix of classic and contemporary plays as well as original theatre education programs for all ages. For more information about upcoming shows and programs, please visit bte.org.