‘Bielzy and Gottfried’ will show as part of The Echo Theatre’s 2014 Playwriting Showcase April 3 through April 19 and is an original play by J. Omar Hansen a Theatre Professor at BYU-Idaho. This show is scheduled for a staged reading at the Midtown International Theatre Festival in New York this summer.
Hansen was inspired by medieval morality plays like “Everyman” and caused him to ask the question, “What if God and the devil did a morality play?” In answer to this question he wrote “Bielzy and Gottfried” Wherein Joshua Gottfried and Lucius Bielzy come together to present a series of short morality plays causing their audience to think about old familiar stories and make new discoveries of their own.
This contemporary play is an allegory dealing with issues that are not only real but relevant. The morality plays within this show explore such concepts as choice, free will, human frailty, suffering and hope without giving the audience the answers. Hansen teaches his students that “Great Literature asks the important questions, it does not answer them.”
Hansen’s intent was “to explore the duality of morality.” His hope is that it makes people examine the way they think about right and wrong. He wants audiences to “Rethink the old stories” and come away from this show asking themselves, “What do these stories mean to me?”
April 3 – April 19
Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Show Starts at 7:30 p.m.
$12 at the door
$10 online in advance.
Student and senior discounts available
Monday night group discounts also available
Recommended age: High School and up