The senior students of St. Cecilia’s Catholic Boarding School are grappling with the frivolities and intensities of coming of age. What clothes to wear, what music to listen to, what party to attend. Which people they can love. Through a dynamic contemporary pop rock score, Peter and his schoolmates search for a way to express themselves within the confines of their parents’ expectations, their own social pressures, and the strict confines of their religious upbringing. When their own self identities conflict with other's ideas, what is their duty to the rules they didn't write? And if 'the truth will set us free' what price do we pay for hiding who we are?
This marks the 16th anniversary of spring partnership productions with Playhouse Square and Baldwin Wallace University. Laura Welsh Berg will direct BARE in her debut production as a Baldwin Wallace Music Theatre faculty member.