Best Bets: ‘Bare: A Pop Opera’ at the Underground
“Bare: A Pop Opera” is the story of a secret love affair between two high school boys at a coed Catholic boarding school — with a bit of Shakespeare at its base.
Peter is ready to go live with the relationship; Jason isn’t there yet.
The story is set around a production of “Romeo & Juliet” and off-stage the dramatics include hookups, breakups, drug use and confession.
And that’s just Act I.
This production is directed by Bailey Boots and music director Andy Kust, a faculty member at the University of Minnesota Duluth whose ties to the show date back to its early drafts.
“Bare” was born in Los Angeles — it was called “affecting” by LA Weekly — and ran Off-Broadway in the mid-2000s. A production was staged in Minneapolis in 2011. This is its regional premiere.
Go see it What: “Bare: A Pop Opera”
When: 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday and Aug. 21-23
Where: The Underground, 506 W. Michigan St.
Tickets: $16 adults, $12 students at duluthunderground.org
Note: Show contains mature themes