2017-18 Season

Last Performance:
May 6, 2018

UPSTAGE Guides

For each production, Education at Roundabout creates an issue of UPSTAGE, a guide designed to enhance the theatre going experience with interviews with the actors, designers and directors from the production as well as contextual information about the play itself and activities for use by educators. Click here for this production's guide.

Bobbie Clearly

"4 STARS! Fearless, mesmerizing, heart-stopping." —Elysa Gardner, New York Stage Review

Something unspeakable happened in the middle of a cornfield two years ago. Now, at last, the residents of Milton, Nebraska—from the cop and the nurse to the co-captains of the dance team, and even Bobbie himself—are ready to tell you their sides of the story.

Playwright Alex Lubischer, the newest voice discovered by Roundabout Underground, “demonstrates a rare sense of command, craft and scope” (Time Out New York) in this new comedy the Chicago Tribune calls “ambitious and extraordinary.”

Alex Lubischer’s Bobbie Clearly is the second new play of Roundabout Underground’s two-play 2017–2018 season.

Major support for Bobbie Clearly is provided by Jodi Glucksman.

Alex Lubischer is Roundabout’s 201718 Tow Foundation Playwright in Residence.

Roundabout’s work with new and emerging playwrights and directors, as well as development of new work, is made possible by Katheryn Patterson and Tom Kempner.
 
We gratefully acknowledge the Roundabout Leaders for New Works: Alec Baldwin, James Costa and John Archibald, Linda L. D’Onofrio, Peggy and Mark Ellis, Jodi Glucksman, Sylvia Golden, Hess Foundation, Inc., Judith and Douglas Krupp, K. Myers, Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater, Ira Pittelman, Laura S. Rodgers, Seedlings Foundation, Mary Solomon, Lauren and Danny Stein, Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, and Dr. Leonard Tow.

"4 STARS! Fearless, mesmerizing, heart-stopping." —Elysa Gardner, New York Stage Review

Something unspeakable happened in the middle of a cornfield two years ago. Now, at last, the residents of Milton, Nebraska—from the cop and the nurse to the co-captains of the dance team, and even Bobbie himself—are ready to tell you their sides of the story.

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The Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre

The Black Box Theatre, 111 West 46th Street, New York, NY, 10036  |  Ticket Services: 212.719.1300

Bobbie Clearly Video


 

BOBBIE CLEARLY PHOTOS


In Production



In Rehearsal


Bobbie Clearly CAST


Gabriel Brown
Pete Pfeifer
Sasha Diamond
Meghan Gotschell
Ethan Dubin
Bobbie
Crystal Finn
Jane Welch
Marcus Ho
Russ Scott
Christopher Innvar
Stanley Welch
Tyler Lea
Eddie Welch
Talene Monahon
Megan Currie
Brian Quijada
Mitch Backes
Constance Shulman
Darla London
JD Taylor
Derek Nelson


Bobbie Clearly CREATIVE


Alex Lubischer
Playwright
Will Davis
Director
Arnulfo Maldonado
Set Design
Ásta Bennie Hostetter
Costume Design
Jen Schriever
Lighting Design
Palmer Hefferan
Original Music and Sound Design
Samantha Watson
Production Stage Manager
Sara Sahin
Assistant Stage Manager



ABOUT ROUNDABOUT UNDERGROUND

Roundabout Underground productions are produced in Roundabout's Black Box Theatre located within the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. It is an initiative designed to foster new works by emerging theatre artists. Roundabout Underground allows Roundabout to take artistic risks that are not viable on its larger stages, whether giving a debut production to an emerging writer or allowing an experienced director to go back to his or her creative roots. In addition to receiving an opportunity to debut their works as full-scale productions, up-and-coming playwrights receive the significant artistic and financial support of the country's largest not-for-profit theatre and a nurturing environment in which to debut their work. Note: Roundabout Underground productions cannot be purchased as part of a season package.

NEW PLAY INITIATIVE

Click here to learn more about Roundabout's commitment to new works through our New Play Initiative.

Tow Foundation Playwright-in-Residence

For the third consecutive year, Roundabout Theatre Company is proud to be one of seven non-profit theatres selected to host a 2017–18 Tow Foundation Playwright-in-Residence. Founded in 2015, the residency gives artists time, financial support and an artistic home by providing a full-time salary, a full production and integration into the life of the theater company.

PRODUCTION HISTORY

Too Heavy for Your Pocket, by Jiréh Breon Holder, 2017
On The Exhale, by Martín Zimmerman, 2017
Kingdom Come, by Jenny Rachel Weiner, Tow Playwright-in-Residence, 2016
Ugly Lies the Bone, by Lindsey Ferrentino, 2015
Little Children Dream of God, by Jeff Augustin, Tow Playwright-in-Residence, 2015
Too Much, Too Much, Too Many, by Meghan Kennedy, 2013 
Bad Jews, by Joshua Harmon, 2012
Suicide, Incorporated, by Andrew Hinderaker, 2011
The Dream of the Burning Boy, by David West Read, 2011
Tigers Be Still, by Kim Rosenstock, 2010
Ordinary Days, by Adam Gwon, 2009

The Language of Trees, by Steven Levenson, 2008
Speech & Debate, by Stephen Karam, 2007