Theatre B productions have been remarkable in the sustained high quality of their work: the choice of plays, the abilities of the actors, the stage craft. The group makes a wonderful contribution to the Fargo-Moorhead area, and I look forward to its future.

- Davis

The Art of Bad Men

An imaginative story of true events, looking back in time to WWII when German POW's lived, worked – and put on a play – in Northern Minnesota.

September 18 - October 10
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30pm 

Pay as you wish Preview Performances September 16 & 17 at 7:30pm

Sunday Matinee September 27 & October 4 at 2:00pm 
ASL Interpreted Performance October 3

Sunday Salon at Stoker's in the HoDo, October 4 at 4:00pm

An Incubator co-World Premiere with MAP Theatre, Seattle

A community collaboration with the Historical & Cultural Society of Clay County

Based on interviews with former German prisoners of war, The Art of Bad Men is the true story of German soldiers in WWII POW camps in a distant, exotic place none of them can remotely fathom: the American Midwest. Some are ardent Nazis; some are more interested in wooing an American sweetheart; some are barely old enough to hold a shovel. Every one of them is scared: of the war, of losing their home, of the vastness of this strange land. But, for a few, a military camp production of a Moliere play may give them a chance—either to escape or transcend.

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Taylor Schatz
Luke Smit
Cameron Wintersteen
Clare Geinert 
Monika Browne
Scott Ecker

Director: Sally Story
Stage Manager: Rachel Geinert
Sets: Jack Golden
Lights: Jordan Green
Costumes: Jenni Lou Russi
Sound: Missy Teeters


Flex Passes are Now Available! The Flex Pass is good for 4 admissions during the 2015-2016 Season and can be used in a flexible manner. Attend each show or bring three friends to one show - it's up to you.

Adult Flex Pass: $70
Senior Flex Pass: $60
Student Flex Pass: $25

Visit our online Box Office to order your Flex Pass or call (701) 729-8880.


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Join us for food, drink, and conversation about 'The Art of Bad Men' at our Sunday Salon.

Sunday, October 4th at 4:00pm 
at Stoker's in the HoDo basement. 

Mark Peihl from the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County will share context and incredible stories about the POW camp located in Moorhead. The company of 'The Art of Bad Men' will be on hand to talk about their experience putting together this world premiere, and Theatre B Ensemble members will be around to talk about season thirteen and anything else that tickles your fancy.


Season 13

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Announcing our 2015-2016 Season

The Ensemble of Theatre B is proud to announce programming for our 13th Season, which includes our first commissions, our first devised pieces, two world premieres, community collaborations, and the second year of the WinterArts Festival.

The Art of Bad Men

An Incubator World Premiere
A Community Collaboration with the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County.

September 18 - October 10 
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30pm 
Sunday Matinee September 27 & October 4 at 2:00pm

Pay as you wish Preview Performances September 16 & 17 at 7:30pm 

ASL Interpreted Performance October 3

We begin the season with an imaginative story of true events, looking back in time to WWII when German POW’s lived, worked – and produced a play – in Northern Minnesota. Playwright Vincent Delaney joins B for workshops, rehearsals, and conversations before our World Premiere.

Ensemble Member Carrie Wintersteen on why we picked it:

The Art of Bad Men excites me because the play is a fresh and intriguing piece of historical fiction. I have always been fascinated with historical fiction – from Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code) to Peter Shaffer (Equus). I love that a writer’s curiosity about a single moment in history can serve as the seed for a compelling and imaginative account of past events. Writers have license to fully develop the characters, motivations, and backstory behind a snapshot or a footnote in history. History always has lessons for us, and plays and novels offer a more lasting impression than rote memorization of names and dates. I am curious about the past, and find myself drawn into it by great storytelling. The Art of Bad Men invites me to step back in time, into the experience of my parents and grandparents. That is a gift I am excited to share.


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A Community Collaboration with the Gathering

November 27 - December 26 
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30pm 
Sunday Matinee December 6 & 13 at 2:00pm 

Pay as you wish Preview Performances November 24 & 25 at 7:30pm

ASL Interpreted Performance December 19

A Christmas comedy with a twist from one of America’s most exciting new voices. When Ed and his three adult sons come together for Christmas, they enjoy cheerful trash-talking, pranks, and takeout Chinese. Then they confront a problem that even a normal, happy family can’t solve: what is the value of being straight white men?

Ensemble Member Pam Strait sums up why it’s in our season:

It’s the kind of storytelling we love to do – hilarious characters tell a great story that also shakes up our assumptions. Young Jean Lee’s new play forces us to question how one lives an ethical life when born into the privileges of being Straight White Men. The conflict between the desire to live a socially conscious life and the reality of self-actualization combines with Lee’s dark humor and creates the kind of work that sits so easily in Theatre B’s wheelhouse. Nurturing conversation around issues is part of B’s essential mission and it will be our privilege to share those conversations with the community. I can’t wait for Christmas!


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A Community Collaboration with ShakespeareFest

February 5 - February 27 
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30pm 

Sunday Matinee February 14 & 28 at 2:00pm 

Pay as you wish Preview Performances February 3 & 4 at 7:30pm

ASL Interpreted Performance February 20

A terrorist plot to blow up Parliament! William Shakespeare is commissioned to write the “true historie” of the gunpowder plot. And it must have witches! The King wants witches! But as The King’s Men investigate the plot, they discover that all is not as it seems. A company of six brings to life over 40 characters, including the Bard of Avon himself, in this high-stakes political thriller (with witches!).

Ensemble Member David Wintersteen on what he loves about Equivocation:

I love that this play puts Shakespeare into a historical context, and it puts Macbeth into a political and social context. By doing that, it takes away the idea of Shakespeare being this monolithic figure and recasts him as a human being. While he’s an extraordinary creator, he’s still a person who lived, worked, thought. This is a great artistic project that brings history to life. Also there are some 40 costume changes, so what’s not to love?


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An Incubator Commission and World Premiere
A Community Collaboration with the Pride Collective

April 15 - May 7 
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30pm 
Sunday Matinee April 24 & May 1 at 2:00pm 

Pay as you wish Preview Performances April 13 & 14 at 7:30pm

ASL Interpreted Performance April 23

Our first commissioned play comes from local playwright Raymond Rea. Can we really change? Who is allowed to call themselves American? What is identity? The Sweet New looks at change in three generations of an Italian-American family – across borders, cultures, and genders.

Ensemble Member Brad Delzer:

It’s been a privilege to work directly with Raymond on this play, which will be our first commissioned piece. It is breathtakingly theatrical, moving fluidly across time to weave together the story of three generations of a family searching for the sweet new. It’s intensely personal, coming from the playwright’s own history and story. And it’s simultaneously about our past and our present. I can’t wait to see how the play develops and for Theatre B to be an integral part of that journey.

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"It's kind of like a mirror of what we have in our own lives but might be afraid to talk about. And then you see it there, on stage, in front of you. It really can change your life."

There have been a lot of entertaining, provocative, and powerful productions that Theatre B has produced or been a part of. We invited a few fans to talk about one that impacted them. You can view the video below or on YouTube.



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