World Premiere of “Dirt, A Terra Nova Expedition,” by Laura Pritchett and directed by Jeffrey Bigger

World Premiere of “Dirt, A Terra Nova Expedition,”
by Laura Pritchett and directed by Jeffrey Bigger
Opens April 5th and runs thru May 6th, 2018

Written by Colorado author Laura Pritchett, Dirt: A Terra Nova Expedition will premiere at Bas Bleu theatre in Fort Collins, Colorado. This play chronicles the story of dirt—from creation stories to dust bowl, from climate change to chemicals, from “singing” tree root microbes to “warrior” nematodes, from Lakota myth to future science—basically, the history and the future of the six inches of material that saves us from oblivion.

Author bio: Laura Pritchett is an American author whose work is rooted in the natural world. Her five novels have garnered numerous national literary awards, including PEN USA Award for Fiction, the High Plains Book Award, the Milkweed National Fiction Prize, and the WILLA Award. More at
Get your tickets now at Shows are every Thurs, Fri, Sat, and Sun. –tickets are $13-$26

Talkbacks to attend after the show

Sunday, April 8, 2018 “Cutting Edge Soil Science: What’s Up for the Future?” A talkback with soil and climate scientists and experts Mark Easter, Matthew Wallenstein, Francesca Cotrufo, and Yamina Pressler, moderated by Laura Pritchett.

Thursday, April 19, 2018 “Soil under those fingernails? Local CSAs and farmers speak about locally grown food and history” with Todd Simmons, founder of Wolverine Letterpress & Publick House; Nic Koontz and Katie Slota from Native Hill Farms; Scott Skogerboe from Fort Collins Nursery; and Rico Moore, journalist with deep roots in Fort Collins, moderated by Todd Simmons. This evening offers a discounted “thank you” tickets to all growers and farmers in the area.

Thursday, April 26, 2018 “Life in Unexpected Places: Exploring the world beneath our feet.” with experts Dr. Diana Wall, School of Global Environmental Sustainability and Biology Dept; Andre Franco, Biology Dept; Dr. Suellen Melzer, Soil and Crop Science Dept; Dr. Pankaj Trivedi, Bioagricultural Science and Pest Management Dept. Moderated by Laura Pritchett. SOLD OUT SHOW for School of Global Environmental Sustainability, CSU, public welcome to talkback.

Bas Bleu Theatre is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Media Contact/ Gm: Andrea Evans 970.498.8066
Bas Bleu Box Office: 970.498.8949
Artistic Director: Wendy Ishii: 970.222.2273
401 Pine Street, Fort Collins, CO 80524