Announcing the Tony award winner Equus On the Tom Sutherland Stage, June 2 thru July 1, 2018
by Peter Shaffer – directed by Robert E. Braddy
Peter Shaffer’s masterpiece Equus is a play of anguish, disappointment and discovery. It is a story about a psychiatrist who, in treating a terribly deranged young man who has committed a horrible deed, discovers himself — and that to his utter horror.
Equus tells the story of a psychiatrist’s attempt to treat a young man who has a pathological religious fascination with horses. Shaffer was inspired to write Equus when he heard of a crime involving a 17-year-old who blinded six horses in a small town near Suffolk, England.
He set out to construct a fictional account of what might have caused the incident, without knowing any of the details of the crime. The play’s action is something of a detective story as the child psychiatrist, Dr. Martin Dysart, (played by David Siever) tries to understand the cause of the boy’s actions while wrestling with his own sense of purpose.
Best described by Northern Colorado’s accomplished veteran director, Robert E Braddy, “Equus confronts the subject of passion versus the lack of passion – the ordinary. One who is seeking a norm but not finding it.”
Braddy goes on to say, “Equus is a fascinating play. It deals with some important questions and it deals with them intelligently in a very dramatic way. It’s just good theatre.”
Mr. Braddy has been a mainstay of Bas Bleu Theatre for the past 26 years in myriad ways as board member, director, designer and occasional actor. He directed the multiple award-winning production of Wings, designed several internationally acclaimed productions including Ill Seen Ill Said, Seance, and Trifles and played George Bernard Shaw in Dear Liar.
Equus has been called a psychological thriller and aims to take you on a journey of discovery.
This play contains nudity and adult material. 1975 Tony Award for Best Play.
Ticket Prices are $13-$26 Thursdays at 6:30pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, and Sundays at 2:30pm
Call Bas Bleu Theatre to reserve a seat today. Space is limited. 970.498.8949
Bas Bleu Theatre is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.