BLUEBARN THEATRE is proud to announce our 2021-22 season:

Embrace | Season 33

TruBLU Memberships on Sale August 16th

Embrace Empathy

Pulitzer Prize Finalist

Heroes of the Fourth Turning

by Will Arbery

September 30th – October 24th

It’s nearing midnight in Wyoming, where four young conservatives have gathered at a backyard after-party. They’ve returned home to toast their mentor Gina, newly inducted as president of a tiny Catholic college. But as their reunion spirals into spiritual chaos and clashing generational politics, it becomes less a celebration than a vicious fight to be understood.


Embrace Explosive Laughter


A Very Die Hard Christmas

By Jeff Schell and the Habit

November 26th – December 19th

The Best. Holiday Show. Ever. Based on the Best. Christmas. Movie. Of All Time. Is. Back!

Join us once again at Nakatomi Plaza!  It’s John McClane versus Hans Gruber with Christmas itself on the line! Grab your twinkies, your cocaine, and your favorite explosive device for our star-studded remount of A Very Die Hard Christmas…


Embrace Madness and Love



by William Shakespeare

March 24th – April 17th

BLUEBARN takes on Shakespeare’s most intimate embrace of heights and depths of human experience. When an aging monarch Lear decides to divide his kingdom between his three daughters, chaos reigns, madness is ascendant, and love’s labours come to nothing.


Embrace the Wild West


Buffalo Women
A Black Cowgirl Musical Dramedy

By Beaufield Berry
Music and Additional Lyrics by J. Isaiah Smith

May 26th – June 19th

Hot off the saddle from last season’s Bonfire Series, the full production of this trailblazing new musical is our season finale! Juneteenth. New lives. New Freedoms. From the playwright of Red Summer, comes a tale of hidden figures living extraordinary lives on the frontier in 1865.


Season 33 | Happenings


The BIG DAMN DOOR Festival: BONFIRE Residencies

12 Emerging Artists develop 3 Original Works

All Season Long

BLUEBARN is honored to support 12 incredible artists developing three amazing new works for the American Theatre. These new works will receive their world-premiere at the BLUEBARN in the Fall of 2022 during our BIG DAMN DOOR FESTIVAL. Throughout the season, we’ll have special events where you can meet the artists, and drop-in on the magic of the creative process.


R. Buckminster Fuller:


A play by D.W. Jacobs

Six Drop-in throughout the Season

Prepare yourself for six incredible drop-in experiences with one of the greatest minds of the 20th century. BLUEBARN founder Hughston Walkinshaw stars as R. Buckminster Fuller in this unique exploration of his life and work. Over the course of the entire season, History/Mystery will evolve from a staged reading into a stunning multimedia event, and you’ll be along for the ride.

Embrace the Power of Storytelling


A Storytelling Series

Gatherings Quarterly, beginning October 13th

BLUEBARN is thrilled to announce a new series of free public events spotlighting true tales as told by your friends and neighbors. No actors. No fictions. Each quarter, curator Seth Fox will invite and assemble folks from all walks of life to share their stories around a theme chosen for each event.

Anyone can participate. You can participate.

Some rights pending. For press requests and more information,

contact Barry Carman at or (402) 345-1576 x4

Season 33 is generously supported by:
U.S. Small Business Administration, National Endowment for the Arts, Nebraska Arts Council, Douglas County, Anonymous Foundation, Shubert Foundation, Peter Kiewit Foundation, Hitchcock Foundation, Mid-America Arts Alliance, Kiewit, Immanuel Communities, and Sara Foxley.

Additional sponsorship opportunities available: contact Heather Hoyt at or (402) 345-1576 x6