Be Here Now at Lyric Stage

By Deborah Zoe Laufer

By: - Sep 15, 2021

A quirky romantic comedy about a professor of nihilism who experiences joy for the first time in her life.


Be Here Now
By Deborah Zoe Laufer
Directed by Courtney O'Connor
Featuring Samantha Richert*, Barlow Adamson*, Shani Farrell, and Katherine C. Shaver
 *Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

Be Here Now centers around Bari, a misanthrope who has returned to her hometown of East Cooperville, NY as she struggles to finish her thesis on nihilism. Working at a local fulfillment center, her despair has reached new heights When Bari begins experiencing emotions she never has felt before, she begins to have a different outlook on life. And when she discovers that the cause of these feelings may be killing her, Bari is forced to ask if she wants to go back to a life of nothing.

“In Bari, we see a woman experiencing joy and connection with others for the first time in her life, forcing her to question who she is now, what she is willing to do to hold onto her new-found joy, and whether or not she's willing to change. Over this past year and a half, many of us have had to ask ourselves the same questions. And like Bari and those in her world, the answers may surprise all of us."-Courtney O'Connor, Director

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