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A quirky romantic comedy about a professor of nihilism who experiences joy for the first time in her life.
by Deborah Zoe Laufer
Directed by Courtney O’Connor
Run time: approximately 90 minutes
SummaryBe 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.
* Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States
** Represented by United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829 of the IATSE
° Stage Directors and Choreographers Society
Press & Reviews
METRMag | "'Be Here Now' by Deborah Zoe Laufer - Lyric Stage Company (Boston, MA)" | Kevin T. Baldwin
"Speaking of components: In framing the story, the set by Janie E. Howland for “Be Here Now” is integral in making the show run as seamless as it does because it is, actually, a set SET inside a 'frame'.""What a wonderful way to kick off the new theatre season."Artscope | Lyric Stage Company's Be Here Now is Infectious | James Foritano"The acting is sterling, the direction, by Courtney O’Connor, brisk, the setting, wisely minimal given the athleticism on stage, becomes in itself a presence not to be denied."My South End | Be Here Now Intrigues | Jules Becker"Samantha Richert captures the inspiring character arc that takes Bari from despair to hope and self-esteem. Barlow Adamson finds all of Mike's likeable eccentricity and his touching self-searching. Shani Farrell has Patti's tough love and caring. Katherine C. Shaver is properly naïve and supportive. Kudos go to Janie E. Howland's well detailed fulfillment center and Karen Perlow's poetic color visions."