May 29 - Jun 7

Event Details

  • Thu, May 29
    8:00 pm
  • Fri, May 30
    8:00 pm
  • Sat, May 31
    3:00 pm
  • Sat, May 31
    8:00 pm
  • Sun, Jun. 1
    3:00 pm
  • Sun, Jun. 1
    8:00 pm
  • Thu, Jun. 5
    8:00 pm
  • Fri, Jun. 6
    8:00 pm
  • Sat, Jun. 7
    3:00 pm
  • Sat, Jun. 7
    8:00 pm

All Ages

The Long Center is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit dedicated to broadening the appreciation and enhancing the enjoyment of the cultural arts.



Theatre en Bloc presents Bethany by Laura Marks, May 29-June 7 at the Long Center.

“…wonderfully provocative”
—NY One

“…tough, disturbing, and delightfully unsentimental”
—NY Newsday

“…hard-boiled and timely”
—Time Out NY

“…palpitates evenly with a nearly sadistic flow between moments of lightness and darkness”
—Washington Square News

“…clear, compassionate…and rare”
—New York Times

Helen Merrill Award
Lucille Lortel Nomination

Leah Ryan Prize for Emerging Women Writers
Susan Smith Blackburn Finalist/Runner-up

In BETHANY, Crystal and Gary live in a nice home in the suburbs. Only it’s not theirs. In fact, they didn’t know each other before they moved in, and the story of how they got there is the beginning of Crystal’s plan to get her life back on track. Between her job at the Saturn dealership, her new housemate’s conspiracy theories, and the motivational speaker who just might buy that sports car, this new dark comedy will take you on the ride of your life, with a woman willing to take on anything and everything… all for someone named Bethany.

About Theatre en Bloc
We believe great art inspires great communities. Founded by Derek Kolluri and Jenny Lavery in 2011, Theatre en Bloc creates new theatrical events and striking extant work as a reaction to living in Austin, Texas, the United States, and the World. We hope our work plays some role in helping people make sense of the non-sense.

To date, we’ve produced seven unique theatrical events. Our original work has been focused on topical Texas stories ranging from LGBT issues, gentrification, conservation, and animal rights. Our productions of non-original work have addressed current social and cultural issues in a way that that is personal, timely and resonant. We strive to represent underserved audiences by presenting them with stories that have stakes and implications in their lives. Our plays, new and extant, have garnered 17 nominations and awards from the B. Iden Payne and Austin Critic’s Table award committees for all aspects of our work, including Best Original Play, Best Actor and Actress, Outstanding Set Design, Outstanding Lighting Design, Outstanding Theatrical Event and Best Production. We have been noted in the Chronicle’s Best of Austin lists, Austin Live Theatre’s Applause Awards, Co-Director Derek Kolluri picked up a People to Watch award from Broadway World, and the company was selected as artists in residence for Rubber Rep’s Pilot Balloon Church House. While our past boasts myriad success, we know our most important opportunities are in front of us.

  • Performance on 5/29 features a special discounted range of ticket prices.
  • The performance on 5/30 is followed by Theatre en Bloc Gala. Tickets purchased for this night include entrance into the post-show Gala.
  • 8 PM Performance on 5/31 will be ASL interpreted
  • Post-show talk backs & Cast Meet and Greets follow most performances, visit the Theatre en Bloc website for the full schedule
  • Official website for Theatre en Bloc.

Questions? Call the 3M Box Office at (512) 474-LONG (5664), TTY (800) 735-2989.