MAR. 6-8

A pulsating, electric contemporary rock musical, bare follows a group of students at a Catholic boarding school as they grapple with issues of sexuality, identity, and the future. Peter and Jason have fallen in love with each other, but Jason -- a popular athlete -- fears being discovered to be gay. Unpopular Nadia, Jason’s sister, is contemptuous of Ivy, a beautiful girl with a questionable reputation. As the group attempts to put up a production of Romeo and Juliet, tensions flare, self-doubt simmers, and God’s path seems more difficult to find than ever. bare rings with the sounds of youthful repression and revolt. With a unique sung-through pop score, heart-pounding lyrics, and a cast of bright young characters, bare is a provocative and utterly honest look at the dangers of baring your soul, and the consequences of continuing to hide.

Trigger warnings: Strong language, homophobia, suicide, body dysmorphia, sexual intimacy, pregnancy. Please be advised that we will use strobe lights in this production.



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Peter: Marcos Pinto-Leite
Jason: Michael Bloom
Ivy: Sydnie Rathe
Nadia: Alex O'Shea
Matt: Jonesy Moore
Priest: Drew Weiss
Kyra: Margaret Sullivan
Tanya: Luna Mac-Williams
Rory: Jolie Villegas
Diane: Maya Krugman
Lucas: William Miner
Zack: Ellis Collier
Alan: Benjamin Filio
Violet: Tessa Zitter
Claire: Maren Westgard


Director: Keith Jones
Stage Manager: Elizabeth Nefferdorf
Assistant Stage Manager: Anna Buchmueller
Pit Director: Charlotte Babbin
Music Director: Nick Parker
Assistant Musical Director: Caroline Pitton
Set Designer: Max Sanborn
Light Designer: Matt Grimaldi
Costume Designer: India Dixon
Fight Choreographer: Tessa Zitter
Props Designer: Caitlin Sergi
Assistant Props Designer: Samantha Hoppe
Sound Designer: Elijah Comas
Publicity: Ben Sulzinsky
Master Electricians: Jonesy Moore and Talia Feldsher
Master Carpenter: Max Sanborn
LBO: Katelin Penner
SBO: Anna Buchmueller
Photographer: Samantha Hoppe
Production Managers: Thea Lacrosse and Ramsey Burgess
Dramaturg: Esmé Ng


Flute: Dustin Qian
Cello: Isabella Gibaldi
Guitar 1: Matthew Forker
Guitar 2: Justin Johnson
Keyboard 1: Irene Westfall
Ketboard 2: Jared Christopher
Drums: Cassidy Soloff
Bass: Ben Russman


It is with sincere respect that Second Stage and the Wesleyan Department of Theater acknowledges that the Patricelli '92 Theater occupies the traditional indigenous homeland of the Wangunk people.