Be Here Now
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Be Here Now

Bari, an atheist and misanthrope, loses her job teaching nihilism in NYC and ends up working in a fulfillment center in her small hometown. Her empathetic co-workers push her toward yoga, meditation, and a blind date in the pursuit of happiness. But recently, her recurring headaches have gotten more intense, manifesting as ecstatic and almost religious experiences – and they are changing her entire outlook. She’s almost… happy! When she finds out that these rapturous headaches may be killing her, Bari needs to choose: does she live a shortened, joyful life – or does she risk a return to her past life of misery. Be Here Now takes audiences on a hilarious and poignant quest for meaning in modern life.


– Presented by Shattered Globe | Sandy Shiner




“Protégé Alumna Dee contribute generously to the lighter elements of the story.”

– Picks n Six




Demetra Dee…are the perfect comedic relief in a play that actually winds up being pretty funny.”

– The Chicago Tribune




“the perpetually positive LuAnne, Bari’s exact opposite played with childlike innocence by Demetra Dee”

– Chicago on Stage




Dee, young, talented with comic chops and charm light up the stage

– WTTW Chicago




Jeff Recommend!




Theatre Wit




October 1, 2019