Pride Night Talkback at the Aug.2 showing of Bare

The FM Pride Collective has been invited to join the group Act Up on their Pride Night performance of the show Bare. We will take part in a follow up discussion on the issues presented in the pop opera (they call it a ‘talkback’).

Act Up has given us a promo code to use when purchasing your tickets for the Pride Night event, and two dollars from each tickets purchased with the code will be donated to the PCCC!

We will have an informational table in the lobby as well so come and check out what the new Pride Center and other local groups have to offer! We hope to see you there!

Here are the details:

Pride Night performance of Bare Friday, August 2nd

Synopsis:  Through its pulsating rock score and emotionally charged story, bare has thrilled and moved audiences around the world since its first staging in Los Angeles over a decade ago. A contemporary rock musical, barefollows a group of teens wrestling with issues of identity, sexuality, and religion at a co-ed Catholic boarding school. The show centers on seniors Peter and Jason, a young couple struggling with the choice to keep their relationship a secret or come out to their parents, church, and friends.  Provocative, raw, and unyielding in its exploration of how today’s generation navigates the tightrope between adolescence and adulthood, bare examines the consequences of baring a soul, or hiding it from those who matter most.

Performances: August 1st-4th and 7th-10th at 7:30pm.


As our own personal kickoff to the Pride Week events happening August 8-11, we are inviting the LGBT community and allies to come and experience this contemporary, emotional love story together on PRIDE NIGHT: Friday, August 2nd.


Please stay after the show to participate in our post-show talkback, “You Are Not Alone.”  Joining the cast onstage, representatives from The Pride Collective, FM Pride, Kaleidoscope, and We Are Family will be there to provide their expertise and answer questions from the audience.  These organizations will also have booths set up in the house before, during, and after the show.


For the August 2nd performance only, you will be able to purchase a ticket for $12 (adult tickets originally $20 at the door) with the promotional code “barepride.”  If you purchase your ticket online at, enter this code into the yellow box.  You may also call 701-235-6778 and present this code to the box office employee.  If you use the promo code to buy a PRIDE NIGHT ticket, $2 dollars of that purchase will be donated to The Pride Collective.

bare: a pop opera is presented by Act Up Theatre and The Stage at Island Park, the producers that brought you 13, RENT, and Spring Awakening.