Bongo After Hours Theatre has been known as "Nashville's Most Intimate Venue" for nearly 10 years. Operating above Nashville's oldest and most treasured coffeehouse, Bongo Java, the theatre is dedicated to producing quality theatre,
musical events, and classes and workshops from all facets of the Nashville community. Maintaining an intimate setting that showcases local professional talent and guest artists from afar, BAH may be just the place you are looking for to hold your next performance, private party, conference, or event. BAH has been named best theatre venue by the Nashville's Scene's Readers' poll. Please keep us in mind and check back frequently for event updates!
Nashville Scene Critic's Pick & The Tennessean Best Bets
Show extended thru August 7th
- Ken Bernstein’s Bongo After Hours Theatre welcomes this musical play by Lori Fischer, a Belmont grad who has been working for many years as actor, writer and songwriter, with credits in both New York and regional theater. Fischer’s small-town slice-of-life comedy is set in Watertown, Tenn., and offers a sincere look into the hearts of everyday people, primarily restaurant proprietor Barbara Jean. Jean strives to understand “when is it courageous and when is it just plain crazy to hang onto love.” Her customers include a senior citizen who could steal your heart, a hairdresser who is recovering from a dog bite, and a mixed-up mother of three. Throughout, a DJ at the local radio station interrupts the action with breaking news, commercials about baldness and toe-tapping tunes. “Theatrical comfort food” was how one critic described the show, which has also drawn comparisons to folksy Southern-fried fare like Greater Tuna or Steel Magnolias. Fischer stars in the virtual tour de force, supported by Casey Black. Ashley Wren Collins is the director. MARTIN BRADY