B.I.T.E. Size Performances

B.I.T.E. stands for Babka Intimate Theatre Experiences. This new series showcases one-person or small cast performances in the intimate setting of Heritage’s black box venue, Babka Theatre, with maximum capacity of about 200. General admission, stadium-style seating. All performances are followed by a Q&A with the performer(s). Performances can be added to a CenterStage subscription purchase. Full B.I.T.E. Size Series can be purchased as a discounted ticket package.


The Kite Runner

October 9, 2017 | 7:30 p.m. & October 10, 2017 | 3:30 p.m.

This Literature to Life award winner features 50 minutes of verbatim performance from the first half of the best-selling contemporary novel, The Kite Runner. The adaptation mirrors the original short story and utilizes original Afghani music as a backdrop for the performance. Through the eyes of the young protagonist, Amir, the actor takes us on a heartbreaking journey of friendship and betrayal in a society of severe class division. We meet upwards of eight characters, each fully realized by this virtuosic performer.

Free UD student admission made possible by UD Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice and UD Wendt Center for Character Education.




The Accidental Hero: WWII Story

November 10, 2017 | 3:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

The Accidental Hero is a multi-media one-man show about a WWII American officer who miraculously liberates the Czech villages of his grandparents.  It’s a true story, written and performed by his grandson, Patrick Dewane. Dewane brings this archival material to glowing life as an enthralling, humorous, and heartwarming tale of miraculous escapes and astonishing coincidences. Dewane takes on a dozen different roles as he powerfully recounts his grandfather’s journey from Omaha Beach, the Battle of the Bulge, and the end of WWII.

Military active duty, retired, and reserve components eligible for free admission with military ID, courtesy of support from Radio Dubuque.

Free UD student admission made possible by support from UD student veterans organization.



Charles Lindbergh: The Lone Eagle

March 19, 2018 | 7:30 p.m. & March 20, 2018 | 3:30 p.m.

Charles Lindbergh continues to intrigue us decades after his death, and Steve Carroll’s riveting play has mesmerized audiences all around the country in his portrayal of this historical American figure. Soar with Lucky Lindy in the cockpit of the Spirit of St. Louis as he battles bad weather, exhaustion, and ghosts to emerge as the first pilot ever to fly nonstop from New York to Paris. Experience the crushing worldwide fame that overwhelms this shy Minnesota country boy when he lands at Le Bourget Airport. Meet the young and beautiful Anne Morrow, who would marry Lindbergh and blossom into one of the world’s first female pilots and a world-renowned author. Witness the heartbreak of their son’s kidnapping and murder and the garish spectacle of the ensuing “Trial of the Century.”

Free UD student admission for The Lone Eagle has been made possible by support from UD Chapter of Women in Aviation, AAAE, and Alpha Eta Rho, an aviation fraternity.


6 Guitars

April 13, 2018  |  7:30 p.m.

Six Guitars is a tour-de-force love letter to music and a pitch-perfect blend of music, comedy, and characters. Chase Padgett delivers a virtuosic performance as he becomes six different guitar players each with their own distinct voice, views, and musical style (blues, jazz, rock, classical, folk, and country). During this 85-minute show, each of the characters, ranging from a 19-year-old rock prodigy to an 87-year-old blues man, share their journey with music from discovery to mastery through songs and stories that leaves every audience laughing, crying, and falling in love with music all over again.