New Line Theatre wraps up its twentieth season with exactly the sort of show the company excels at interpreting: Jon Hartmere and Damon Intrabartolo's pop opera, Bare. A critical favorite Off Broadway and in LA, Bare is also gaining a strong cult following among young musical lovers, because it represents the world as young people experience it. A disparate group of students at a Catholic boarding school struggle to determine who they are while bucking the obvious yoke of Church rules and parental expectations. Issues of drug usage, teen pregnancy and young men in love with young men are addressed head-on and set to a soaring rock & roll score that captures the vibrancy and hope of the young. New Line Theatre presents Bare at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday (June 2 through 25) at the Washington University South Campus Theatre (6501 Clayton Road; 314-534-1111 or www.newlinetheatre.com). Tickets are $10 to $20.
Thursdays-Saturdays. Starts: June 2. Continues through June 25, 2011