Northglenn Arts Presents a BETC Production

The BETC Theatre Truck hits the road for the first time this summer, bringing great theatre to Colorado communities. Free and outdoors, grab your chair or blanket, pack a picnic basket, and join us for an evening to remember.

July 10 at 7 PM
EB Rains Jr. Memorial Park

This is a free event!

by Aaron Posner

ABOUT THE PLAY  John Quincy Adams was a brilliant but quick-tempered diplomat, one-term President, and Congressman. Award-winning playwright Aaron Posner (“Stupid F**king Bird,” “Cyrano”) imagines conversations between Adams and extraordinary Americans like George Washington, Frederick Douglass, and Abigail Adams. From BETC’s new traveling outdoor stage, four Colorado actors chart JQA’s 70-year journey from mischievous child to reluctant diplomat to abolition advocate. Provocative, haunting, and hilarious, this play challenges the ways we think about our country, our government, and ourselves.

Content Warnings

This production contains conversations about and depictions of American slavery. This production includes some moderately explicit language.

“In Aaron Posner’s play, there is more than one John Quincy Adams, but only one way to ensure that American democracy endures.”
—The New York Times

“Even if one isn’t a history buff, JQA is a thoughtful and thought-provoking piece of theatre, exploring the responsibility we owe to both our loved ones and our country.”
—Broadway World

BETC is the Butterfly Effect Theatre of Colorado formerly Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company.  For more information about BETC, visit