A beloved American author's work comes to life in Bend. Innovation Theatre Works has announced their new season of plays and it's kicked off by "Hard Times" by Studs Terkel. Spokesman Brad Hills says some of the shows will be community based and other will have professional actors cast. "This is the first time that we've had the opportunity to actually announce a full season. We’ve been going show to show previously. So we've gotten out act together and we're doing a while season, kicking off with our first community production, which is an adaptation of Studs Terkels' “Hard Times,” a very collaborative and cooperative production that the cast and I are actually adapting on our own." Hills says other productions like “Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune,” and “Waiting for Godot,” and many others are also scheduled. They also have a new venue in the building ; The Balcony Café; a smaller area for readings, one acts and the like. Season ticket sales are going on now...you can find out more on their website, we have a link on our links page.