Boston Playwrights' Theatre to Open 2013-14 Season with BURNING, 9/26-10/20
Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) opens its 2013-14 season next week with Burning by award-winning playwright Ginger Lazarus.
Running from September 26 to October 20, this new drama is directed by Steven Bogart. The production features Steven Barkhimer, Zachary Clarence, Mal Malme, Ian Michaels and Jessica Webb.
Inspired by Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac, Burning follows lesbian ex-Army officer Cy who uses a young male soldier as a mouthpiece to profess her true feelings to the woman they both love. Fresh from the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" military, Cy builds her own world of secrets and lies even as she battles a former adversary with far-ranging and tragic results
BPT will also host a number of related special events during the run of the play:
A post-show conversation with playwright Ginger Lazarus after the 8 p.m. performance on Sept. 28.
Two screenings of the 2012 documentary The Invisible War (Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 6 at 4:30 p.m.). Nominated for an Academy Award (Best Documentary Feature) last year, The Invisible War is a groundbreaking investigation about one of America's most shameful and best kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military. The film paints a startling picture of the extent of the problem-today, a female soldier in combat zones is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire. The Department of Defense estimates there were a staggering 19,300 service members sexually assaulted in 2010 alone. The screenings will be held at Boston Playwrights' Theatre (949 Commonwealth Ave.) and are free and open to the public.
IMPACT Boston Executive Director Meg Stone will moderate the panel discussion Deadly Silences: Don't Ask Don't Tell, Sexual Assault, and the Military following the
8 p.m. performance of Burning on Oct. 13. Scheduled panelists include Massachusetts National Guard Sexual Assault Response Coordinator Capt. Susan O. Baldwin and Rev. Jennifer Paty, Retired Command Master Chief, U.S. Navy.
$30/General Admission - $25/BU Faculty/Staff, Seniors (62+) - $10/Students (with valid ID)
Call 866.811.4111 or visit www.bostonplaywrights.org
Season subscriptions available - $50/Adult - $27/Student (25 and under with valid ID)