New Rep Announces NEXT REP FESTIVAL Lineup, March-June 2014

New Repertory Theatre announces the inaugural NEXT REP FESTIVAL: five plays and three staged readings in two Black Box Theaters, March through June, 2014, co-curated by Jim Petosa and Elaine Vaan Hogue.

Tickets for the five plays range from $30-$36 and may be purchased by calling the box office at 617-923-8487 or online at newrep.org. Student, senior, and group discounts are available. Those interested in attending the Next Voices staged readings may email tickets@newrep.org to reserve a complimentary spot.

TONGUE OF A BIRD by Ellen McLaughlin, is directed by Emily Ranii, and runs March 8 through 30, 2014 in The Black Box Theater, at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, in Watertown, MA. Press Performance: Monday, March 10, 7:30pm.

OUR LADY, written and performed by James Fluhr, runs April 3 through 27, 2014 in The Black Box Theater, at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, in Watertown, MA. Press Performance: Thursday, April 3, 7:30pm.

IN BETWEEN, written and performed by Ibrahim Miari, runs April 4 through 20 in The Black Box Theater, at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, in Watertown, MA. Press Performance: Friday, April 4, 8pm.

The encore extension of IMAGINING MADOFF by Deborah Margolin, directed by Elaine Vaan Hogue runs May 28 through June 1, 2014 at Lane-Comley Studio 210/Boston University Theatre, 264 Huntington Avenue, in Boston, MA. No press performance.

PATTERN OF LIFE, the inaugural Next Rep World Premiere by Walt McGough, is directed by Bridget Kathleen O'Leary, and runs June 14 through 29, 2014 at Lane-Comley Studio 210/Boston University Theatre, 264 Huntington Avenue, in Boston, MA. Press Performance: Monday, June 16, 7:30pm.

"This Next Rep festival showcases New Rep's continued commitment to new work," says Artistic Director Jim Petosa. "From producing artist-derived pieces for intimate spaces to our Next Voices playwriting program--developing four plays season-long, culminating with three staged public readings and the Next Rep World Premiere-this festival shines a light on the true art of theatre-making."

"We're thrilled to expand New Rep's work and the Next Rep Festival into co-presenting with Boston Center for American Performance (BCAP) this June," says Managing Director Harriet Sheets. "We're proud to both extend Deborah Margolin's well-received IMAGINING MADOFF at the Lane-Comley Studio 210, as well as to launch Walt McGough's PATTERN OF LIFE there, our first Next Rep World Premiere."

TONGUE OF A BIRD
By Ellen McLaughlin | Directed by Emily Ranii | The Black Box Theater, Arsenal Center for the Arts | Tickets $36 Featuring Olivia D'Ambrosio, Elizabeth Anne Rimar, Ilyse Robbins, and Bobbie Steinbach

A story of lost mothers and daughters, TONGUE OF A BIRD follows Maxine, an emotionally wounded young search and rescue pilot, who returns to her childhood home in the Adirondacks to search for Charlotte, a missing 12-year-old girl. During the search, Maxine reconnects with her Polish refugee grandmother, and through her dreams, is forced to confront her memories of her mother, who committed suicide, abandoning her.

Performances:

Saturday, March 8, 8pm/Preview 1
Sunday, March 9, 2pm/Preview 2
Monday, March 10, 7:30pm/Press Performance
Thursday, March 13, 7:30pm
Friday, March 14, 8pm
Saturday, March 15, 8pm
Sunday, March 16, 2pm/Talkback
Sunday, March 16, 7:30pm
Wednesday, March 19, 7:30pm
Thursday, March 20, 7:30pm
Friday, March 21, 8pm
Saturday, March 22, 3pm
Saturday, March 22, 8pm
Sunday, March 23, 2pm/Talkback
Thursday, March 27, 2pm/Talkback
Thursday, March 27, 7:30pm
Friday, March 28, 8pm
Saturday, March 29, 3pm
Saturday, March 29, 8pm
Sunday, March 30, 2pm/Talkback

OUR LADY
Written and Performed by James Fluhr | The Black Box Theater, Arsenal Center for the Arts | Tickets $36




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