New Repertory Theatre to Stage TONGUE OF A BIRD, 3/8-30

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New Repertory Theatre to Stage TONGUE OF A BIRD, 3/8-30

New Repertory Theatre announces the first show in the inaugural NEXT REP BLACK BOX FESTIVAL, TONGUE OF A BIRD, MARCH 8 - 30, 2014. Directed by Emily Ranii, TONGUE OF A BIRD performs in the Black Box Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, in Watertown, MA. Tickets are $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. The press performance is Monday, March 10 at 7:30pm.

"Tongue of a Bird is the perfect show to kick off our inaugural Next Rep Black Box Festival," says Artistic Director, Jim Petosa. "It embodies everything that we're seeking to present: adventurous, intimate work that allows audiences to connect with the play on a much more personal level."

"We're very fortunate to be working with actor and playwright Ellen McLaughlin," says Managing Director, Harriet Sheets. "Her original Broadway performance in Tony Kushner's Angels in America as well as her written theatrical work speaks to her commitment to the art, and New Rep is pleased to present her play, Tongue of a Bird, this season."

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.

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