Photo Flash: First Look at FINISH LINE: A DOCUMENTARY PLAY on the Boston Marathon Bombings
Presented by the Boch Center in association with Boston Theater Company, the world premiere of Finish Line: A Documentary Play About the 2013 Boston Marathon opens this week at the Shubert Theatre. The play runs from March 15 - 26, 2017. Tickets can be purchased at bochcenter.org/finishline2017.
BroadwayWorld has a first look below!
Directed by Joey Frangieh, Finish Line brings a local story of recovery, resilience, and determination center stage. Through a transcript created verbatim from dozens of interviews, Finish Line uses powerful firsthand accounts to show how a community came together to heal and grow stronger after a tragic act of violence. Co-created by Frangieh and Lisa Rafferty, the documentary style production features interviews from Liz Norden, mother of two sons injured in the bombings, WCVB news anchor Maria Stephanos, Massachusetts General Hospital trauma surgeon Dr. David R. King, Boston Police Commissioner William Evans, 1976 Marathon winner Jack Fultz, and Boston Globe photographer John Tlumacki, among many others.
Finish Line has been generously supported by Highland Street Foundation, Cummings Foundation, The Boston Foundation, the Boch Family, Polar Beverages, the Walter Suskind Memorial Fund, Spaulding Rehabilitation Network, WBTS-TV, NECN, WCVB Channel 5, the Boston Globe, KISS 108, Mix 104.1, WBZ NewsRadio 1030, Overdrive, and CMT Media. $3.00 of every ticket sold will be donated to support the Martin Richard Foundation and Martin's Park.
The cast of 12 features 10 local actors, including Karen MacDonald (Liz Norden, Paula McLaughlin), Paula Plum (Maria Stephanos, Carol Downing), Danny Bolton (John Tlumacki), Ed Hoopman (Richard Webster, Justin Stratton), Tonasia Jones (Lee Ann Yani), Amie Lytle (Erika Brannock), Greg Maraio (Harry McEnerny), Omar Robinson (Officer Franklin), Katy Sullivan (Dr. Jane Montgomery), Sam Tanabe (Brad Jensen), Lewis D. Wheeler (Dr. David R. King), and RISE singers Rachel Belleman/Gigi Watson. Each will bring to life the real words of individuals who were interviewed for the play, including survivors of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, runners, doctors, police officers, journalists, clergy, students, and many others.
The creative team for Finish Line includes Jeff Adelberg (scenic and lighting designer), Doug Hammer (music director), Tyler Kinney (costume designer), Alycia Marucci (stage manager), Bridget Kathleen O'Leary (production dramaturg), David Remedios (sound designer), and Jo Williams (associate producer).
Tickets are on sale now at the Boch Center Box Office, Bochcenter.org or by calling (866) 348-9738.
Photo Credit: Paul Marotta
Rachel Belleman, Danny Bolton, Karen MacDonald, Paula Plum, Tonasia Jones
Karen MacDonald, Paula Plum
Tonasia Jones, Karen MacDonald, Ed Hoopman
Tonasia Jones, Danny Bolton, Lewis D. Wheeler, Karen MacDonald, Ed Hoopman
Omar Robinson, Lewis D. Wheeler, Amie Lytle, Sam Tanabe
Greg Maraio, Paula Plum, Karen MacDonald, Ed Hoopman
Greg Maraio, Karen MacDonald, Ed Hoopman, Katy Sullivan (front center), Paula Plum, Rachel Belleman
Danny Bolton, Katy Sullivan, Rachel Belleman, Greg Maraio, Karen MacDonald
Danny Bolton, Paula Plum, Sam Tanabe, Tonasia Jones, Karen MacDonald, Katy Sullivan
Omar Robinson, Lewis D. Wheeler, Amie Lytle, Sam Tanabe, Tonasia Jones, Danny Bolton, Katy Sullivan, Greg Maraio, Karen MacDonald, Ed Hoopman, Rachel Belleman, Paula Plum
Sam Tanabe, Katy Sullivan, Tonasia Jones
Tonasia Jones, Sam Tanabe, Katy Sullivan, Greg Maraio, Ed Hoopman, Omar Robinson
Amie Lytle, Gigi Watson, Greg Maraio, Lewis D. Wheeler, Katy Sullivan, Paula Plum, Ed Hoopman, Karen MacDonald (From L to R, right row) Sam Tanabe, Tonasia Jones, Danny Bolton, Rachel Belleman, Omar Robinson