2011 - 2012

  • The Disappearance of the Jews by Lawrence Goodman

    by Lawrence Goodman
    Directed by Melia Bensussen
    Monday, November 21, 2011
    South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

    Still haunted by World War II, Heshie, a senile old man, sets out on a quest to keep the Holocaust from ever happening again. His first mission? Capture the neighbor he belives is Adolf Eichmann's widow. Heshie's son Martin wants to halt his father's antics, but he's also embroiled in a disastrous love affair with a gentile. As the two men struggle over the future of their religion, Lawrence Goodman's outrageous play takes a rollicking ride deep into the Jewish heart of darkness.


  • Shelter by Miranda Craigwell

    by Miranda Craigwell
    Directed by M. Bevin O'Gara
    Wednesday, December 14, 2011
    Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre 

    A dark Louisiana fugue that stretches from antebellum days to post-Katrina, Shelterchronicles the stories of a handful of souls stranded in the Superdome. What future is possible if we can't make sense of the past? Lies splinter the truth for which these souls search while everywhere, the water keeps rising.


  • Mambo Beans by David Valdes Greenwood

    by David Valdes Greenwood
    Directed by R.J. Tolan
    Monday, March 12, 2012
    South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA 

    Cuban-American brothers Gonzo and Willie have lived in New England their whole lives. But when their mother dies, the two men set off on their first road trip together, carrying the news to their estranged father in Miami's Little Havana. On their journey, this duo of mixed-race "mambo beans" are joined by a ghostly backseat driver and an unexpected passenger. Thirty years of untrustworthy family history collide in playwright David Valdes Greenwood's comedy of clashing expectations.


  • Becoming Cuba by Melinda Lopez

    by Melinda Lopez
    Directed by M. Bevin O'Gara
    Tuesday, March 13, 2012
    South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA 

    On the eve of the Spanish-American war, widowed Adela runs a pharmacy, indifferent to the mounting conflict around her. But when her brother returns from the devastated countryside looking for medicine, and a charming American reporter stumbles into the shop, the rebellion comes home to Havana, and Adela, a loyal Spaniard, is forced to choose between country and family. By turns funny and impassioned, Becoming Cuba asks, is freedom something we all want? Playwright Melinda Lopez (Sonia Flew) captures the potent contradictions of a fledgling nation on the verge of becoming itself.


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