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Boston Playwrights' Theatre - Odyssey Theatre
at Harry Agganis Way 949 Commonwealth Ave Boston, MA 02215
617-353-5443
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Johanna Pabst
Totally casual!
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Johanna Pabst
I just walked down the street from my apartment.
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Johanna Pabst
Cupcakes for sale!
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Renee
Write next to the T. Sufficient parking for a Saturday night.
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Renee
Restaurants and bars nearby
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Janet D
Very warm, dress in layers
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Written by Boston playwright John J KIng

Directed by Barlow Adamson

Playwright and producer King says of the show’s origins: “I wanted to do a show that was a blast for the audience. When I read the novel of _The __Wizard of Oz_, I kept finding strange connections to Boston, and it’s been fun to create this tour of our city through the eyes and narrative arc of a story we all know and love. The familiarity of the tale and setting, I hope, will give the audience a lot to connect to and laugh at.”

Shortly after an unmentionable event which may or may not have filled the air, sky, and land with radiation poisoning, the play’s four heroes follow the Freedom Trail Road to the Crimson City, then go on a hunt for the Wretched Rex of the West. A Boston-set update of The Wizard of Oz, Bear Patrol is a fairy tale about a truly nuclear family.

About the Ticket Supplier: Vaquero Playground

Vaquero Playground makes fun, cheap, and dirty plays just for Boston. Founded in 2010 by playwright/director John J King, VP creates plays with local flavor, features and works with only local artists, and works hard to connect with local audiences and community groups before, during, and after productions.