Boston Actors Theater's Summer Play Festival 2012
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In this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning drama set in the Bronx in 1964, Sister Aloysius, the principal of a Catholic school in the borough, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects that young newcomer Father Flynn has sexually abused the school's only black student. As she wrestles with her doubts, she questions an idealistic young nun and the mother of the alleged victim, perhaps changing them forever. The 2008 film adaptation, starring Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Viola Davis and Philip Seymour Hoffman, earned Oscar nominations for all four actors. This gripping drama about suspicion, scandal and the elusiveness of moral certainty stars Karen MacDonald. Learn More
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Featured review from Lesley B. Henderson
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I must say every play was very different, and well written, and thought provoking. Each actor/actress were excellent and it strikes me how much raw talent there is around nowadays, both with actors and playwrights. Well done, would highly recommend the Festival.
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I appreciated the eclectic & interesting mix of characters (& actors) in each, individual play. They were "homegrown" performances, very real & authentic..in some ways, perhaps better than a production with millions behind it. They were highly...continued
**_Recessed! Or When the Mortgage Goes Upside Down_ by Ellen Davis Sullivan
*Directed by Mary ElizaBeth Peters
With their mortgage upside down, Mom and Dad search for jobs, not easy to do in a world where youth trumps experience. Their daughters cope in their own ways: fifteen-year-old Jenny goes in for world-class pouting, while thirteen-year-old Sam shows surprising survival skills.
*_DING!_ by Jan Velco Soolman
*Directed by Danielle Leeber Lucas
Imagine if all of your worst dates happened on the same night. Finding Mr. Right goes very wrong in this comedic tale of one women’s evening at a speed-dating event.
Just Deserts by R.D. Murphy *
Directed by Caroline L. Price
When her pension fund turns into a super-melt, veteran Friendly’s manager Winkie Linehart unleashes her hidden talent faster than you can say, “You want jimmies with that?”
*_Organic Seed_ by Patrick Gabridge *
Directed by Amanda Coffin
Conflict erupts at the farmer’s market between a young woman farmer and an older conventional farmer as they battle for customers. Beware the Brandywines!
w4m by MJ Halberstadt *
Directed by Jack Crory
A lonely guy falls for an elusive costume designer who spends her time posing as the women being sought by the many Missed Connections ads in their local newspaper. He dives into her world in an attempt to rescue them both from their borderline dangerous hobby.