The New Century: Four Short Plays By Paul Rudnick
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The last date listed for The New Century was Saturday February 14, 2009 / 8:00pm.
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Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman, the creators of the Tony Award-winning musical Assassins, turn their attention to the westernization of Japan. This challenging period in Japanese history is told through the story of two friends caught in the inevitable winds of change. Mixing elements of Kabuki theater with the conventions of the Broadway musical, this is one of Sondheim's lesser known works, and a chance to see it performed is a treat. Pacific Overtures is a featured event of the Boston University College of Fine Arts Keyword Initiative, now in its third year. Learn More
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I brought my friend Bill & Todd to this event and didn't stop laughing until I was crying! I mean really crying! I didn't expect for parts of the show to be a tear-jerker! That piece was so well done. Very enjoyable all around and, might I add, the "gratuitous male nudity" was a nice surprise as well! Fun night!
SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present the New England premiere of The New Century, a series of four short plays by comic mastermind Paul Rudnick. In each of these gay-themed one-act plays, Rudnick introduces us to some of his most lovable and eccentric characters to date, including:
Helene Nadler, an attractive Long Island matron out to prove that she is the most accepting, the most tolerant, and the most loving mother of all time. Bar none.
Mr. Charles, an effeminate late night cable TV host currently residing in Palm Beach, Florida, after having been exiled from New York for being “too gay” and;
Barbara Ellen Diggs, a Decatur, Illinois scrapbooker and competitive cake decorator out to prove the critical importance of crafts in our culture. Says Barbara, “Crafts allow me to express myself, to create something worth dusting.”
Each of these characters have their say, then meet in this provocative and outrageous new work which examines where society is headed in the new millennium.
SpeakEasy Producing Artistic Director Paul Daigneault will direct the Boston premiere of The New Century. The cast includes award-winning Boston actors Paula Plum, Robert Saoud, and Kerry A. Dowling plus Boston Conservatory seniors Emilie Battle and Bud Weber.
About the Ticket Supplier: SpeakEasy Stage
Over the past nineteen seasons, SpeakEasy Stage Company has distinguished itself as Boston's premier theater staging Boston premieres. Year after year, SpeakEasy has won acclaim for presenting top-quality productions of vital, cutting-edge plays.
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