The Theatre @ Boston Court’s new play festival presents plays that are in keeping with Boston Court’s mission, which urges artists to fearlessly and passionately pursue their unique voice and vision. Play selection encompasses a wide variety of genres, with a special emphasis on nurturing playwrights and new play development, which are inherently theatrical, textually rich, and visually arresting.
This year’s festival includes The Missing Pages of Lewis Carroll, by Lily Blau; Habeas Corpus, by Emilie Beck; My Barking Dog, by Eric Coble; and Dark Room, by George Brant.
A man and woman wake up in a strange apartment surrounded by drug paraphernalia and an empty crib. They must piece together who they are, and were, and where that baby might be, all while trying to create a new future for themselves. A gritty, poetic look at the uncertainty of life and our desperate need for belonging, Se Llama Cristina asks if it's possible to rise above your circumstances to make a better life.
Victor is a ruthless fashion designer in the 1970s at the top of his game. Esme, his glamorous protégé and muse, is pushed aside when an ordinary Midwestern woman inspires Victor to make his artistry accessible to the masses. A generation later, a woman grappling with a healthy dose of self-loathing must wrestle her own family demons to find her way through the world of fashion that won’t give a woman her size a second look. Skipping back and forth in time, Everything You Touch is a viciously funny look at the struggle to find an identity that's more than skin deep.
January 16 - February 23, 2014
An NNPN Rolling World Premiere
Se Llama Cristina
by Octavio Solis, directed by Robert Castro
April 3 - May 11, 2014
A World Premiere Co-Production with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater
Everything You Touch
by Sheila Callaghan, directed by Jessica Kubzansky
June 19 - July 27, 2014
A West Coast Premiere Co-Production with Circle X Theatre Company
Stupid Fucking Bird
by Aaron Posner, directed by Michael Michetti
September 4 - October 12, 2014
by Samuel Beckett, directed by Andrei Belgrader