Company One

January 14 February 5, 2011

 

NEIGHBORS


by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Directed by Summer L. Williams



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BOSTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Plaza Theatre
539 Tremont Street
South End, Boston, MA

 

 

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January 14 – February 5, 2011
orange bullet Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm
orange bullet Thurs., Fri., + Sat. @ 8:00 pm
orange bullet Saturday Matinee @ 4:00 pm
orange bullet Sundays @ 2:00 pm

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Synopsis

The most controversial and brilliant play of the season.

Have you seen the new neighbors? Richard Patterson is not happy. The family of black actors that has moved in next door is rowdy, tacky, shameless, and uncouth. And they are not just invading his neighborhood—they’re infiltrating his family, his sanity, and his entirely post-racial lifestyle. This wildly theatrical, explosive play on race marks the major debut of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, member of NYC’s Public Theatre’s Emerging Writers Group.

NEIGHBORS includes explicit language and sexual content and is inappropriate for children.

Post-show discussion facilitation services provided courtesy of Melinda Weekes, Interaction Institute for Social Change, (Fridays January 21 and 28, and Sundays January 23 and 30.

January 14 – February 5, 2011
Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm
Thurs., Fri., + Sat. @ 8:00 pm
Saturday Matinee (Feb. 5th only) @ 4:00 pm
Sundays @ 2:00pm


QuoteCOMPANY ONE'S excellent Boston premiere production of NEIGHBORS by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins is a real slap upside the head."

QuoteGo. I dare you."
-Joyce Kulhawik

Quotethis intriguing blend of over-the-top satire and family drama serves emphatic notice that its young writer is a force to reckon with"
-The Boston Globe

QuoteDirector Summer L. Williams’ seamless staging in this local production allows the play to provoke and amuse simultaneously"

Quotethis production makes “Neighbors” a theatrical event of the first order"
-The Boston Herald

QuoteIt's smart, funny, shocking, discomfiting, and extremely entertaining. It seems to me that's what theatre should be."
-BroadwayWorld.com