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THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY


A Boston Premiere by Kristoffer Diaz
Directed by Shawn LaCount
Calderwood Pavilion Roberts Theatre at the Boston Center for the Arts


July 28, 2012—August 25, 2012

Having just won the Obie for Best New American Play, this Pulitzer finalist is as hilarious as it is relevant. Mace is a professional wrestler. He’s a really good professional wrestler. He’s not the champion though — that’s the impossibly charismatic Chad Deity. When Mace discovers a young Indian-American Brooklyn kid whose charisma rivals that of the champ, Mace decides to get him a job in the company. Only problem is, the boss has a very specific plan for the duo! A serious minded comedy about wrestling, geopolitics, and raisin bread.

"Has the delicious crackle and pop of a galloping, honest-to-God, all-American satire"
– New York Times

"Flashy, fleshy and ridiculously entertaining"
– New York Daily News

 

 

THE BROTHER / SISTER PLAYS

A Boston Premiere by Tarell Alvin McCraney

 

Closed December 3, 2011

 

Tarell Alvin McCraney’s The Brother/Sister Plays are dangerous, modern-day stories of kinship, love, heartache and coming-of-age. McCraney speaks with authenticity about a world that is gritty and lyrical, urban and mythic. One of the most startling new American theatrical voices of the 21st century, McCraney is thrilling audiences internationally by pushing the boundaries of language, form, and sexuality in provocative and poetic ways.

 

 

 

 

THE BROTHER/SISTER PLAYS FESTIVAL
This breakthrough trilogy of new plays by one of the most celebrated young writers in the American theatre, Tarell Alvin McCraney, will be presented in two parts. Produced on alternating nights, you can experience IN THE RED AND BROWN WATER one night and THE BROTHERS SIZE and MARCUS; OR THE SECRET OF SWEET the other! Or join us for a Marathon Day! Special Marathon Kickoff on Sunday, November 13th, with a limited number of incredible $25 Marathon tickets!

 

"Experience the excited wonder that comes from witnessing something rare in the theater: a new, authentically original vision. It’s what people must have felt during productions of the early works of Eugene O’Neill... or of Sam Shepard."
- New York Times

 

“McCraney’s plays are pumped full of senses-heightening oxygen that leaves you tingling.”
- New York Times

 

“The greatest pieces of writing by an American playwright under 30 in a generation or more.”

- Chicago Tribune

 


 

IN THE RED AND BROWN WATER

Closed December 3, 2011

Directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian

October 28, 2011 – December 3, 2011

Oya can run faster than anyone, but not fast enough to escape her fate. When pressed to choose between her dying mother and her dreams of escape, she makes a life-changing decision. Her journey from the promise of youth to the complicated yearnings of womanhood is a joyous, raucous, brazenly theatrical experience.

 


“Experience the excited wonder that comes from witnessing something rare in the theater: a new, authentically original vision” -
- The New York Times

THE BROTHERS SIZE

Closed December 3, 2011

Directed by Summer L. Williams

November 10, 2011 – December 3, 2011

Am I my brother's keeper? After a homecoming in the bayous of Louisiana, the Size brothers, Ogun and Oshoosi, try to start fresh. This haunting, funny, and heartbreaking tour de force probes sexuality, coming of age, and the bonds of family as the brothers struggle to discover identity and to unearth a new sense of freedom.

“Inexpressibly moving and heartbreaking at the same time”
- The San Francisco Gate

“Embraces colloquial slang and seamlessly couches it in a
rhythmic lyricism that never falls flat”
- Seattle City Arts

MARCUS; OR THE SECRET OF SWEET

Closed December 3, 2011

Directed by Summer L. Williams

November 10, 2011 – December 3, 2011

Sixteen year-old Marcus is having some startlingly “sweet” dreams that feel more like a bad omen. As the Louisiana air thickens, Marcus begins asking questions about the father he never met, and getting closer to a secret they both share. MARCUS, with its warmth, myth, humor, and Louisiana patois, is a magical coming-of-age story about the storms of sexuality and identity.

"Bewitching . . . magical . . . poetry that elevates the language of the streets" - San Jose Mercury News “Piercingly poignant and disarmingly funny”
- The Daily Californian

"The greatest piece of writing by an American playwright under 30 in a generation or more"
- Chicago Tribune



Playwright: Tennessee Williams

GREEN EYES

**A COMPANY ONE SPECIAL EVENT**

Closed February 26, 2012


A Boston Premiere by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Travis Chamberlain
Produced in Collaboration with Chris Keegan and The Kindness
The Ames Hotel, Court Street, Boston



January 18, 2012—February 26, 2012

A Boston premiere at Boston’s premiere boutique hotel! Straight from its sold-out run in New York City, Company One is proud to present Travis Chamberlain’s highly acclaimed site-specific production of Tennessee Williams’ GREEN EYES at The Ames Hotel. Written in 1970 but unpublished for almost 40 years, this “lost” erotic thriller graphically reveals the impact of war through the sexual fantasies of a newlywed couple honeymooning in New Orleans. He’s a soldier, traumatized by his participation in the war; she's a ravenous woman determined to satisfy the darkest recesses of her most deviant desires. Starring the acclaimed NYC actress Erin Markey—“a kittenish vixen whose sexual pliancy hides an iron will” (The New York Times)--GREEN EYES transforms a honeymoon suite into a psychosexual battleground where desire and violence blur and become indistinguishable. With only 25 seats available per show, this is an exclusive theatrical event you do not want to miss!

“Tautly strung and teasingly ambiguous!”
-Theatre Mania

“Gorgeous: a short, eloquent evening that feels complete, complex, and entirely satisfying!”
– The New Yorker


“A pitch-perfect triumph! Leaves you pondering long after the curtain”
– Backstage

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LOVE PERSON


A Boston Premiere by Aditi Brennan Kapil
Directed by M. Bevin O'Gara
BCA Plaza Theatre

May 25, 2012 – June 23, 2012

CLOSED JUNE 23, 2012

Love Person is a transcendent four-part love story told in Sanskrit, American Sign Language, English and email. Two couples are rocked to their cores when love unexpectedly transcends sexual orientation, physical attraction, and social structures. Free, a Deaf woman in a relationship with Maggie, accidentally strikes up a correspondence with Ram, a B.U. professor of Sanskrit and love-interest of Free’s sister Vic. The four find themselves inextricably bound by technology, translation, and the breakdown of language itself.

“Heart-pounding attraction, intense all-night conversations — Love Person captures the giddiness of new love affairs!”
- American Theatre Magazine

“Startling and evocative!”
- Twin Cities Daily Planet