That’s right, it’s marathon time again! This year’s Boston Theater Marathon will take place on Sunday, May 12, from noon until 10pm, at the Boston Center for the Arts/Calderwood Pavilion Theatre.. It’ll feature 50 (yep, 50!) ten-minute plays by 50 New England playwrights, produced by 50 different theatre companies. It’s my very favorite theatrical event of the year.
I’m fortunate to be included yet again–this will mark the 10th time I’ve had a play in the Marathon. New Rep will produce my short, goofy play, Curse the Darkness. Bridget O’Leary will direct Robert P. Murphy, Lisa Tucker, Erica Spyres, and one other actor (TBA). My play will appear in the 3-4pm slot, but take the challenge and come for the entire day. (I will be on hand to watch all 50 plays. You can do it, too. Pack a snack. Dark chocolate is my secret.)
Not only is this an amazing way to see a huge cross-section of amazing Boston theatre, it’s also a fundraiser for a good cause–the Theatre Community Benevolent Fund, which provided grants to members of the theatre community facing unexpected crises and dire needs (floods, fires, medical emergencies, theft, etc.). So come have a blast and do some good at the same time.