Hub Theatre Company of Boston presents
Robyn is Happy by Michael Elyanow
Friday, October 27- Saturday, November 11, 2017 at First Church Boston
“True friends stab you in the front” – Oscar Wilde
BOSTON, MA. – Hub Theatre Company of Boston will complete its highly acclaimed fifth season with the East Coast premiere of Michael Elyanow’s dark comedy Robyn is Happy Friday, October 27- Saturday, November 11 at First Church Boston, 66 Marlborough Street in Boston’s Back Bay. Performances are Thursdays at 7:30 pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, and Sundays at 5 pm. All performances are Pay-What-You-Can. Donations of toiletries will be collected at each performance for local charities. For tickets and information please visit www.hubtheatreboston.org
What happens when what you want for your friends isn’t what they want for themselves? Lifelong pals Robyn, Trudy and Hannah’s friendship is put to the ultimate test when Robyn falls in love with an unlikely suitor. Hannah and Trudy are convinced that Robyn has made a horrible choice that could ruin her life and, as friends since grade school, they decide it’s their duty to intervene. What could possibly go wrong? With biting one-liners, escalating confrontations and a wildly unpredictable climax, this savagely funny new comedy is a little bit Sex and the City, a little bit Titus Andronicus.
Local favorite Kelly Smith directs three of Boston’s funniest actresses Christine Dickinson, Lauren Elias and Amie Lytle in this provocatively entertaining play that inspires us to expect and accept the unexpected.
Michael Elyanow, originally from Massachusetts, is the author of more than twenty plays, screenplays and television scripts including Banging Ann Coulter (2004) and Game/Over (2009), both finalists for the Heideman Award. Other plays include The Children, Lullaby and 12 Volt Heart (co-written with Jeremy B. Cohen). Robyn is Happy was previously workshopped at Hartford Stage Company’s Brand: NEW Festival of Plays in 2010 and his play Lullaby was workshopped at Boston’s Lyric Stage. He has taught screenwriting, TV writing and playwriting at Northwestern University and Emerson and Carlton Colleges.
Hub Theater Company of Boston was founded in 2013 to foster creativity among Boston’s emerging theatre artists. Hub is a 501(c)(3) non-profit professional non-Equity theatre company committed to entertaining, captivating, socially aware and emotionally engaging theatre in intimate settings. In the interest of cultivating a diverse audience and breaking down barriers between audience and art, all tickets to all performances are Pay-What-You-Can. For tickets and information please visit www.hubtheatreboston.org
Robyn is Happy by Michael Elyanow, directed by Kelly Smith, presented by Hub Theatre Company of Boston, Friday, October 27 through Saturday, November 11, at First Church Boston, 66 Marlborough St, Back Bay, Boston. All tickets are Pay-What-You-Can. For tickets and more information please visit Hub Theatre Company of Boston