It’s all fun and games until someone loses an eye-literally!
Hub Theatre Company of Boston will kick off its third season this spring with Joe Orton’s irreverent and amoral dark farce, Loot, at the First Church in Boston Friday, March 27-Sunday, April 12.
Poor Mr. McLeavy! It’s the day of the funeral and his late wife won’t stay in her coffin. The nurse – a seven-time widow – fancies him as her latest “late” husband. His ne’er-do-well son and his “friend” are pursuing new careers as bank robbers and a nosy representative from the water board (or so he claims) is asking some very probing questions and making everyone quite nervous indeed.
In this tour de force of bad taste, taboos, and high farce, nothing and no one is safe from Orton’s wicked wit! Inspired by the trial of the infamous police detective Harold “Tanky” Challenor, notorious for his brutality and planting of evidence, Loot satires the Roman Catholic Church, social attitudes toward death, police brutality and everything in between. This show will make you laugh but its message will stay with you long after you leave the theatre.
Hub Artistic Associate and IRNE award nominee, Daniel Bourque directs some of Boston’s finest actors including Hub’s Artistic Director and IRNE Award winner John Geoffrion, as well as Sean Cooper, CJ David, Tom Grenon, Kevin Paquette and Meredith Stypinski.
Known for such works as What The Butler Saw and Entertaining Mr. Sloane, Joe Orton’s life was as outrageous as the plays he wrote. Orton was born into a working class English family, was largely self-educated, and openly gay when it was still a felony in Britain. During his meteoric career he shocked, outraged, and amused audiences with his scandalous dark comedies. Although often most remembered today for his tragic fate, Orton’s plays were a vital part of England’s cultural revolution of the swingin’ 60’s.
The Hub Theater Company of Boston was founded in 2012 to foster creativity among Boston’s emerging theatre artists and as a means to help break down barriers between audience and art. As such, all tickets to all performances are Pay-What-You-Can!
Loot by Joe Orton, directed by Daniel Bourque presented by the Hub Theatre Company of Boston, Friday, March 27th-Sunday, April 12th at First Church In Boston, 66 Marlborough Street. All tickets are Pay- What-You-Can and may be purchased via www.hubtheatreboston.ticketleap.com. For more information please visit www.hubtheatreboston.org