Hub Theatre Company of Boston presents The Love of the Nightingale by Timberlake Wertenbaker, directed by IRNE award nominee Rebecca Bradshaw.
In this timely and topical production, Wertenbaker addresses the issue of sexual violence which has reached crisis proportions in our communities, corporations and college campuses today. The Love of the Nightingale brings to light what happens when society’s only response to sexual assault is deafening silence.
All tickets to all performances are Pay-What-You-Can, and at each performance donations of toiletries and personal care items will be collected for local women’s shelters. Also, representatives of women’s groups will be at select shows to answer questions.
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Hub Theatre Company of Boston, Inc.
Boston MA, Wednesday, October 7, 2015
The world is a dangerous place to live: not because of the people who do evil, but because of the people who look on and do nothing about it. – Albert Einstein
Hub Theatre Company of Boston will cap off its critically acclaimed third season with Timberlake Wertenbaker’s The Love of the Nightingale at First Church in Boston, Friday, November 6 through Saturday, November 21. This timely and topical production addresses the issue of sexual violence which has reached crisis proportions in our communities, corporations and college campuses.
In this powerful, contemporary adaptation of the classic Greek myth of Tereus the focus is shifted from the doomed king to his wife Procne and her sister Philomele in a story about love, lies, and retribution. With wisdom and unexpected wit, the play illuminates the legacy of violence and loss that stems from both the silence imposed upon us by others and the silence we impose upon ourselves. The Love of the Nightingale is a thought-provoking piece of theatre that compels each of us to consider the cost of silence and the power of finding one’s voice.
Local favorite Rebecca Bradshaw, most recently celebrated for her deft direction of Speakeasy’s extremely successful run of Bad Jews, directs an amazingly talented and diverse cast in this poignant and provocative drama. Infused with original music and choreography by Tyler Catanella and Bahar Royaee, this brilliantly theatrical piece will stay with you long after you leave the theatre.
Recipient of the Drama Critics’ Award for Our Country’s Good and the Writers’ Guild Award for Three Birds Alighting on a Field, Wertenbaker has also authored such innovative works as Galileo’s Daughter and The Children. Known for her masterful use of language, the internationally acclaimed playwright has translated and adapted many works, including Elektra and Antigone. The Love of the Nightingale was originally commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and premiered at Stratford-upon-Avon in 1989. Her most recent play, Jefferson’s Garden, premiered in London in February 2015.
Hub Theatre 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 shows are Pay-What-You-Can. Donations of toiletries will also be collected at each performance for local women’s shelters.
The Love of the Nightingale by Timberlake Wertenbaker, directed by Rebecca Bradshaw, presented by Hub Theatre Company in Boston, Friday, November 6 – Saturday, November 21 at First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough Street (corner of Berkeley and Marlborough Street). All tickets to all shows are Pay-What-You-Can and may be purchased via www.hubtheatreboston.ticketleap.com
For more information please visit www.hubtheatreboston.org