• National Theatre of Allston Rolls out 4 New Plays for May

5/13/2008

This May, the National Theatre of Allston (NTA) will debut three new plays in an evening at the Boston Playwrights Theatre and a fourth in the Boston Theatre Marathon.
 
SHUT UP!  SLOW DOWN!  I CAN HANDLE THIS! May 21-24, is an evening of three new plays and will feature over twenty Suffolk students and alumni, including the work of two Suffolk playwrights:  Alex Pollock and Theo Goodell.  Suffolk alumnus Brian Anastas will direct Wesley Savick's new play.  Graduating seniors Rachel Kelsey and Purnima Baldwin are assistant directors and Bailey Costa, a rising junior, is production stage manager.

Part sci-fi, part vaudeville prophecy, Goodell’s How to Kill a Robot is a splintered comedy which recklessly rewires our perception of life, sex, and technology.

Life in wartime is confusing…especially if your imagination is transported to Baghdad while your body lives in your parents’ house in Montpelier. In Machine Gun-Death Rattle, Pollock relates the conflict between a twenty-something and the Furies which be-dog him as he struggles to make sense of life in No Man’s Land.

Once upon a time, a Kingdom was attacked by a dragon while His Highness desperately craved a beer.  Savick’s His Highness and the Dragon is a fairy tale with entirely coincidental parallels to our own Grimm era.

NTA’s offering for the Boston Theatre marathon, Orange Crush, is a deconstructed musical comedy inspired by the infamous Coke ad and features singing, dancing, and the charms of American Imperialism.  The cast features eleven Suffolk University students and alums, spanning the years 2000-2012. The Boston Theatre Marathon performs May 11 and features 50 ten-minute plays from area playwrights and theatre companies.
 
Dedicated to creating original, political, experimental theatre, The National Theatre of Allston is comprised exclusively of students and alumni of Suffolk University where company founder Wesley Savick is associate professor of theatre.

For more information about SHUT UP! SLOW DOWN! I CAN HANDLE THIS! please visit www.bostonplaywrights.org or call (866) 811-4111.

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