Zinn Fest!

A celebration of Howard Zinn's writing for the stage.

To honor Distinguished Visiting Scholar Howard Zinn, Suffolk University and the Boston Playwright's Theatre join in a celebration of Howard Zinn's writing for the stage. Zinn, Professor Emeritus at Boston University, is a long-time activist and author of numerous books, including A People’s History of the United States: 1492 to the Present (2006), A Power Governments Cannot Suppress (2007), and You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train: A Personal History of Our Times (2002).


Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Emma by Howard Zinn
A reading directed by Marilyn Plotkins, Theatre Department 
A discussion between Zinn & Judy Dushku, Government Department will immediately follow.
4:00pm
C. Walsh Theatre
55 Temple Street, Boston

NOTE: This event is first come, first served. Arrive early to get a seat. C. Walsh Theatre seats 399.


November 20-22, 2008


Shouting Theatre in a Crowded Fire
Written & directed by Wes Savick, Theatre Department.
Based on the writings of Howard Zinn.
Thursday & Friday: 8:00pm
Saturday: 3:00pm & 8:00pm
C. Walsh Theatre
55 Temple Street, Boston

General Admission: $15
Students, Seniors, and the Suffolk Community: $5
Thursday, Nov. 20 is Neighborhood Night : $5

Tickets on sale at Brown Paper Tickets, beginning Nov. 1, 2008
www.brownpapertickets.com 1-8010-838-3006 or at the Hub.

Facing a future of political uncertainty, an ensemble of young idealists try out their own "tiny acts" of resistance to change the world.  But will their attempts result in optimism or despair? Righteousness or doubt?  Equal parts Marx and Marx Brothers, Shouting Theatre in a Crowded Fire catapults the writings of historian and activist Howard Zinn through dizzying American landscape of game shows, pop music, and fractured reenactments of the Group Theatre, the Living Theatre, and The Crucible.  

For additional information, please contact the Theatre Department, 617-573-8282.

January 22-24, 2009

Daughter of Venus by Howard Zinn
Directed by Wes Savick, Theatre Department
Thursday: 7:30pm
Friday: 8:00pm
Saturday: 2:00pm & 8:00pm
C. Walsh Theatre
55 Temple Street, Boston

General Admission: $25
Seniors: $20
Students: $10 with ID

Tickets can be purchased at www.bu.edu/bpt or by calling 866-811-4111.  Please call 617-573-5443 for directions and venue information. 

Performed both at the C. Walsh Theatre at Suffolk University and the Boston Playwright's Theatre, Daughter of Venus shows us a family in pain, a mother too fragile to carry the weight of her husband's desires, and a father and daughter emotionally distant to the point of despair.  Sometimes the choices we make (or don't make) have vast repercussions on our world and the people we love.  By the author of A People's History of the United States, Marx in Soho, and EmmaDaughter of Venus is a co-production with Suffolk University and the Boston Playwright's Theatre. 






 

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