Boston Playwrights' Theatre
Presents BTW Unbound 2008
July 10 – 13

2008 BTW Unbound Festival will include a host of new plays in various stages of development by some of the country's most engaging new playwrights.

Performances will take place July 10 - 13 at Boston Playwrights' Theatre, 949 Commonwealth Avenue.  Audience members are invited to join in an open discussion with the playwrights following performances.

The line-up includes:

"12 Dogs"
By Jeanne Drennan

In a bleak, post-apocalyptic outpost of the American empire, a young teacher is trying to nurture and protect a brilliant 17-year-old student. Her efforts to win opportunities for him endanger their home and everyone in it. However, in a world where poetry, comic books and particle physics have the power to transport and elevate, nothing is impossible.

By Joe Rudy

What happens when the government has been spying on you and you develop a relationship with the agent assigned to be your "listener?" Part comedy and part thriller, "Listening" is a response to the domestic spying policies of the Bush administration and explores the changing world we create through fear and paranoia.

"Beautiful American Soldier"
By Dano Madden

Two sisters, unexpectedly lost along a quiet roadside in war-torn Iraq, develop an unusual friendship with a man peddling junk in the desert. Together, their shattered hearts must find a way to deal with the consequences of war.

"Coma, Patient"
By Shaun Raviv

Nurse Pat's new patient, a cold-blooded murderer who is facing trial and the possibility of the death penalty, is brought to the trauma ward paralyzed, brain-damaged and tongue-less. While attempting to care for him, Pat is drawn into a comedic circus of legal maneuvers, media attention and family dynamics that forces her to question her beliefs about justice and the definition of the word "alive."

Showtimes are as follows:
Thursday, July 10, 7:30 p.m.: "Listening"
Friday, July 11, 8:00 p.m.: "Beautiful American Soldier"
Saturday, July 12, 8:00 p.m.: "12 Dogs"
Sunday, July 13:
     2:00 p.m.: "Coma, Patient"
     4:00 p.m.: "Listening"
     5:30 p.m.: "Beautiful American Solider"
     7:00 p.m.: "12 Dogs"

Tickets are $10 for one play or $15 for a Festival pass. For information or to reserve seats, call 617-728-4321.

-- OnStage Boston




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