"Bunbury: A Serious Play for Trivial People"
In New England Premiere
At Factory Theatre

Mill 6 Collaborative, celebrating its 11th season, will present the New England premiere of "Bunbury: A Serious Play for Trivial People," a comedy that proves everyone's life means something -- even if they don't exist.

Written by Tom Jacobson and directed by Barlow Adamson and John Edward O'Brien, performances are May 1 - 17 at The Factory Theatre, 791 Tremont Street in Boston's South End. Mikkel Raahede will play the title role.

The play explores what happens when Bunbury, a fictitious character who never actually appears in "The Importance of Being Earnest," comes to the full realization that he is a fictitious character who never actually appears in "The Importance of Being Earnest."

He retaliates by using his double anonymity to infiltrate and alter classic literature, starting by accidentally giving "Romeo and Juliet" a happy ending. The resulting transformation of such classics as "The Three Sisters," "A Streetcar Named Desire," "Waiting for Godot," and even Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven," spawns a new sub-discipline in literary criticism that may even change the world.

Tom Jacobsen's plays "Sperm" at Circle X and "The Orange Grove" at Playwrights Arena were Critic's Choice selections in the Los Angeles Times. He is a co-literary manager of The Theatre @ Boston Court, a founding member of Playwrights Ink, and a board member of Cornerstone Theater Company. "Bunbury" was also critic's choice in Variety, Back Stage West, and was nominated for a GLAAD Award.

In addition to Raahede, the company also includes Jonathan Michael Anderson, Shelley Brown, Sasha Castroverde, Nathaniel Gundy, Marc Harpin, Becca A. Lewis and Forrest Walter.

Since its founding, Mill 6 has presented 21 productions including 16 world premieres and eight Boston/New England premieres. The company has performed in Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, Arlington, Provincetown and New York City.

For tickets and information, call 866-811-4111 or visit www.theatermania.com.

-- OnStage Boston




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