Boston University School of Theatre presents The Weavers

in Arts, College of Fine Arts, News Releases
November 16th, 2007

Contact: Ellen Carr, 617-353-8783 | emcarr@bu.edu
Contact: Jean Connaughton, 617-353-7293 | jeanconn@bu.edu

Boston – The Boston University School of Theatre is pleased to present The Weavers, a full length play by Gerhart Hauptmann about the revolution and radicalism brought forth by the Silesian weavers’ revolt of 1844. Directed by Elaine Vaan Hogue, The Weavers will run December 6-16 at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA.

This powerful work follows the weavers of Silesia, a small republic in the South East of Old Germany, as they find themselves on the cusp of the Industrial Revolution. The hardships challenging this group of people reach a breaking point with the formation of a massive revolt against industrial progress. Protesting the mechanization of their trade, the weavers quickly learn the benefits of solidarity in the face of this crusade. Boasting over forty roles, a play of this proportion is not often presented so this production promises to be a special experience.

The Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Theatre, founded in 1954, is one of the country’s leading institutions for the study of acting, stage management, design and production, and all aspects of the theatrical profession. Since 1982, the School of Theatre has enjoyed an educational and artistic collaboration with the Huntington Theatre Company, the professional theatre in residence at Boston University. Other professional theatre affiliations include Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Guthrie Theater, Olney Theatre Center, Pendragon Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and Woolly Mammoth Theatre. Notable School of Theatre alumni include Jason Alexander, Michael Chiklis, Geena Davis, Faye Dunaway, Andrew Lack, Stewart Lane, Craig Lucas, Julianne Moore, Wynn Thomas, and Alfre Woodard.

The Boston University College of Fine Arts was created in 1954 to bring together the School of Music, the School of Theatre, and the School of Visual Arts. The University’s vision was to create a community of artists in a conservatory-style school offering professional training in the arts to both undergraduate and graduate students, complemented by a liberal arts curriculum for undergraduate students. Since those early days, education at the College of Fine Arts has begun on the BU campus and extended into the city of Boston, a rich center of cultural, artistic and intellectual activity.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Thursday, December 6, 7:30pm
Friday, December 7, 8:00pm
Saturday, December 8, 8:00pm
Sunday, December 9, 2:00pm
Thursday, December 13, 7:30pm
Friday, December 14, 8:00pm
Saturday, December 15, 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sunday, December 16, 2:00pm

TICKET AND VENUE INFORMATION

Venue:
Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts
527 Tremont Street, Boston

Tickets:
$12 general public; $10 BU alumni, students, and senior citizens; members of the BU community receive one free ticket per BU ID at the door on the day of the performance, subject to availability.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.BostonTheatreScene.com, by phone at 617-933-8600, or in person at the Calderwood Pavilion box office at 527 Tremont Street.

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