The Boston University College of Fine Arts announces the formation of the Boston Center for American Performance

in Arts, College of Fine Arts, News Releases
October 9th, 2008

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

(Boston) – The Boston University College of Fine Arts is pleased to introduce a new professional performing arts initiative, the Boston Center for American Performance (BCAP). BCAP aims to foster significant interaction between members of the professional performing arts world and the College. Expanding the definition of the College as an ‘artistic home,’ “B-CAP” will encourage interaction among students and professional faculty artists, alumni, and other affiliated artists, both locally and nationally. The goal is for these collaborations to have a profound impact on the overall educational mission, become a significant source of inspiration for the creation of both new work and new approaches to existing work, and provide the College with a professional extension of its expanding and diverse aesthetic.

The inaugural season of BCAP will feature two plays: Tennessee Williams’ classic The Glass Menagerie running October 15–November 2, and Doug Wright’s one-man play I Am My Own Wife running April 22–May 10. Both productions will run at the CFA Theatre Lab and will feature a cast, crew, and design team made up of professional actors from the CFA faculty, recent alumni, and students. Tickets are $20 for the general public or $10 for students, seniors, groups, and members of the BU community.

ABOUT THE GLASS MENAGERIE

Tennessee Williams’s classic is a loosely autobiographical and tragic tale of a fragile Southern family abandoned by their patriarch. In 1937 St. Louis, an aloof son desperate for freedom, a delicate daughter obsessed with her glass animal collection, and a meddlesome mother, all eagerly await the arrival of a gentleman caller.

Directed by Jim Petosa, Director of the BU School of Theatre and Artistic Director of the Olney Theatre Center, The Glass Menagerie features faculty members Paula Langton, Michael Kaye, and Christine Hamel, as well as senior acting student Jesse Rudoy, all of whom perform frequently in the Boston area. The design team includes costume designer Nicole V. Moody, scenic designer Claire Bretschneider, lighting designer Nicholas Houfek, and sound designer Darby Smotherman.

PRODUCTION DETAILS

Boston University College of Fine Arts presents the Boston Center for American Performance production of

The Glass Menagerie

by Tennessee Williams
directed by Jim Petosa

Wed, Oct 15, 7:30pm
Thu, Oct 16, 7:30pm
Fri, Oct 17, 8:00pm
Sat, Oct 18, 2:00pm and 8:00pm
Sun, Oct 19, 7:00pm
Thu, Oct 23, 7:30pm
Fri, Oct 24, 8:00pm
Sat, Oct 25, 2:00pm and 8:00pm
Sun, Oct 26, 7:00pm
Thu, Oct 30, 7:30pm
Fri, Oct 31, 8:00pm
Sat, Nov 1, 2:00pm and 8:00pm
Sun, Nov 2, 2:00pm

Tickets: $20 general public; $10 BU Community, students, senior citizens, Huntington subscribers, and groups.

CFA TheatreLab@855
855 Commonwealth Avenue, First Floor, Boston
T Green Line, B Train, BU West stop www.BostonTheatreScene.

INSTITUTIONAL BIOGRAPHIES

Boston University is one of the leading private research and teaching institutions in the world today, with two primary campuses in the heart of Boston and programs around the world. 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.

A theatre conservatory within the embrace of a metropolitan university, the Boston University School of Theatre at the College of Fine Arts offers programs in acting, directing, design, production, management, theatre education, and theatre arts. Its programs foster the synthesis of imagination, intellectual inquiry, and technical skill by combining rigorous training with study in a traditional liberal arts curriculum. A diverse and accomplished full-time faculty and staff, augmented by guest artists and part-time trainers, serve approximately 240 undergraduate and 30 graduate students each academic year. The School produces six fully mounted productions each season, offers an additional 35 to 40 workshop projects, and enjoys professional affiliations with the Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, Olney Theatre Center, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and the Huntington Theatre Company, the professional theatre in residence at Boston University.

MEDIA ONLY

To request press tickets, high resolution photos, or additional information, please contact either:
Jean Connaughton at 617-353-7293 or jeanconn@bu.edu
Ellen Carr at 617-353-8783 or emcarr@bu.edu

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