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Burning the Barn Spotlights BU Talent

Vagabond Theatre Group presents alum’s original work


Mali MacConnell (from left), Rachel Katherine Aleander, and Tyler Strickland (CAS’10) during a rehearsal of Burning the Barn.

Burning the Barn, presented by the Vagabond Theatre Group, is playing at the Boston Center for the Arts Plaza Black Box Theatre through Saturday, July 17.

The play, written by Bea Wissel (CAS’10) and directed by James Sotis (COM’08), recounts the trials of Lexi, who tries to pick up the pieces of her life after a devastating fire destroys the home she shares with her dysfunctional family. When she’s stranded in what’s left of the home with her estranged sister, her cheating husband, and two strangers, Lexi must come to terms with the people she loves most.

Founded last year, the Vagabond Theatre Group is made up of young actors, directors, and technicians who hope to bring innovative, provocative plays to the Boston community.

Vagabond Theatre Group’s Burning the Barn plays at the Boston Center for the Arts Plaza Black Box Theatre, 539 Tremont St., Boston, through July 17. Dates and times are available here. Tickets are $22 for adults, $17 for students and seniors, and can be purchased here or by phone at 617-933-8600; they also can be purchased at the door, subject to availability.

Amy Laskowski can be reached at amlaskow@bu.edu; follow her on Twitter at @amlaskow. Dan Mercurio can be reached at dmerc@bu.edu.