BPT Talks About Design: LORENA: A TABLOID EPIC by Eliana Pipes

Directed by Erica Terpening-Romeo Scenic design by Meg McGuigan Costume design by Emma George Lighting design by Amanda Fallon Sound design by Sean Doyle BPT Talks About Design is a conversation series that focuses on the contributions of designers to new plays in process. About the play: LORENA: A TABLOID EPIC spins out of the media hailstorm surrounding Lorena Bobbitt, who became a sensation after she used a kitchen knife to cut off her abusive husband’s penis in 1993. The tacky dystopia of American pop culture tumbles onto the stage in a series of funhouse vignettes that know no bounds, while The Playwright desperately tries to protect Lorena from the play which has clearly gotten out of her control. Then, a twist ending re-contextualizes Lorena’s outsized epic through the lens of a quieter sexual assault story that’s all too common. LORENA merges the personal with the political to reckon with our cultural sins, and bring Lorena’s story into the present day. Where: From wherever you are, via the videoconferencing tool Zoom. Audiences will need to download the free Zoom app to participate, and it is recommended they call in a few minutes before “curtain” time. Full schedule and Zoom links available on the Boston Playwrights’ Theatre website: http://www.BostonPlaywrights.org

When 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm on Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Contact Email newplays@bu.edu
Contact Organization Boston Playwrights’ Theatre
Fees Free