Ginkgo Express

Presented by BU College of Fine Arts School of Theatre. GINGKO EXPRESS, written by Brandon Zang (CAS’25) and directed by Terri McMahon • As the world comes to an end in 2099, a teenager boards a train across the Pacific Ocean to reunite the last two ginkgo trees. On the other side, in the ancient Chinese village of Tianmushan, a jaded college grad has returned to take over as chief and preserve her father’s final legacy. With each day that brings them closer, relationships rekindle and bridges are burned. As the prospect of saving the ginkgo tree becomes less and less plausible, both must decide if their earnest—or futile—attempt to save their history is worth the price of a future shrouded in the ashes of their mistakes. • The School of Theatre New Play Initiative presents a series of Next Stage workshops, scenes, and plays. These Next Stage pieces will be directed by our Undergraduate Directors and will flower as the next step in the fruition of these new plays by BU students. The nature of the presentation and the work is determined by the needs of the play. Curated by Kirsten Greenidge, this “on-its-feet” workshop or play experience focuses on different areas of the writing or specific parts of a project in the process of development.

When 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Saturday, October 14, 2023
Location 855 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA
Room David Copeland Black Box Theatre (354)