Family & Friends - BU New Play Initiative: DOWNTOWN

Starts:
7:30 am on Friday, October 20, 2017
By Kyle Chua (CFA’19) | Directed by Michael Hammond | Al’s debut novel, about his unrequited affections for a man named Ben, was shaped to provoke and sell. Almost instantly, it becomes a critically-acclaimed bestseller. But when Ben turns up at one of Al’s literary events bearing threats of a lawsuit, both men are forced to examine the reasons that brought them together, and the circumstances that pulled them apart. Alternating between past and present, Downtown is a puzzle of fact and fiction, an exploration of the intersections of race, nationality, and queerness. Downtown is a BU New Play Initiative production and part of the 21st annual Fall Fringe Festival. | Approximate running time: 90 minutes The BU Fall Fringe Festival, now in its 21st season, is a collaboration between the College of Fine Arts School of Music: Opera Institute and School of Theatre. The festival’s mission is to produce new or rarely performed significant works in the opera and theatre repertoire, bringing performers and audiences together in unique theatrical settings. Tickets: $7.00ea ($3.50 with a CFA Membership)