Somerville Residents to perform with Boston Theater Company

  

BOSTON THEATER COMPANY’S

FINISH LINE: The Untold Stories of the 2013 Boston Marathon

–Featuring Somerville resident Devon Scalisi–

 

 

(Boston, MA- March 21, 2016) Somerville’s own Devon Scalisi will be a featured cast member in the upcoming preview performances of Finish Line: the Untold Stories of the 2013 Boston Marathon, to be presented by Boston Theater Company, from April 7 – 23. The documentary play will have its world premiere in 2017, in association with Citi Performing Arts Center.  

 

Co-created by Boston Theater Company Producing Artistic Director Joey Frangieh and

director/playwright Lisa Rafferty, Finish Line is a story of recovery, resilience and determination. It

begins on the day of the bombings and ends on the 2014 finish line. The script is created verbatim

from dozens of interviews.

 

Devon is an award-winning actor and director with a B.F.A. in Theatre Performance from Salem State University. Most recently, Devon received a 2015 Elliot Norton Award nomination for “Outstanding Actor” in Zeitgeist Stage Company’s production of Dan LeFranc’s The Big Meal.

 

Says Scalisi, “The interviews from Finish Line: The Untold Stories of the 2013 Boston Marathon should be heard by everyone that calls Boston their home. These interviews are filled with such love, strength, and emotion by people who love this city. In an effort to raise up and praise those whose courage saved many lives, and to showcase the resilience of those whose path to recovery is still ongoing, it is an absolute honor for me to take part in underscoring these selected stories from the people of Boston, one of the greatest cities in the world.”

 

Among those interviewed are survivors, runners, doctors, police officers, journalists, clergy,

students and many others. Notable interviewees who contributed their stories include Police

Commissioner William Evans, news anchor Maria Stephanos, Life is Good founder John Jacobs,

Boston Strong co-author Dave Wedge, 1976 Marathon winner Jack Fultz and Boston Globe

photographer John Tlumacki.

 

“Finish Line is the story of 26,000 runners, 500,000 spectators, it’s about 646,000 Bostonians, 318

million Americans. It represents a city, a state, a country that did not allow an act of violence to

define it,” says Joey Frangieh. Added Lisa Rafferty, “It was important to us to create this piece to

honor and remember those who were affected by the events of April 15, 2013.”

 

The three-week run of Finish Line will coincide with the 3rd anniversary of the bombings and the

running of the 120th Boston Marathon. Tickets for performances at the NonProfit Center, 89 South

Street, Boston, from April 7 – 23, are $35 general admission, $20 for seniors, military, age 26 and

under. To order tickets and for more information, go to http://www.bostontheatercompany.org, call

(857) 559-3808 or visit Boston Theater Company on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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BOSTON THEATER COMPANY’S

FINISH LINE: The Untold Stories of the 2013 Boston Marathon

–Featuring Somerville resident Nile Hawver–

 

 

(Boston, MA- March 17, 2016) Somerville’s own Nile Hawver will be a featured cast member in the upcoming preview performances of Finish Line: the Untold Stories of the 2013 Boston Marathon, to be presented by Boston Theater Company, from April 7 – 23. The documentary play will have its world premiere in 2017, in association with Citi Performing Arts Center.  

 

Co-created by Boston Theater Company Producing Artistic Director Joey Frangieh and

director/playwright Lisa Rafferty, Finish Line is a story of recovery, resilience and determination. It

begins on the day of the bombings and ends on the 2014 finish line. The script is created verbatim

from dozens of interviews.

 

Nile is a Boston actor and photographer who returns to Boston Theater Company after performing in the 2013 staged reading of Next to Normal. Regionally, Nile has toured with Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, and has worked with The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey and Illinois Shakespeare Festival.

 

Says Hawver, “This piece does a fantastic job of taking something so unbelievably tragic and pulling all of this wonderful positivity from it. The message resounds that through adversity comes connection, community, and strength. I’m so glad I get to help tell these stories, especially the ones that haven’t been heard before.”

 

Among those interviewed are survivors, runners, doctors, police officers, journalists, clergy,

students and many others. Notable interviewees who contributed their stories include Police

Commissioner William Evans, news anchor Maria Stephanos, Life is Good founder John Jacobs,

Boston Strong co-author Dave Wedge, 1976 Marathon winner Jack Fultz and Boston Globe

photographer John Tlumacki.

 

“Finish Line is the story of 26,000 runners, 500,000 spectators, it’s about 646,000 Bostonians, 318

million Americans. It represents a city, a state, a country that did not allow an act of violence to

define it,” says Joey Frangieh. Added Lisa Rafferty, “It was important to us to create this piece to

honor and remember those who were affected by the events of April 15, 2013.”

 

The three-week run of Finish Line will coincide with the 3rd anniversary of the bombings and the

running of the 120th Boston Marathon. Tickets for performances at the NonProfit Center, 89 South

Street, Boston, from April 7 – 23, are $35 general admission, $20 for seniors, military, age 26 and

under. To order tickets and for more information, go to http://www.bostontheatercompany.org, call

(857) 559-3808 or visit Boston Theater Company on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

 

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