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‘From Places Unknown’ The Final Play of 11:11 Theatre Company’s 2009-2010 Season


In the night, a man and wife bury an unnervingly odd collection of objects in the earth of their back yard. Into the hole go a broken pot, a copper casting of a baby’s foot, tarnished cups, crumbling figurines, worn trinkets of various kinds—and a rusty revolver. All are meant to be forgotten forever. Buried with each item are the memories of fear, doubt, and unrelenting strife it foreshadowed: a baby lost before it was found; a despondent young girl from across the sea who never returned home; a marriage threatened; the personal integrity of the man and his wife brought into question by friends and strangers alike. This is the stuff of From Places Uknown, a dark but earnestly human tale brought to you by 11:11 Theatre Company this April and May.

The story is penned by Jennifer DuBois, who also wrote A Syllabus of Errors, 11:11 Theatre Company’s final play of its 2007-2008 season. A graduate of the renowned Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa, DuBois has fine-tuned her skills as a playwright to bring us memorable characters who are not only entertaining to watch but are also food for the open mind. Like any great playwright, DuBois manifests pieces of the universal human psyche on the stage, pressing them tightly together then letting their distinct worlds collide freely. What follows is both evocative and compelling.

From Places Unknown premieres Friday, April 30th at The Factory Theatre, 791 Tremont Street in Boston, MA, at 8pm. Following performances will be Saturday, May 1 at 8pm, Sunday, May 2 at 3pm, and May 6-8 at 8pm. Tickets are $15 online, $17 at the door. Thursday, May 6 tickets are pay what you can ($5 minimum). Buy tickets, check showtimes, get directions, and check out 11:11 Theatre Company’s many photos, insights, videos, and reviews at www.1111theatre.com. From Places Unknown is directed by Sarah E. Farbo, who also directed 11:11 Theatre Company’s The Quiet Infinite.

Compiled from the press release courtesy of the 11:11 Theatre Company (website | profile | tag archive).

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