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New Exhibition Room Presents: Theatre in Everything but Name: An historic walking tour of Boston theatre sites and spaces


New Exhibition Room is hosting two 45 minute tours of historic Boston Theatre spaces and sites on Saturday, June 26th. Tours are scheduled for 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM. The 1:00 PM tour will be followed by a picnic lunch in Boston Common.

The NXR tour, led by Artistic Director A. Nora Long and a few special guests, will explore Boston’s rocky relationship with theatre, from its clandestine beginnings to its explosive present. Beginning at the Theatre History marker behind the Boylston T-stop, the tour will wind its way through Boston’s Theatre District as it was and as it stands now. The tour will conclude at the site where it all began – the original New Exhibition Room.

Artistic Director, Dawn M. Simmons says, “Our namesake was first established in 1792, when theatre was still illegal in the Commonwealth. While the theatre was closed by the authorities a few months after it started, the law was soon overturned in large part due to the theatre’s founders and audiences. We think a tour is a wonderful way to recognize the rich theatrical history of Boston that has been such a powerful inspiration for our company and our work.”

Tours are scheduled for Saturday, June 26th at 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM. The 1:00 PM tour will be followed by a picnic reception in Boston Common. The tours will commence rain or shine. In the case of inclement weather the picnic reception will take place at 88 Tremont St. Tickets for the 12:00 PM tour are $20. Tickets for the 1:00 PM tour and reception are $30. All proceeds benefit our summer production of Shh! at the New York International Fringe Festival. Tickets can be purchased on-line at www.brownpapertickets.com or by phone 1-800-838-3006.

Compiled from the press release courtesy of the New Exhibition Room (website | profile | tag archive).

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