Winner of the National New Play Network’s 2016 Smith Prize for Political Theatre, this site-specific premiere brings us to Tavistown, New York, where a recent tragedy has rocked the community to its core. Narrator and town historian, Zoe, recounts the days leading up to the incident, as the high school prepares for the semi-annual production of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town. Jennifer Barclay’s Ripe Frenzy is a stunning new play about community in the wake of unspeakable devastation.
Studio ONE | Boston University
855 Commonwealth ave, Boston
Take the Green Line (B) to Boston University West
Closest parking: Agganis Arena (click here for details)
Ripe Frenzy is not part of our subscription series, but you can add it to any subscription package.
STATEMENTS OF SURVIVAL SERIES
Unveiled | Statements after an Arrest under the Immorality Act | Lonely Planet | Ripe Frenzy
* member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States
◊ member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society
º member of United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829
Ripe Frenzy received the 2016 Smith Prize for Political Theatre from the National New Play Network (NNPN).
New Rep is Boston’s core member of NNPN, which is an alliance of non-profit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays.
In past seasons, we’ve produced what NNPN calls Rolling World Premieres, such as Steve Yockey’s Blackberry Winter and Stephen Sach’s Bakersfield Mist. These premieres involve productions of the same play in at least three cities over the course of one season, which allows the playwright to continue working on the script and making adjustments based on what is learned from each production.
Adrianne Krstansky in Blackberry Winter
Ken Cheeseman and Paula Langton in Bakersfield Mist
Photos by Andrew Brilliant / Brilliant Pictures