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  • Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy

    11/01/13
    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Tufte Performance and Production Center
    Semel Theater
    $8 for children, Emerson community; $12 general

    It is 1912 in coastal Maine, and Reverend Buckminster's son Turner is the new kid in town. Lonely and having trouble fitting in, he meets Lizzie Bright, an African-American girl from nearby Malaga Island who becomes his best friend. They share everything: secrets, worries, and the courage to take a stand against greed and racial prejudices in their community. When the townspeople try to force the residents off of Malaga Island, their friendship is tested and Turner and Lizzie face life's great challenges of loss and allegiance.

    This East Coast premiere is based on the Newberry Award-winning book by Gary D. Schmidt, and directed by Emerson Professor Robert Colby.

    Sponsored by Emerson Stage

    For more information please contact:
    Megan Wygant
    617-824-8000