Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy
Important note for those attending the Saturday Matinee
The Boston Red Sox celebratory parade that begins at 10am should be well past Emerson by our 2pm show time, but there are street closures and parking restrictions in our neighborhood. We strongly recommend public transportation to get to 10 Boylston Place, the location of the Semel Theatre.
- Boylston Street will be closed to car traffic from 12am-4pm on Saturday, November 2.
- The nearest accessible garages are all south of Boylston Street. We have confirmed that the 200 Stuart Street Garage will be open for the day.
Please allow for extra time as you get to Emerson College and this performance of Lizzie Bright.
Adapted by Cheryl L. West
Based on the book by Gary D. Schmidt
Directed by Robert Colby
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.
Learn more about the play at the Emerson Stage blog.
Download the play’s Education Guide.
Semel Theater (Directions)
October 31–November 3, 2013
Friday, November 1: 7:30 pm
Saturday, November 2: 2:00 pm—Includes free post-show talkback about the history of Malaga Island with a Malaga family member and the curator of the Maine State Museum.
Saturday, November 2: 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 3: 2:00 pm—Includes free pre-show puppetry workshop with Puppet Showplace Theater and free post-show talkback with members of the cast and creative team.
Tickets: $12 General Audience, $8 Emerson Community and Children (under 16)
Thursday, October 31: 10:00 am — SOLD OUT
Friday, November 1: 10:00 am — SOLD OUT
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|Scenic Designer||Orrin Whalen|
|Costume Designer||Haley Vigil|
|Lighting Designer||Sean Pieroth|
|Sound Designer||Katie Williams|
|Education Director||Sarah Beth (Bee) Weinberg|
|Stage Manager||Marian Jackson|
|Lizzie Bright Griffin||Ciera-Dawn Washington|
|Turner Buckminster||Danny Irwin|
|Mrs. Cobb||Stephanie Couturier|
|Reverend Buckminster||Cesar Muñoz|
|Reverend Griffin||Devin Holloway|
|Willis Hurd||Alex Neher|
|Deacon Hurd||Reyn Beeler|