Events on Friday, November 1, 2013
Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy
Nov120137:30 pm - 10:00 pmTufte Performance and Production Center
$8 for children, Emerson community; $12 general
Sponsored by Emerson Stage
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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.