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You Better Sit Down - storytelling and theater

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You Better Sit Down - storytelling and theater

Time: October 25, 2011 at 7pm to October 30, 2011 at 9pm
Location: Paramount Theater
Street: 559 Washington Street
City/Town: Boston, MA 02111
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Phone: # 617.824.8400
Event Type: storytelling, and, theater
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Latest Activity: Oct 24, 2011

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You Better Sit Down : Tales From My Parents' Divorce

Paramount Center
559 Washington Street Boston, MA 02111

You Better Sit Down is a hysterical account of marriage and divorce, based on The Civilians artists’ interviews with their sardonic, candid, and lovable parents. Four actors—each playing his or her own parents—are conduits of their parents’ stories and, sometimes inadvertently, of their own experiences of family division. At ArtsEmerson, a coda will be added featuring young artists from Emerson College.


Oct 25 - Oct 30, 2011

Tue, Oct 25: 7:00pm
Wed, Oct 26: 7:30pm
Thu, Oct 27: 7:30pm
Fri, Oct 28: 8:00pm
Sat, Oct 29: 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sun, Oct 30: 2:00pm


Show Type: Comedy

Box Office: 617-824-8000


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therapist told me to buy you a punching bag because I said, ‘what can I do to help my kids’ and she said, ‘go buy a punching bag.’”
This playfully clever theatre company that brought us In the Footprint: The Battle Over Atlantic Yards last January has toured extensively with presentations in over 40 cities nationally and internationally. The Civilians has also received Lucille Lortel, Drama Desk and Drama Guild nominations.


Directed by Jennifer R. Morris and Robbie Collier Sublett Performed by the young artists of Emerson College:

Assistant Director: Marla deMatos
Writing Assistant: Lauren Rae Matthias

Anna Baker
Maria Hinojos
Mary House
Dylan Manderlink
Kevin Roland
Curran Russell
Rebecca Schneebaum
Matt Tolf
Andrea Tzetkov
Fernanda Vazquez

Stage Manager: Jason Pacella
1st Assistant Stage Manager: Fatimah Mateen
2nd Assistant Stage Manager: Sean Swords

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Grand Prize for South Shore Grand Slam Story Slam generously donated by Nicolette Heavey and Stories In The Streets (A Maine Get Away)

Stories in the Streets in an outreach literacy program that focuses on families in at-risk areas and fosters community engagement in storytelling by: 1) Creating opportunities for public storytelling wherever families gather — a farmer’s market, laundromat, or food line; and, 2) Offering storytelling workshops that raise family engagement in literacy, cultural awareness and community understanding.  The program is currently active in Lawrence, Brockton and Randolph.


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