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Erin Lerch on Pinch Point, Playwriting, and... Penguins?

Playwright Erin Lerch took a break from exploring Antarctica and befriending penguins to talk about finding hope in the post-apocalyptic world of their new play Pinch Point.

Join us for the FREE public reading of Pinch Point Tuesday, March 21 at 7:30pm at the Mosesian Center for the Arts.

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Mark your calendar to join us for a free new play reading!

Since last fall, the Earthlings have been busy in secret, developing a new play called Pinch Point with playwright Erin Lerch.

We first met Erin when we produced their 10-minute play Random Access Memory in the 2020 Boston Theater Marathon: Special Zoom Edition, and have been avid fans of their work ever since. When director Josh Glenn-Kayden (of our pandemic-canceled June 2020 premier of Amy Berryman's Walden) reached out to us about working with Erin on Pinch Point, it was clear this was the perfect collaboration to lean in to our apocalyptic tendencies while stepping out into the sunlight.

Join us Tuesday, March 21st, 7:30 PM at the Mosesian Center for the Arts for the FREE first public reading of Pinch Point!

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Postponed: 7 Rooms Reprise

Our 7 Rooms playwrights, directors, actors, and other collaborators brought an important issue to our attention. In our haste to make 7 Rooms: the Masque of the Red Death available to audiences again, we had made some mistakes. We were so excited to broadcast this reprise for Halloween that we did not take the time to make sure that all our collaborators were involved and empowered around the re-use of their work.

There is very little norm or precedent for virtual theatre; we are all creating new rules as we learn to navigate this new medium, and Flat Earth Theatre is trying to do so in an equitable way. Over the past week, we have been in conversation with our collaborators and seeking a path forward, but have come to the difficult realization that it is not possible to re-broadcast this show this October in a way that is fair and comfortable for our full team.

We will therefore be indefinitely postponing the 7 Rooms reprise.

As the theatre-making landscape changes, both virtually and live on stages, we want to help establish new norms for the theatre community and for ourselves. We are endlessly grateful to be part of a circle of collaborators that so emphasizes equity, inclusion, and respect for artists. We are grateful to have had the opportunity to learn from our collaborators as we continue to clarify our values as a company, and we welcome and invite these conversations as we continue to grow as theatremakers.

The Masquerade begins July 28th

Your long-awaited invitation to Prospero's end-of-the-world party has finally arrived! We are proud to announce the dates for the masquerade, which will stream live July 28th through August 15th, 2021 over Zoom.

All tickets are Pay-What-You-Can and are available now on TicketLeap. 7 Rooms: The Masque of the Red Death is a limited-time engagement and will not be available once it closes, so don't miss your chance to experience the party to end all parties!

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7 Gifts for 7 Rooms of Prospero's Plague Palace

You are cordially invited to Prospero’s masquerade

Enter one of our seven decadent rooms, filled with everything for our masked revellers to weather out the end of the world in style. A lavish party needs supplies, entertainers, food, drink, and other merriment to delight our many guests and distract them from the horrors outside the gates...

And that’s where you come in!

Check out our new campaign to fund all seven rooms of 7 Rooms: The Masque of the Red Death.

Support Prospero's Plague Palace