Boston, MA (March 16, 2017) – The Boch Center announced today that starting Friday, March 17, 2017, it will offer a limited number of “pay what your heart feels” tickets for all upcoming performances of Finish Line: A Documentary Play About the 2013 Boston Marathon—running NOW through March 26, 2017 at the Shubert Theatre.
“Finish Line tells the important stories of those individuals who were impacted by the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings—it’s a story about our resilient community that we hope everyone will be able to experience,” said Josiah A. Spaulding, President & CEO of the Boch Center. “After cancelling our school performance earlier this week because of the blizzard, we realized hundreds of young people would miss seeing this important play. But thanks to the generous support from an anonymous donor that was matched by Paul and Sandra Montrone, we are extremely proud to announce that we will be offering a limited number of ‘pay what your heart feels’ tickets to make this show available to many more people for the remainder of the run.”
For all Finish Line performances scheduled from Friday, March 17 – Sunday, March 26, 2017, a select number of tickets will be reserved for day of, in person box office purchases where members of the community will be able to simply “pay what your heart feels”. The minimum contribution for each ticket is $3.00, which will be donated to the Martin Richard Foundation and Martin’s Park. Tickets will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Tickets are available on the day of the performance at the Boch Center Box Office, open Tuesday-Saturday from 10:00AM – 6:00PM, and two hours prior to each performance at the Shubert Theatre Box Office.
“This special live stage documentary production is an uplifting story about Boston, and we want to make sure everyone in the Boston community gets to experience it. ‘Pay what your heart feels’ is a rare opportunity for that to happen, and we hope people will take advantage of it! If it speaks to their hearts and souls, we hope they will show their support by making a donation to both Finish Line and Martin’s Park. But ultimately, this is Boston’s story and it should be shared with the community that shaped it,” added Spaulding.
Directed by Joey Frangieh, Finish Line brings a local story of recovery, resilience, and determination center stage. Through a transcript created verbatim from dozens of interviews, Finish Line uses powerful firsthand accounts to show how a community came together to heal and grow stronger after a tragic act of violence. Co-created by Frangieh and Lisa Rafferty, the documentary style production features interviews from Liz Norden, mother of two sons injured in the bombings, WCVB news anchor Maria Stephanos, Massachusetts General Hospital trauma surgeon Dr. David R. King, Boston Police Commissioner William Evans, 1976 Marathon winner Jack Fultz, and Boston Globe photographer John Tlumacki, among many others.
Finish Line is generously supported by Highland Street Foundation, Cummings Foundation, The Boston Foundation, the Boch Family, Polar Beverages, the Walter Suskind Memorial Fund, Spaulding Rehabilitation Network, WBTS-TV, NECN, WCVB Channel 5, the Boston Globe, KISS 108, Mix 104.1, WBZ NewsRadio 1030, Overdrive, and CMT Media. $3.00 of every ticket sold will be donated to support the Martin Richard Foundation and Martin’s Park.
WHAT: Finish Line: A Documentary Play About the 2013 Boston Marathon
WHEN: NOW through March 26, 2017
WHERE: Boch Center Shubert Theatre
TICKETS: $47.50 – $57.50 *Ticket prices inclusive of $3.00 facility fee
About the Boch Center – The Boch Center is one of the nation’s leading nonprofit performing arts institutions and a guardian of the historic Wang and Shubert Theatres. As New England’s largest cultural venue, the Boch Center is home to theater, classical and popular music, dance, comedy, opera, Broadway musicals, family entertainment, and more.
Located in Boston’s historic Theater District, the Boch Center also offers a diverse mix of educational and community outreach initiatives, including the City Spotlights Leadership Program and ArtWeek Boston; collaborates with artists and local nonprofit arts organizations; preserves historic venues; and acts as a champion for Greater Boston’s arts and cultural community. Learn more at bochcenter.org.
About Boston Theater Company – Boston Theater Company is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to celebrating and exploring language in theater, creating modern innovative productions and educational outreach for our city. Operating outside of a traditional season model, we take the time to craft each year individually with our project-based programming, striving for higher production values over quantity of projects and grounding ourselves in a firm belief in the importance of the story we’re telling. In all of our projects, we hope to honor and explore the beauty of language and the necessity of theatre as a tool for telling and preserving stories. Comprised of young Boston-based artists who are passionate about collaboration, hard work, and taking risks, we work to use our resources and skills to create new art and produce classical work in fresh ways, while developing future artists with our expansive education program. As we continue to find our voice and evolve as a company, we invite you to view us, educate with us, and join us in bringing important stories to the stage. For more information, visit www.BostonTheater.org