Burning the Barn first premiered July 14th in the Plaza Black Box Theater at the Boston Center for the Arts. Written by Bea Wissel. Directed by James Peter Sotis.
VTG’s production of Burning the Barn and playwright Bea Wissel were nominated for an IRNE award in the Best New Play (small theatre) category.
Burning the Barn recounts the trials of Lexi, who tries to pick up the pieces of her life after a devastating fire destroys the refurbished barn she calls home. When a storm leaves her stranded in what’s left of the home with her estranged sister, her cheating husband, and two strangers, Lexi must come to terms with the people she loves most.
Rachel Katherine Alexander as Lexi
Mali MacConnell as Starla
Tyler Strickland as Frank
Evan Murphy as Ravi
Joseph Frangieh as Leonard
With set design by Josh Friedensohn. Assistant direction by Zach Winston. Kelly Gallagher as stage manager.
More production photos on Facebook: ‘Burning the Barn’ Production Photos
- As featured in BU Today: ‘Burning the Barn’ Spotlights BU Talent
- Interview with playwright Bea Wissel via the South End News: Life is a Learning Process
- IRNE Nomination, Best New Play (small theatre): 2011 IRNE Nominations
- IRNE Coverage, Cincinatti.com: Local playwright Wissel surprised by nomination