Reflections of a Rock Lobster 2013
“Bravo to the Boston Children’s Theatre for using the power of the performing arts to illuminate the struggles and beauty of the LGBT community. You guys are inspiring!”— Gavin Creel, Tony-nominated Broadway actor
"Aaron Fricke’s insights and Burgess Clark’s admirable play are teaching invaluable lessons about respect and understanding that should be required curricula everywhere."— The Bay State Banner
Returning this year is the Elliot Award nominated production of Reflections of a Rock Lobster. This profoundly inspirational and critically acclaimed play was first produced in BCT’s 2011-2012 season, and BCT wanted to give the public another opportunity to experience this tremendous production.
The recipient of an Elliot Norton nomination for Outstanding New Script, Reflections of a Rock Lobster is based on a true story of a 17 year-old gay student from Cumberland, Rhode Island who sued his high school in 1980 for the right to escort his boyfriend to his high school prom. Adapted by Burgess Clark from the autobiographical book by Aaron Fricke, the play makes a powerful statement about bullying, intolerance and hope.
BCT is extremely proud to have been the first children’s theatre to address these often sensitive subjects on our mainstage. With this production, BCT hopes to continue to enlighten new audiences with positive messages about tolerance and acceptance.
Parental discretion is advised.
Approximate Running Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes with one intermission.
For more information about Reflections of a Rock Lobster including photos, reviews, and video, visit www.bostonchildrenstheatre.org/season/rocklobster.
Boston Children's Theatre is thankful for the generous support of its lead sponsor BNY Mellon and presenting partners Greater Boston PFLAG and the Massachusetts Commission on GLBT Youth.