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    Humble Boy

    Presented by at BCA Plaza Theatre

    April 9-May 2, 2009

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    Humble Boy

    Publick Theatre Boston returns to the familiar, eclectic worlds of English gardens, strained family relations, and quantum physics with the New England premiere of this award-winning comedy by Charlotte Jones. Felix Humble, theoretical physicist, has left Cambridge and his search for a unified "Theory of Everything" to attend his beekeeper father's funeral- and finds himself in the middle of a hornet's nest instead. His...

    Publick Theatre Boston returns to the familiar, eclectic worlds of English gardens, strained family relations, and quantum physics with the New England premiere of this award-winning comedy by Charlotte Jones. Felix Humble, theoretical physicist, has left Cambridge and his search for a unified "Theory of Everything" to attend his beekeeper father's funeral- and finds himself in the middle of a hornet's nest instead. His overbearing mother Flora has exiled the bees, and taken the boorish next-door neighbor as her lover. Add a mousey family friend, a dutiful gardener, and a visitor from his own romantic past, and like the bees, Felix bumbles to find order amid the chaos. Allusions to Shakespeare's Hamlet anchor this comedy, as it takes the lid off the gardens of British suburbia to explore the physics of attraction and family, and the complex struggle to be (but not to bee) in a constantly shifting universe.


    BCA Plaza Theatre

    527 Tremont Street
    Boston , MA 02118

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    Admission Info:
    Preview Performances $20 (April 9-12) Tickets $35 (Center) $32 (Sides) Saturday Matinees $32 ($5 Discounts for Students/Seniors, WGBH Members & Harvard/MIT Faculty- 10% off for BCA ArtPass Members & Huntington Theatre Subscribers)


    General Day and Time Info:
    Thursdays & Fridays @ 8pm
    Saturdays @ 3pm & 8pm
    Sundays @ 3pm

    Phone: 617-933-8600


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    • Event Name: Humble Boy
      4 out of 5 stars rating "Unique & intriguing"
      Review posted by: J.White from Lawrence,MA, Apr 27, 2009

      This is a smartly dialogued play with well developed characters who all have their not so well hidden personal issues and we both laugh and cringe at their angst. Well worth a night out on the town!

    • Event Name: Humble Boy
      4 out of 5 stars rating "No reason to be humble"
      Review posted by: Blogger, Thomas Garvey from Boston, MA, Apr 18, 2009

      *Blogger Review* "Humble Boy" doesn't quite deliver the exciting pay- off that its initial buzz promises, but an outstanding cast still puts it in the running for one of the year's best. Full... Expand

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