2008-2009

WPI’s M.W. Theatre Co. to Present 'Bower Bird aka Crazies in Love'

Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s (WPI) M.W. Repertory Theatre Co. will present the wonderfully wacky love story Bower Bird aka Crazies in Love at 8 p.m. Sept. 25-27 in WPI’s Little Theatre, located in Sanford Riley Hall. Tickets cost $5 for general admission, and are available at the door. Reservations may be made in the Campus Center, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22 to Friday, Sept. 26, or by email at bowerbirdtickets@wpi.edu.

What

Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s (WPI) M.W. Repertory Theatre Co. will present Bower Bird aka Crazies in Love, written by 2007 WPI graduate Shannon “Haz” Harrower.  Bower Bird follows the story of a comically backward-yet-straightforward romance, and the ride the couple’s poor, ever-exasperated therapists didn’t know they were signing up for.  This wonderfully wacky love story of a woman who falls for a man with OCD makes for fun-filled entertainment.

Who     

Approximately 30 WPI students are involved in this production by M.W. Repertory Co., which has presented plays at WPI since 1989. The play will be directed by students Joel Sutherland ’11 and produced by Cara Marcy ’09. M.W. Repertory Theatre Co. is one of several theatre groups at the university. Masque, VOX, Sunburns Theatre (summer theatre), and Student Comedy Productions (improvisational comedy troupes) bring the WPI community about eight productions a year. In addition, New Voices, begun in 1982, is the nation’s longest running annual festival of new plays written, directed, and performed by members of the WPI community.

When     

Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 25-27, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Where

Worcester Polytechnic Institute
The Little Theatre, Riley Hall
100 Institute Road
Worcester, Mass.

Note

Tickets cost $5 for general admission, and are available at the door. Reservations may be made in the Campus Center, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22 to Friday, Sept. 26, or by email at bowerbirdtickets@wpi.edu. Reservations must be claimed by 7:45 p.m. the night of the show.

September 22, 2008

Contact: Lorraine U. Martinelle, Public Relations Specialist, +1-508-831-6425, lurbans@wpi.edu Eileen Brangan Mell, Director of Public Relations, +1-508-831-6785, ebmell@wpi.edu