On April 15, 2013, two pressure cookers packed with explosives were detonated by a pair of terrorists on Boston’s Boylston Street near the finish line of that year's Boston Marathon. Three people watching the final moments of the race were killed and 264 others were wounded.
Finish Line: A Documentary Play about the incident will be presented by Citi Performing Arts Center in association with Boston Theater Company at the Citi Shubert Theatre March 14-26, 2017. The play hosted 16 sold-out workshop performances in April and will now launch a refreshed and reconfigured production at the Shubert, located just a few blocks from the site of the atrocity.
Directed by Boston Theater Company artistic director Joey Frangieh, Finish Line is described in production notes as “a story of recovery, resilience, and determination that focuses on how a community came together to heal and grow stronger, rather than on the act of violence itself. The script is created verbatim from dozens of interviews.”
Among those interviewed for the play by co-authors Joey Frangieh and Lisa Rafferty were survivors, runners, doctors, police officers, journalists, clergy, students and many others. Notable interviewees who contributed their stories include Police Commissioner William Evans, news anchor Maria Stephanos, Life is Good founder John Jacobs, Boston Strong co-author Dave Wedge, 1976 Marathon winner Jack Fultz and Boston Globe photographer John Tlumacki.
The Shubert is located at 265 Tremont, Boston. Citi Cardmembers can purchase tickets starting September 9 at 10 AM ET at citicenter.org. To purchase with your Citicard, click the Citi button.