If you hop on I-90 and head west about 5 miles, you come to a town where many college students have lived, called Allston. The locals aren't too happy that, because of the influx of coeds, their rent prices are rising, and the students hate being in such a hostile environment. This is where James Comtois sets the new Nosedive Productions presentation Allston playing at the Gene Frankel Theatre until its close Nov. 19. The production began Nov. 3. In Allston, four college roommates live in this "student ghetto" near Boston and become entangled in a domestic dispute with their immigrant neighbors. Tensions rise and relationships are tested in this play that the playwright describes, in a statement, "is ultimately about belonging, and struggling to belong in an unclaimed territory."
Pete Boisvert directs a cast that includes Christopher Bujold, Sharon Eisman, Mike Gilpin, Adam Heffernan, Rosa Luo, Lyndon Salas, Jim Ward, Jim Yue and Christopher Yustin. This marks the second production for Nosedive who produced Comtois' Monkeys as its first.