Following a series of Boston Marathon portrayals-in-art — including "Boston," "Patriots Day," "Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing," and Jake Gyllenhaal’s "Stronger" — comes Boston Theater Company's "Finish Line: A Documentary Play About the 2013 Boston Marathon," a docu-play running through March 26 at the Boch Center Shubert Theatre.
Co-created in Boston by Joey Frangieh and Lisa Rafferty, the production draws on true-to-life interviews with survivors, runners, police officers, journalists and myriad others involved with the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings. The research is hard-hitting, and finds the poignancy it deserves on stage.
Interviewees recorded, and enacted verbatim in the production include Boston Police Commissioner William Evans, news anchor Maria Stephanos, Life is Good founder John Jacobs and many more.
Tickets were to start at $45, but late inclement weather threw a wrinkle in the production’s base fare. Josiah A. Spaulding, President & CEO of the Boch Center, explained in a statement:
“After cancelling our school performance earlier this week because of the blizzard, we realized hundreds of young people would miss seeing this important play,” Spaulding said. “But thanks to the generous support from an anonymous donor that was matched by Paul and Sandra Montrone, we are extremely proud to announce that we will be offering a limited number of ‘pay what your heart feels’ tickets to make this show available to many more people for the remainder of the run.”
The “pay what your heart feels” tickets will be available for a minimum of $3, and can be purchased on a first come, first serve basis the day of the performance. The Boch Center Box Office is open Tuesday-Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and the Shubert Theatre Box Office opens two hours prior to each performance.
If you go:
Through March 26
The Boch Center Shubert Theatre
265 Tremont St.