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Press & Reviews
“The Walking Plays remind us that Boston is our home: our imperfect, crowded, arrogant, entitled, gorgeous, supremely walkable home.”
“That’s part of the goal of “The Walking Plays,” to bring a new perspective to spaces many Bostonians have walked through time and time again… Walking along listening to these performances, audience members might also notice details they’ve never slowed down enough to see.”
“Creative writers often strive to take their audience on an adventure, but a new series of plays from the Lyric Stage Company of Boston will be taking that concept to a new level.”
“According to Lyric Stage’s artistic director Courtney O’Connor, this new audio series was created as a way to bring “a form of live theatre” to a public that hasn’t been able to experience it since theaters closed because of the Covid pandemic.”
“I relished the opportunity to physically connect with Boston after not setting foot in it for months,” said Lazarus. “Walking the route of my play was an adventure in itself-tuning into each sight and sound and finding the story in it.”
“While other theater companies tried to adapt plays for a Zoom setting, Lyric Stage, Boston’s oldest theater company, was reluctant to entertain audiences through a screen. Instead, Lyric hoped to entertain without adding screen time by encouraging audiences to step into the city.”
“Audience members are treated to a guided audio experience as they explore the heart of Boston on foot, providing a way for audiences to explore both the hidden gems and iconic landmarks of Boston and the joy of theatre beyond the stage.”
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“An innovative form of live theater [that] interweaves a live theatrical experience with immersion in a number of celebrated Boston landmarks”
“an on-the-ground perspective of Boston”