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LORENA: a Tabloid Epic

Presented by Boston Playwrights' Theatre at Boston Playwrights' Theatre, Boston MA

Oct 14 - 24 2021
LORENA: a Tabloid Epic

A fantastical examination of the media hailstorm surrounding Lorena Bobbitt

LORENA: a Tabloid Epic spins out of the media hailstorm surrounding Lorena Bobbitt, who became a sensation after she used a kitchen knife against her abusive husband in 1993. The tacky dystopia of American pop culture tumbles onto the stage in a series of funhouse vignettes that know no bounds, while The Playwright desperately tries to protect Lorena from the play which has clearly gotten out of her control.

A BU New Play Initiative production, produced by Boston Playwrights’ Theatre and the

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Adults ($35); BU Faculty/Staff ($25); Seniors-62+ ($25); Students with valid ID ($10)

Subscriptions Available: Playwrights’ Pass ($75)


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A post-show conversation with LORENA: a Tabloid Epic’s playwright, director, and other members of the creative team will follow the Oct. 16 performance.


Boston Playwrights' Theatre

949 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215


    • Wheelchair Access

COVID-19 Phased Reopening Details


Audiences will be required to wear masks and show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to attend performances. Up-to-the-minute information regarding performance schedules, COVID-19 protocols and ticketing can be found on the BPT website ( under Visit Us > COVID-19 Safety.

Face Masks Required: Yes
Social Distancing: Yes
Limited Capacity: Yes
Reservations Required: No
Proof of Vaccination Required: Yes
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