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MIT playwrights take part in Boston Theater Marathon

Associate Provost for the Arts Alan Brody and alumnus Vladimir Zelevinsky (S.B. 1994, S.M.) are two of 48 playwrights whose 10-minute plays will be staged in the fifth annual Boston Theater Marathon on Sunday, April 13 at the Boston Playwrights' Theatre (949 Commonwealth Ave).

Brody's "Eckstein and Sons" will be performed by Underground Railway Theatre, while MIT's theater arts section is presenting Zelevinsky's "And Then," performed by Jeffrey Barrett (S.B. 2002). Zelevinsky is a playwright in residence at the Theatre Cooperative in Somerville and is writing a play for their next mainstage season (performance in May 2004).

Performances begin at noon and continue until 10 p.m., followed by a "celebration of the day" at 10:30 p.m. with a cash bar, food, raffle and music. All-day passes are available for $25 until 4 p.m. on April 11 or $30 at the door. For more information, see

Alum's 'Amarelo' to play at UMass Dartmouth

Alumnus Paulo A. Pereira (S.B. 1995) also has a play going up. "Amarelo," about a woman from the Portuguese Azores Islands who moves to New Bedford and struggles to achieve her dreams, will be performed April 12-13 at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth's College of Visual and Performing Arts Theatre Space 153 (Old Westport Road, Dartmouth, Mass.). While the play had previously been produced in workshop productions in Michigan and off-off-Broadway in New York City, Pereira notes that this version is "especially poignant for me as it's finally being performed in front of its intended audience, the Azorean-American community." Admission is $5. For more information, call 508-990-7779.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on April 9, 2003.

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