Moonbox Productions presents the Tony Award-winning play TORCH SONG December 2-23

Winner of numerous IRNE and Elliot Norton Awards, Moonbox Productions presents Harvey Fierstein’s Tony Award-winning play Torch Song, directed by Allison Olivia Choat.

Torch Song, starring Peter Mill as Arnold Beckoff and Bobbie Steinbach as Ma Beckoff, opens December 2nd and runs through December 23rd at the BCA Calderwood Pavilion – Roberts Theater. Tickets are $65 standard/$55 senior and are available at https://cloud.broadwayworld.com/rec/ticketclick.cfm?fromlink=2204032®id=10&articlelink=https%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2FTorchSng?utm_source = Available BWW2022&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=article&utm_content=bottombuybutton1 or by calling 617-933-8600. Pay-What-You-Can tickets are available at the box office (box office fees may apply). (Press briefings are Friday, December 2 at 8 p.m., Saturday, December 3 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, December 4 at 3 p.m.)

Hilarious and heartbreaking, Torch Song follows Arnold Beckoff on his odyssey to find happiness in New York. All he wants is a husband, a child and a pair of bunny slippers that fit him, but a visit from his overbearing mother reminds him that he needs one more thing: respect. Join Arnold on this all-too-human journey about the families we were born into, the families we choose, and the struggles to bring them all home.

Torch Song cast includes Peter Mill* (Arnold Beckoff), Bobbie Steinbach* (Ma Beckoff), Cristhian Mancinas-Garcia (Ed Reiss), Janis Greim Hudson (Laurel), Jack Manning (Alan), Jack Mullen* (David) . , Sam Asa Brownstein (Swing – Alan & David), Anne Sablich (Swing – Ma Beckoff & Laurel).

“We are so excited to bring Torch Song back to the Boston stage,” said Allison Choat, the play’s director, Associate Artistic Director and founding partner of Moonbox. “It’s a beautiful snapshot of an incredibly distinctive time and place – the bustling streets and vibrant ‘scene’ of late 1970s New York. More importantly, however, it’s also a profound and timeless meditation on togetherness, relationships and chosen families that feels incredibly relevant to the world we navigate today,” said Choat.

At each show, Moonbox Productions partners with a local nonprofit to raise awareness of their cause, create connections within their community, and increase the reach and impact of their work. Moonbox will be collaborating with Greater Boston PFLAG to produce Torch Song.

Since 1978, Greater Boston PFLAG has been dedicated to supporting the LGBTQ+ community through education and advocacy. They proudly offer support services for family, friends, significant others and allies through more than 18 support groups (currently meeting virtually and in person), a hotline and a one-on-one program. They also offer LGBTQ+ educational training and workshops in a variety of settings including schools, places of worship, workplaces and community spaces. Every day they work to achieve their vision of a world where LGBTQ+ people are safe, supported, included and equal in their families, in their communities and in society.

For more information on Moonbox Productions upcoming production of Torch Song, please visit www.moonboxproductions.org.

Moonbox Productions was founded in 2011 by producer/artistic director Sharman Altshuler. Based in Harvard Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Moonbox is dedicated to supporting local arts and local artists and connecting communities with the nonprofits that serve them. To fulfill its artistic mission, Moonbox taps into the deepest source of talent in its own communities to bring the highest quality theatrical experiences to stages in the greater Boston area. To fulfill their social mission, they partner with a local non-profit organization for each show, giving them visibility on their website and promotional materials, giving them access to their audiences, raising awareness of their cause and making connections within the community and increase the reach and impact of their work.

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