Productions

Season 11

Dead But Dreaming By A Month's Exploration of the Work of H.P. Lovecraft October 8th - 22nd, 2016

Following the success of our 2014 live radio drama Lovecraft’s Unnamable Tales, Flat Earth will unleash the Great Old Ones on Boston with two new H.P. Lovecraft–themed readings: Arkham Books and Lovecraft's…

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Silent Sky By Lauren Gunderson March 10th - 26th, 2017

At Harvard Observatory at the turn of the 20th century, Henrietta Leavitt joins a group of women tasked with charting the heavens without being allowed to touch a telescope. Despite restrictions placed…

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Fat Pig By Neil LaBute June 9th - 24th, 2017

Smart, sexy and fat, Helen lives in a world that judges her for her weight. Her new, conventionally thin, boyfriend Tom quickly becomes enamored with her despite the condemnation of his shallow, often…

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Season 10

Tales of a Fourth Grade Lesbo By Gina Young March 11th - 26th, 2016

There are rules in this universe: seventh graders always win dance competitions, lunch table divisions are absolute, and there is only one right way to wear a backpack. In a nostalgia-filled pastiche of…

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Blinders By Patrick Gabridge June 10th - 25th, 2016

The world is in awe of a scientific miracle: two genetically identical humans, unrelated but more twin than twins, exactly the same in every way! No one can tell them apart – except journalist Karen Sayer,…

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Season 9

Terra Nova By Ted Tally February 20th - 28th, 2015

Captain Robert Falcon Scott, famed English explorer, has driven his team to the bottom of the earth. Patriotism and confidence urge them achingly forward through nature's coldest, most inhospitable environment…

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The Farnsworth Invention By Aaron Sorkin June 12th - 27th, 2015

From screenwriter/playwright Aaron Sorkin, who brought us The West Wing and The Social Network, comes a whirlwind history of the controversial invention of the television. Philo Farnsworth,…

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Radium Girls By D.W. Gregory September 4th - 19th, 2015

Corporate greed turns devastating in Radium Girls, inspired by the true story of the factory workers of the U.S. Radium Corporation. Once considered a miracle cure and scientific marvel, by the…

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Season 8

What Once We Felt By Ann Marie Healy March 14th - 22nd, 2014

Flat Earth presents the New England premiere of Ann Marie Healy's What Once We Felt, a science-fiction exploration of the schisms in society and technology. One woman’s utopia is another’s dystopia…

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Reader By Ariel Dorfman June 13th - 21st, 2014

Daniel Lucas, the government’s top censor, is confronted with a manuscript that threatens to expose his darkest secrets. In his quest to uncover the story’s author, he finds that not only do its words…

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Pygmalion By George Bernard Shaw August 22nd - 30th, 2014

Overseen by a totalitarian police state, the people of London navigate the stations of the century-old Underground. Here, flower seller Eliza Doolittle meets the privileged Henry Higgins, a linguistic…

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Season 7

The Memorandum By Václav Havel January 11th - 19th, 2013

When the Managing Director receives an interoffice memo in Ptydepe, a language he has never seen before, he discovers that affairs in his Department are not entirely under his control. Communication in…

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Enigma Variations By Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt April 19th - 27th, 2013

Reclusive genius Abel Znorko fails to shoot an unwelcome intruder -- a journalist determined to interview him about his latest novel. But as Erik Larsen continues to force his way into Znorko’s solitude,…

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Rocket Man By Steven Dietz August 16th - 24th, 2013

Tired of waiting helplessly for traffic lights to change, Donny Rowan seeks the road not taken. He’s put his life up for sale on the front lawn, and scans the galaxy from his E-Z Boy recliner in the attic.…

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Season 6

Copenhagen By Michael Frayn January 6th - 14th, 2012

Two great physicists. One conversation. Infinite possible interpretations. In the fall of 1941, German atomic scientist Werner Heisenberg paid a visit to his mentor, Niels Bohr, "the father of modern…

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Pirate Lives! The Musical! By David Marino & Stephen Gilbane April 20th - 28th, 2012

Cultures clash when Captain Jonathan Emerald Sherry dubiously enlists Britain's bourgeois as crewmen aboard his once-feared–though unfortunately-named–pirate ship, The Coward. While the captain…

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The Pillowman By Martin McDonagh August 10th - 18th, 2012

In the confines of an interrogation room in a totalitarian regime, writer Katurian bears his responsibility to storytelling under the threat of pain and sacrifice. A resemblance between his most violent…

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Season 5

The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? By Edward Albee January 7th - 15th, 2011

When Martin, a distinguished and successful architect, is forced to confess a sordid affair to his family, the consequences could have the power to destroy his ideal life, and the lives of his wife and…

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The Underpants By Steve Martin April 1st - 9th, 2011

Steve Martin’s adaptation of a 1910 German farce by Sternheim follows the fate of Louise Maske after the startling day when her underpants fall off in public, taking a wry look at propriety, notoriety,…

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Bug By Tracy Letts July 29th - August 6th, 2011

In a seedy motel room on the outskirts of Oklahoma City, cocktail waitress Agnes invites an aloof Gulf War veteran, Peter, to spend the night. Peter identifies a hidden bug infestation in the room, and…

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Season 4

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) By Adam Long, Daniel Singer & Jess Winfield January 8th - 16th, 2010

Come marvel as three thespians condense the entirety of The Bard's works into a single evening. Cheer as the Tudor monarchs play football for the crown, salivate while Titus Andronicus hosts a cooking…

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On This Moon By Kevin Mullins April 16th - 24th, 2010

Living on a remote moon, Dr. Paulson seeks a better life for his daughter, Mary. To that end, he tasks his android servant, Ariel, with sabotaging a passing ship containing a potential suitor for Mary,…

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As Bees In Honey Drown By Douglas Carter Beane August 13th - 21st, 2010

Evan Wyler, a newly-renowned novelist, is taken under the wing of a jet-setting record producer, Alexa Vere de Vere, who hires him to write the story of her life. He is drawn into a whirlwind of limousines,…

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Season 3

R.U.R. By Karel Čapek January 23rd - 31st, 2009

Thanks to scientific breakthrough, almost all labor on earth is done by cheap, efficient robots made by the Rossum's Universal Robot company. When a young idealist, seeking to liberate the robots, visits…

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Twelve Angry Jurors By Sherman L. Sergel April 24th - February 5th, 2009

Adapted for the stage by Sherman L. Sergel and the basis for the 1957 Henry Fonda film 12 Angry Men, the play follows the jury's deliberations in a capital murder trial. A nineteen-year-old kid…

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Blood Relations By Sharon Pollock August 7th - 15th, 2009

 "Lizzie Borden took an axe..." begins the classic school yard rhyme that sets the stage for Pollock's award-winning historical drama.  In 1892, Andrew and Abigail Borden were brutally murdered in their…

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Season 2

No Exit By Jean-Paul Sartre February 28th - March 1st, 2008

Three recently deceased strangers find themselves trapped in a room together, each discovering an object of attraction in one of their roommates, and an eternal foe in the other. Together, they are forced…

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The Glass Menagerie By Tennessee Williams May 22nd - 24th, 2008

Tom Wingfield, a worker in a shoe warehouse who seeks escape at the movies, struggles to leave his mundane life behind but is hindered by his devotion to his disabled sister, Laura—who finds her escape…

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Durang One-Acts By Christopher Durang August 15th - 23rd, 2008

In Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You, the good Sister Mary, a Catholic school nun, delivers a lesson in religion and hilarity - as well as answering a few questions about herself -…

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Season 1

Joe By Kevin Mullins August 10th - 11th, 2006

Joe tells the chilling story of a man driven to the edge by mounting socio-economic tensions in the wake of his wife's death. In the not-so-distant future, conditions in the United States have…

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All In The Timing By David Ives August 23rd - 25th, 2007

All in the Timing is a collection of short plays by playwright David Ives from which Flat Earth will be performing three comedic scenes. Words, Words, Words explores the theory that three…

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Small Projects

The Sound of Cracking Bones By Suzanne Lebeau December 3rd, 2016

Much like countless children across the globe, Elikia and Joseph have been torn from their homes and families, pressed into service in a brutal civil war. This is the child soldiers’ testimonial: the story…

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Widows By Ariel Dorfman June 7th, 2014

In a community where the men have been disappeared by a fascist government not unlike the playwright's native Chile, an unidentifiable corpse turns up in the river. The tormented women who remain — grandmothers,…

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Lovecraft's Unnamable Tales By H.P. Lovecraft February 8th - 15th, 2014

Newly adapted by Flat Earth's A. Lehrmitt, Lovecraft's Unnamable Tales presents radio play variations of four of Lovecraft's short stories that exemplify the horror of something unknown. Set in…

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Citizens of the Empire By Kevin Mullins December 2nd, 2012

Eight hundred years in the future in a galaxy that looks vaguely familiar, a revolutionary, a robot union organizer, and the madam of a high-class space brothel are on the run from the law. Citizens…

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The Bomb By Kevin Mullins May 14th, 2010

As he lies in a Latin American city, dying of consumption, Rudolph Schnabelt confesses his involvement in the most notorious act in labor history, the bombing in Haymarket square. We hear about his coming…

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War of the Worlds (2009) By Orson Welles October 31st, 2009

Based on the novel by H.G. Wells, The War of the Worlds radio drama shocked the world when it first aired on October 30th, 1938. Many who tuned in late to Orson Welles's historic broadcast mistook…

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War of the Worlds (2008) By Orson Welles October 30th, 2008

The War of The Worlds, a chilling tale of alien invaders from Mars, caused mass panic during its original broadcast when latecomers to the program believed it to be an actual news bulletin. Flat…

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