Tales of a Fourth Grade Lesbo

Gina Young

March 11th - 26th, 2016
The Arsenal Center for the Arts

Tickets

  • Advance: $20
  • Door: $25
  • Student Rush: $10

Show Synopsis

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 early ‘90s pop culture, three storytellers navigate the wilderness of leopard-print leotards and Jane Fonda workout videos as they relive the awkwardness of early sexual awakenings.

The East Coast premier of Gina Young’s Tales of a Fourth Grade Lesbo thoughtfully – at times hilariously – captures the joy and the torment of adolescence that every kid who’s ever been uninvited from a slumber party knows all too well.

Tales of a Fourth Grade Lesbo is supported in part by a grant from the Watertown Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

When & Where

Show Dates

March 2016
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Venue

The Arsenal Center for the Arts
321 Arsenal Street
Watertown, MA
 

Media & Links

Program (920kB)

Electronic Press Kit (3644kB)

Cast Announcement

Meet the middle-schoolers of Tales of a Fourth Grade Lesbo

4th Grade Lesbo Blog

Sharing show pictures, personal stories, music videos, and other bits and pieces of 4th Grade nostalgia.

EDGE Boston Interview: Kathleen C. Lewis

"...the show is also very much about the growing pains that go along with the high stakes of middle school reality -- that almost everything seems epic, and permanent, and all consuming..."

Video: Cast Interviews

"Everyone else is feeling that way too, it's not just you, and that's so important to tell people." -Matt Arnold

Review: EDGE Boston

"Multi-layered, profusely creative, immensely charming, these are "Tales" that take you on a journey full of side-trips into places raw with hurt and ablaze with possibility." -Kilian Melloy

Review: Boston Broadway World

"There is ample opportunity for each of the actors to strut their stuff and demonstrate the important themes that Young clearly grasps." -Nancy Grossman

Review: Boston Arts Review

"Director Mariagrazia LaFauci’s cast is pleasing, with fine work all around, especially from Malari Martin, Alvarez and Lewis." -Beverly Creasey

Review: New England Theatre Geek

"Playwright Gina Young does a wonderful job of merging such heavy subject matter with great comedy to create a show that is unapologetically sexual and relatable." -Travis Manni

2016 ArtsImpulse Theatre Awards Nominees

• Nomination for Best Stage Management: Elizabeth Ramirez
Poster

Cast

Production Staff