Boston Theater Company and the Boch Center presented the world premiere of Finish Line: A Documentary Play About the 2013 Boston Marathon at the Boch Center Shubert Theatre from March 15-26. Our own Joey Frangieh directed from a script co-created with Lisa Rafferty. Finish Line was supported by Highland Street Foundation, Cummings Foundation & The Boston Foundation.
Finish Line brought a local story of recovery, resilience, and determination center stage. Through a transcript created verbatim from dozens of interviews, Finish Line used powerful firsthand accounts to show how a community came together to heal and grow stronger after a tragic act of violence. The documentary style production featured interviews from survivors, runners, doctors, police officers, journalists, clergy, students, and many others. Notable interviewees who contributed their stories include Boston Police Commissioner William Evans, news anchor Maria Stephanos, Life is Good founder John Jacobs, Massachusetts General Hospital trauma surgeon Dr. David R. King, 1976 Marathon winner Jack Fultz, and Boston Globe photographer John Tlumacki.
We are proud to say that $3.00 of every Finish Line ticket sold was donated to support the Martin Richard Foundation and Martin's Park.
Through a first-of-its-kind partnership, NBC Boston and NECN aired both a 30-minute special on the making of Finish Line (March 3 at 7:30PM on NBC Boston and March 5 at 11:30AM on NECN) and a 60-minute preview of the production itself (March 11 at 7PM on NBC Boston and March 12 at 8PM on NECN)