WCLOC Theater Company presents The Niceties

Date: June 18, 2021 - June 20, 2021 at 8:00 pm and 2:00 pm
  • Jean McDonough Arts Center, BrickBox Theater
  • 20b Franklin Street
  • Worcester, MA
  • 508-413-5622
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Presented By: WCLOC Theater Company

WCLOC Theater Company is bringing back live, in-person theater!

The Niceties

Four performances only!

June 18-19 at 8:00 pm, June 19-20 at 2:00 pm

Performed at Worcester's BrickBox Theater, 20 Franklin Street, Worcester, MA

This June 18-20, WCLOC will be producing Eleanor Burgess' The Niceties in partnership with the Worcester Black History Project and the Worcester Historical Museum.

Audiences will be of limited capacity (as set by the government) and socially distanced with masks required for audience, staff, and crew.

Ideal precautions will be taken for audience members including: contact tracing, professional cleaning in between performances, and use of an exemplary HVAC system (CDC-compliant MERV 13 filters) at the Jean McDonough Arts Center's BrickBox, Worcester's newest theater space.

For those who are unable to attend in person, The Niceties will be available to stream at home, during the weekend of production, with the purchase of an online ticket.

About The Niceties

At an elite East Coast university, an ambitious young black student and her esteemed white professor meet to discuss a paper the college junior is writing about the American Revolution. They’re both liberal. They’re both women. They’re both brilliant. But very quickly, discussions of grammar and Google turn to race and reputation, and before they know it, they’re in dangerous territory neither of them had foreseen – and facing stunning implications that can’t be undone.

Written with powerful truth and humor by Eleanor Burgess. The Washington Post hailed this deeply resonant work as “a barnburner of a play,” adding that it’s “one of the best plays I’ve seen about who gets to tell the story of America, and how.

The Niceties features Martha Hultgren and Elizabeth Hylton. Directed by Eric Butler, stage managed by Alexis Prosser, and produced by Chuck Grigaitis and Christine Seger. With designs by Ed Savage (sets), Emily McCourt (lighting), Tom Powers (sound), and Jo Ann Savage (costumes).

This production is supported by the Worcester Arts Council and Massachusetts Cultural Council.​​

Make a Night of It!

The Worcester BrickBox is part of Worcester's growing theatre district and exciting renaissance. The JMAC is a program of the Worcester Cultural Coalition and is operated in partnership with the Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts.

Before or after the show have lunch, dinner or drinks at one of the neighborhood's fantastic restaurants (e.g. Worcester Beer Garden, Addie Lee's Soul Food, Chashu Ramen + Izakaya, 110 Grill, Shawarma Palace, and many more!) - all with within a stone's throw of the theater.

Street parking is available, as well as at the Worcester Common GarageFederal Plaza Garage and the Worcester Library parking lot.


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