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’Academy Fight Song’ features Emersonians

Craig Mathers

Associate Professor Craig Mathers of Performing Arts has a lead acting role in Academy Fight Song, which debuts at the Boston Center for the Arts on September 10.

Several Emersonians are involved in the premiere of the play Academy Fight Song, which debuts at the Boston Center for the Arts on Thursday, September 10.

Academy Fight Song posterAcademy Fight Song was written by Performing Arts faculty member Andrew Clarke, is directed by faculty member Joe Antoun, produced by Guy Ben-Aharon ’12, and features Associate Professor Craig Mathers in a leading acting role.

Members of the cast and crew include faculty member Richelle Devereaux-Murray ’00, Richard Brenner ’99, Chris Bocchiaro ’11, Tyler Catanella ’13, and Sean Pieroth ’15.

According to a description of the play on the Broadway World website, Academy Fight Song is about a college professor whose need for job security leads him to appear at an academic conference with a student who is living with his ex-wife. “The appearance goes catastrophically wrong and the promise of security proves to be nothing more than wind,” the description reads.

Produced by the theater company Centastage, Academy Fight Song runs September 10–26. Visit the Centastage website to purchase tickets.


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