Cabaret Presents Eastbound, a Staged Reading

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Wednesday / December 6, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
United States
A scene from a staged reading of <i>Eastbound</i>
A scene from a staged reading of <i>Eastbound</i>
Image courtesy of the artists
Image courtesy of the artists

Cabaret is a night dedicated solely to Broadway, cabaret, and new musicals that displays the talent of students who have an interest in musical theater. On this night, Cabaret presents a staged reading of Act One from Eastbound, a new musical written by Berklee alumni.

Eastbound follows Asian twin brothers Calvin and Yun, who were separated at birth. Calvin grows up as an adopted Asian American in New York City while Yun spends his formative years in China. Calvin, having recently been diagnosed with cancer, decides to travel to China in search of his biological family. Yun, in an effort to escape the pressures of societal expectations in China, travels to America, where he can fully live as himself.

Their individual quests for survival and acceptance eventually lead them to each other. The piece explores how different cultures deal with loss, sexuality, family, and disease.