The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center will present a staged reading of Boundless on Thursday, May 24 at 7 p.m.

The event is a fundraiser for the Fishing Heritage Center. Proceeds will support the Center's educational programs. Boundless is a new play written by Alison Weller, with music by Peter Hodgson and Weller.

Created from interviews with Cape Cod fishermen, their families, and the organizations that keep them fishing, Boundless explores how local fishermen navigate the complexities of today's world.

The actors, musicians and playwright will also participate in a post-performance discussion.

Boundless premiered last fall at the Cape Rep Theater in Brewster. The Cape Cod Times called the piece "urgent, indigenous art." The play was funded in part with support from Mass Humanities.

The performance will take place at the New Bedford Whaling Museum, located at 18 Johnny Cake Hill, and features some new material not see in the Cape Rep Theater performances. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. A pre-performance reception for ticket holders will be held at the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center at 38 Bethel Street from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $25 for the general public, and $20 for members of the Center. Advance tickets may be purchased at the Center or online through Brown Paper Tickets. Tickets will also be available at the door. This performance is sponsored by BankFive and  supported in part by the New Bedford Whaling Museum.
 
The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center is dedicated to telling the story of the fishing industry past, present and future through exhibits, programs, and archives. For more information, contact the Center at (508) 993-8894 or programs@fishingheritagecenter.org.

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