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THRU Hike - Earth Day Presentation

Video Presentation and Partial Reading of a New Play by Punctuate4 Productions with Talkback
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ABOUT PUNCTUATE4 PRODUCTIONS

Telling Stories That Matter 

Punctuate4 Production’s mission is to create a place where theater, conversations, and ideas come together to tell stories that matter. Our vision is to contribute to a world where diverse ideas and conversations are shared, respected, and valued. Our team of producers brings a depth and breadth of experience with decades spent in theater, nationally as well as internationally. They combine this passion with expertise in writing, design, branding, marketing, leadership, consulting, fundraising, and development of new works. On stage, in film, and behind the scenes, our team brings expertise and an innovative spirit to every production.

Date:   Monday, April 22, 2024

Time:   7:00 PM; Doors & Bar 6:30 PM

Tickets:  $10 Advance | $15 at the Door

Venue:  Larcom Theatre, 13 Wallis St., Beverly, MA

Ever dreamed of hiking the Appalachian Trail? Join Erin Burke-Moran, formerly of the band Caspian, and his wife Adrienne as they share their journey to get closer to nature and, in the process, rediscover themselves. Through songs and stories, Erin and Adrienne will narrate their transformative experience on the trail, brought to life in THRU HIKE, a new play with original music based on this life changing journey created by Punctuate4 artist-in-residence Michael Cormier.

 

Protecting and valuing our planet is important for everyone. This Earth Day, April 22, be among the first to hear Erin and Adrienne tell their story and read scenes from this new musical adventure. Following the video presentation and partial reading there will be a talkback with Adrienne, Erin, and Michael Cormier as the moderator. 

Join us in making this project a reality!  

 

Event Duration: Approximately one hour.  All Ages.

Erin, having performed over 800 shows across 40+ countries as a guitarist for Caspian, along with Adrienne, is thrilled to collaborate with Michael and Punctuate4 to share their story onstage in Beverly. This project is deeply rooted in the Beverly community, with Caspian's founding in Beverly in 2003, Punctuate4 being Beverly-based, and the invaluable support of Donnie and Lisa Crowell from the Larcom Theatre in Downtown Beverly, as well as the generous backing of the Beverly Cultural Council.

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ABOUT THE TEAM

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Playwright Michael Cormier earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Northeastern University, majoring in Political Science and minoring in History. He went on to earn a Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers University. A copywriter and ghostwriter by trade, he has written everything from campaign speeches to full-length biographies. He has also published short stories and two novels, Sumner Island (2010) and Convention (2013), and co-written two other books. 

 

Erin Burke-Moran became a musician the moment he picked up a guitar. Over the years, he has taught hundreds of students and performed with a rock band, Caspian, all over the world. He welcomes an open road and a detour, like thruhiking the AT. Lately, Erin enjoys music composition, performing classical guitar, audio engineering, teaching guitar, and being a vanlife road-dad who goes where the wind takes him.

Adrienne Burke-Moran is highly experienced in emerging technologies, having grown several data and AI startups. Prioritizing sabbaticals alongside career has allowed her to live a life of adventure. She has enjoyed immersing herself in nature and diverse cultures through long-distance traveling while backpacking, thruhiking, and over-landing across thousands of miles. Adrienne adores being a mother to a four-year-old and living simply while shooting for the stars.

 

Director Myriam Cyr and Beverly resident, is an award-winning director, author, and actress who has performed around the world. As Punctuate4 Artistic Director, Cyr produced, wrote, and directed award-winning play, Saltonstall’s Trial that was mounted at the Larcom Theatre in 2019.

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