Lettice and Lovage

May 29, 2016
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Play (1987)
by Peter Shaffer
Directed by Benny Sato Ambush
Gloucester Stage Company, Gloucester, MA
May 19 – June 11, 2016
With Lindsay Crouse, Marya Lowry

An exquisitely acted production of a funny and touching play putatively about a tour guide and her boss, but really about taking risks and opening to life.

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Mud Blue Sky

May 28, 2016
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Play (2016)
by Marisa Wegrzyn
Directed by
Bridget Kathleen O’Leary
Bridge Repertory Theater of Boston
Boston Center for The Arts
South End, Boston
May 15 – June 5, 2016

A beautifully acted comedy about three middle-aged female flight attendants congregating after work in an in-transit hotel room, and the young student who crosses paths with them.

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Peter And The Starcatcher

May 28, 2016
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Play with music (2011)
by Rick Elice
Based on the novel
Peter and the Starcatcher (2006)
by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
Music by Wayne Barker
Directed by Spiro Veloudos
Lyric Stage Company of Boston
Copley Square area, Boston
May 20 – June 26, 2016

A dramatized version of a prequel to Peter Pan, with music.

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Weiner

May 27, 2016
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Film (2016)
Documentary
Directed by Josh Kriegman and
Elyse Steinberg
Kendall Square Cinema
Cambridge, MA

A scrappy, strangely fun, documentary about political tragedy, tracing once rising star Anthony Weiner through his desperate mayoral campaign in 2013 in the wake of a sexting scandal which forced his resignation in 2011 from the U.S. Congress after serving six terms as a Representative from New York City.

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In The Body Of The World

May 19, 2016
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Play, Performance Piece (2016)
Written and performed by
Eve Ensler
Directed by Diane Paulus
American Repertory Theater
Loeb Theater, Harvard University,
Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA
May 10-29, 2016

A moving and evocative solo performance piece about illness, environmental disaster, human violence, and hope written and performed Eve Ensler, best known as the author of the highly successful and influential play The Vagina Monologues (1996).

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Dogfight

May 18, 2016
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Musical (2012)
Music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Book by Peter Duchan
Directed by Paul Daigneault
Speakeasy Stage Company
Boston Center for the Arts
South End, Boston
May 7 – June 5, 2016

A musical adaptation of the 1991 film of the same name about Marines about to go off to Vietnam in 1963 who engage in a heartless and hurtful stunt and a relationship which arises out of that.

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Freud’s Last Session

May 12, 2016
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Play (2009)
by Mark St. Germain
Directed by Jim Petosa
New Repertory Theater
Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown, MA
April 30 – May 22, 2016

A dramatization of a hypothetical encounter between Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis at the beginning of World War II and at the end of Freud’s life.

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The Merry Widow

May 4, 2016
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Opera (1905)
Music by Franz Lehár
Sung in German, English, French,
Italian, Russian and Serbian
with projected translations
Boston Lyric Opera
Citi Performing Arts Center/
Shubert Theatre
April 29 – May 8, 2016

A multilingual account of the popular operetta and waltzathon, reset a bit forward from the original to just before World War I.

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