Up and Coming: Varekai

June 29, 2015
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Varekai: Tales of the Forest
Written and directed by
Dominic Champagne
Cirque du Soleil
Aggasis Arena, Boston University
925 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
July 15 – 19, 2015

Another seasoned installment in the great Cirque du Soleil pantheon, this time with “wandering” as the theme.

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Wrestling Angels:
Poetic Monologues

June 28, 2015
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Poems (2011)
by Freddy Frankel
Ibbetson Street Press
Somerville, MA

A collection of short poems based on Biblical and other noteworthy personalities related, in a very general way, to the Jewish experience.

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The Farnsworth Invention

June 25, 2015
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Play (2007)
by Aaron Sorkin
Directed by Sarah Gazdowicz
Flat Earth Theatre
Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown, MA
June 12 – 27, 2015

A tight, inventive, intimate production of Sorkin’s play about the largely uncredited inventor of television.

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Edith Can Shoot Things
And Hit Them

June 17, 2015
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Play (2011)
by A. Rey Pamatmat
Directed by Shawn LaCount
Company One Theatre
Boston Center For The Arts
South End, Boston
June 4 – June 27, 2015

A beautifully executed production of a wonderfully written coming of age story about young homosexuals, neglected children, and learned resiliency.

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Bloomsday 111

June 16, 2015
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June 16, 1904 is Bloomsday, the day on which James Joyce’s Ulysses takes place, and this is the 111th anniversary of it.

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Three Sisters

June 13, 2015
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Play (1901)
by Anton Chekhov
Translated by Paul Schmidt
Directed by Mara Rainer
Wellesley Summer Theatre
Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
May 21 – June 21, 2015

An intimately persuasive account of the Chekhov classic about three sisters, their companions, a regiment of soldiers, and everyone’s dashed hopes, set in a Russian village at the turn of the twentieth century.

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Madame Bovary

June 12, 2015
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Film (2014)
Directed by Sophie Barthes
Based on the novel
Madame Bovary (1856)
by Gustave Flaubert
West Newton Cinema,
Newton, MA
With Mia Wasikowska

A treatment of Flaubert’s celebrated nineteenth century novel about a passionate and self-destructive woman dissatisfied in her marriage to a country doctor.

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June 10, 2015
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Opera (1639)
It Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria
(The Return of Ulysses To His Homeland)

by Claudio Monteverdi
Libretto by Giacomo Badoaro
Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs, Musical Directors
Boston Early Music Festival
Boston University Theatre, Boston
June 10, 2015 at 7pm
June 12, 2015 at 7pm
Various locations around Boston
June 7-14, 2015

A finely wrought production of the early baroque composer’s opera about the long-delayed return, after the Trojan War, of Ulisse (Ulysses) to his home in Ithaca and to his faithful wife Penelope.

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