The Threepenny Opera

March 16, 2018
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Play With Music (1928)
Music by Kurt Weill
Libretto by Bertolt Brecht
Boston Lyric Opera
Huntington Avenue Theatre
Symphony Hall area, Boston
March 16-25, 2018

A highly pantomimish staging, in English, of the darkly comic 1928 play with music by Brecht and Weill about low-life deceit, two-timing, and corruption based on John Gay’s eighteenth century ballad opera The Beggar’s Opera.

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Leaning Into The Wind –
Andy Goldsworthy

March 16, 2018
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Film (2018)
by Thomas Riedelsheimer
Kendall Square Cinema
Cambridge, MA

A portrait of the great contemporary environmental artist.

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Tanya Bartevyan, pianist:
Schubert, Schoenberg, Beethoven, Bach, Chopin, Schumann

March 10, 2018
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Tanya Bartevyan, piano
The Concord Free Public Library
Concord, MA
March 10, 2018, 8:00pm

A wide-ranging and lyrical account, replete with narrative, imagery and graceful lines.

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Ripe Frenzy

March 10, 2018
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Play (2018)
by Jennifer Barclay
Directed by
Bridget Kathleen O’Leary
New Repertory Theatre
Boston Univeristy
855 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
February 24 – March 11, 2018

Woven into the setting of a production of Our Town at a high school is the account of a student’s mother, her two friends, their children, and an awful attack from within.

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Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

March 2, 2018
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Film (2017)
Written and Directed by
Alexandra Dean
Kendall Square Cinema
Cambridge, MA

The surprising and fascinating account of the Hollywood star who was also an inventor of advanced radar technology.

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La Bohème

February 24, 2018
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Opera (1896)
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor: Marco Armiliato
Metropolitan Opera, Live in HD
New York, NY
Production Design: Franco Zeffirelli
With Sonya Yoncheva, Michael Fabiano

A very good rendition of the classic Zeffirelli production of the iconic opera, with a particularly eloquent Rodolfo.

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An Education In Prudence

February 17, 2018
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Play (2018)
by Stefan Lanfer
Inspired by the historical research of
Beth Miller
Directed by Pascale Florestal
Open Theatre Project
St. John’s Church
Jamaica Plain, Boston
February 9-24, 2018

A moving account of the attempt to create a racially integrated school in Connecticut in 1833.

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Black Panther

February 16, 2018
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Film (2018)
Directed by Ryan Coogler
Written by Ryan Coogler and
Joe Robert Cole
Based on Black Panther
by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby

A wonderfully entertaining mashup of tribal costumes, elegant and noble heroes, and superpowerful technologies set against the trials and challenges of the contemporary world.

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