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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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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The Man Who Knew Infinity

April 29, 2016
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Film (2016)
Written and directed by Matt Brown
based on The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan (1992)
by Robert Kanigel
Kendall Square Cinema
Cambridge, MA
With Jeremy Irons, Dev Patel

A beautifully executed and moving biopic about the Indian mathematical genius S. Ramanujan, who wrote distinguished mathematician G.H. Hardy in 1913 from Madras, and wound up going to Cambridge, England and proving his mettle there.

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The School For Scandal

April 21, 2016
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Play (1777)
by Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Directed by Paula Plum
Adapted by Steven Barkhimer
Actors’ Shakespeare Project
Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center, Lechmere area, Cambridge
April 13 – May 8, 2016

An entertaining and well-directed rendering of the great eighteenth century farce about undermined and rediscovered relationships.

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April 17, 2016
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by Yasmina Reza
Directed by Daniel Bourque
Hub Theatre Company of Boston
First Church in Boston
Marlborough Street, Back Bay
April 8-23, 2016

A great, intimate, production of the modern classic about three middle-aged friends who come to blows over the purchase of an all-white painting.

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Oh, God

April 15, 2016
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Play (2008)
by Anat Gov
Directed by Guy Ben-Aharon
Israeli Stage
Arsenal Center for the Arts,
Watertown, MA
April 14-30, 2016
With Will Lyman, Maureen Keiller

A very funny and moving account of a psychotherapist’s therapeutic encounter with the Almighty.

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Can You Forgive Her?

April 6, 2016
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Play (2016)
by Gina Gionfriddo
Directed by Peter DuBois
Huntington Theater Company
Boston Center for the Arts, South End, Boston
March 25 – April 24, 2016

An hysterically funny and beautifully constructed play about an unexpected series of characters who show up at the house inherited by one of them from his recently deceased mother.

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