Richard III

February 10, 2018
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Play (1592)
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Robert Walsh
Actors’ Shakespeare Project
Swedenborg Chapel
50 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA
February 7 – March 11, 2018

An intensely and intimately evocative rendition of the tragedy about the ultimate narcissist.

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Hype Man:
A Break Beat Play

February 8, 2018
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by Idris Goodwin
Directed by Shawn LaCount
CompanyOne Theatre
Boston Center for the Arts
South End, Boston
January 26 – February 24, 2018

A terrifically edgy, interesting portrayal of a hip-hop ensemble in crisis, filled with issues about race, class, sex, professional success, compromise and integrity.

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Lonely Planet

February 5, 2018
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Play (1994)
by Steven Dietz
Directed by Jim Petosa
New Repertory Theatre
Co-produced with Boston Center for American Performance
Arsenal Center for the Arts
February 3 – March 4, 2018

Set during the height of the AIDS crisis, a treatment of isolation, discovered friendship, and the threat of loss.

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Bad Dates

February 4, 2018
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Play (2003)
by Theresa Rebeck
Directed by Jessica Stone
Huntington Theatre Company
Boston Univerity Theater
Symphony Hall area, Boston
January 26 – February 25, 2018
With Haneefah Wood

A spunky and funny one-woman play about middle-aged hopes and disappointments in love.

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Death And The Maiden

February 1, 2018
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Play (1990)
by Ariel Dorfman
Directed by Steven Maler
Commonwealth Shakespeare Company
Babson College
Wellesley, MA
January 30 – February 11, 2018

An intimately intense production of the drama about a woman in an unspecified Latin American country who identifies the perpetrator of violence against her during her political imprisonment years before and takes him to task for it.

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Hear Word! Naija Woman Talk True

January 30, 2018
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Play / Performance
Directed by Ifeoma Fafunwa
American Repertory Theater
Loeb Drama Center
Harvard University
January 26 – February 11, 2018

A moving dramatized account, by a group of Nigerian women, of sexism, assault and repression.

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Winter Panto 2018:
20000 Leagues Under The Sea

January 29, 2018
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Presented by Imaginary Beasts
Story by Matthew Woods
Written by the Ensemble
Charlestown Working Theater
Charlestown, MA
January 13 – February 4, 2018

A terrific romp through a wild world inspired, but not bound, by the famous Jules Verne tale, full of hysterical antics and lots of audience engagement, done in the fantastical and histrionic style of the British holiday panto(mime).

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Shakespeare in Love

January 26, 2018
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Based on the screenplay by Marc Norman & Tom Stoppard
Adapted for the stage by Lee Hall
Directed by Scott Edmiston
Speakeasy Stage Company
Boston Center for the Arts
South End, Boston
January 12 – February 10, 2018

A sweet, and slightly varied, adaptation of the celebrated film.

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