Florence Foster Jenkins

August 12, 2016
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Film (2016)
Directed by Stephen Frears
Screenplay by Nicholas Martin
With Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant

A hilarious and remarkably touching comedy based in fact, about a society lady who, in the 1940s, thought she could sing though she couldn’t, but made courageous though vain attempts to prove she could.

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Anthropoid

August 12, 2016
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Film (2016)
Directed by Sean Ellis
Screenplay by Sean Ellis and
Anthony Frewin

Based in fact, a dramatization of the plan, in the early 1940s, by Czech freedom fighters to assassinate Reinhard Heydrich, a high ranking Nazi dubbed The Butcher of Prague.

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Dog Paddle

August 4, 2016
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Play
by Reto Finger
Translated by Lily Sykes
Directed by Guy Ben-Aharon
Bridge Repertory Theater
Studio Theater at
Central Square Theater
Central Square, Cambridge, MA
United States Premiere
August 4-20, 2016

A beautifully directed and acted morsel of absurdist drama with a millennial twist.

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Love’s Labour’s Lost

August 2, 2016
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Play (1597)
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Steven Maler
Commonwealth Shakespeare Company
Boston Common, Boston
July 20 – August 7, 2016

A terrific and very fun production of Shakespeare’s early comedy, very high on language play and relatively low on plot.

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Cuisine & Confessions

July 13, 2016
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Circus, Performance
Creation and staging by
Shana Carroll and
Sebastien Soldevila
Les 7 Doigts de la Main
(The 7 Fingers)

in conjunction with ArtsEmerson
Cutler Majestic Theater
Theater District, Boston
July 12 – August 7, 2016

The small, imaginative, Montreal-based circus is back with some great moments stitched together loosely with a theme based on cooking.

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Twelfth Night

July 2, 2016
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Play (1602)
by William Shakespeare
The Nora Theatre Company
in association with Bedlam
Central Square Theater
Central Square, Cambridge, MA
June 9 – July 10, 2016

The more informal, less abstract, and easier to access of Bedlam’s two improvisational takes on Shakespeare’s early comedic classic running in alternation in Central Square.

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Show Boat

July 1, 2016
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Musical (1927)
Music by Jerome Kern
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Directed by Meg Fofonoff and
Stacey Stephens
Fiddlehead Theatre Company
Shubert Theater / Citi Performing Arts Center
Theater District, Boston
June 22 – July 3, 2016

A superlative production of the early twentieth century classic about life and love among riverboat entertainers.

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What You Will

June 30, 2016
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Play (1602)
by William Shakespeare
The Nora Theatre Company
in association with Bedlam
Central Square Theater
Central Square, Cambridge, MA
June 10 – July 9, 2016

An interestingly abstract, though somewhat demanding, interpretation of the comedy otherwise known as Twelfth Night.

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