Awake and Sing

November 21, 2014
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Play (1935)
by Clifford Odets
Directed by Melia Bensussen
Huntington Theatre Company
Boston University Theater
November 7 – December 7, 2014

A beautifully rendered production of the early Chekhovian outing by the twenty-five year old Odets.

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Awake: The Life of Yogananda

November 7, 2014
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Film (2014)
Directed by Paola di Florio,
Lisa Leeman
Apple Cinemas, Fresh Pond, Cambridge

A documentary about the life of the influential Indian yogi who came to the United States in the first part of the twentieth century and who wrote what was then, and still is, a highly popular autobiography.

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November 7, 2014
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Film (2014)
Directed by Christopher Nolan
Screenplay by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan
With Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Matt Damon, Michael Caine, Ellen Burstyn, John Lithgow, Bill Irwin

A very long space epic about the decline of civilization on the earth and a mission to explore new places to inhabit.

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The Boston Jewish Film Festival

November 5, 2014
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Boston Jewish Film Festival
Miscellaneous venues
in the Boston area
November 5 – 17, 2014

A wide ranging exposition of feature-length and short films on Jewish themes, extending from light to serious fare.

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Dear Elizabeth

October 31, 2014
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Play (2012)
by Sarah Ruhl
Directed by A. Nora Long
Lyric Stage Company
Boston, MA
October 17 – November 9, 2014

A superbly subtle two person play based on the letters of poets Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop, exquisitely acted.

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Bad Jews

October 30, 2014
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Play (2013)
by Joshua Harmon
Directed by Rebecca Bradshaw
Speakeasy Stage Company
Boston Center for the Arts
South End, Boston
October 24 – November 29, 2014

A beautifully written and directed play involving an hysterically funny give and take between three Jewish cousins and a non-Jewish girlfriend.

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The Magic Flute

October 23, 2014
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Opera (1791)
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Created by Isango Ensemble
Adapted and directed by
Mark Dornford-May
Music arranged by Pauline Malefane
and Mandisi Dyantyis
Presented by Eric Abraham and
Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theater
Boston, MA
October 21-26, 2014

Mozart with Marimba and a hint of Motown, a really energetic, fabulously fun take on the master’s late, great singspiel.

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A Disappearing Number

October 20, 2014
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Play (2007)
by Complicite
Originally conceived and directed by Simon McBurney
Devised by the original company
Directed by Elaine Vaan Hogue
Underground Railway Theater
Central Square Theater
Cambridge, MA
October 16 – November 16, 2014

An account of the relationship between the great early twentieth century mathematicians G.H.Hardy and Srinivasa Ramanujan interwoven with a contemporary love story featuring a woman mathematician.

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