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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Lettice and Lovage

May 29, 2016
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Play (1987)
by Peter Shaffer
Directed by Benny Sato Ambush
Gloucester Stage Company, Gloucester, MA
May 19 – June 11, 2016
With Lindsay Crouse, Marya Lowry

An exquisitely acted production of a funny and touching play putatively about a tour guide and her boss, but really about taking risks and opening to life.

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Mud Blue Sky

May 28, 2016
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Play (2016)
by Marisa Wegrzyn
Directed by
Bridget Kathleen O’Leary
Bridge Repertory Theater of Boston
Boston Center for The Arts
South End, Boston
May 15 – June 5, 2016

A beautifully acted comedy about three middle-aged female flight attendants congregating after work in an in-transit hotel room, and the young student who crosses paths with them.

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Peter And The Starcatcher

May 28, 2016
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Play with music (2011)
by Rick Elice
Based on the novel
Peter and the Starcatcher (2006)
by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
Music by Wayne Barker
Directed by Spiro Veloudos
Lyric Stage Company of Boston
Copley Square area, Boston
May 20 – June 26, 2016

A dramatized version of a prequel to Peter Pan, with music.

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Weiner

May 27, 2016
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Film (2016)
Documentary
Directed by Josh Kriegman and
Elyse Steinberg
Kendall Square Cinema
Cambridge, MA

A scrappy, strangely fun, documentary about political tragedy, tracing once rising star Anthony Weiner through his desperate mayoral campaign in 2013 in the wake of a sexting scandal which forced his resignation in 2011 from the U.S. Congress after serving six terms as a Representative from New York City.

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