Bank Job

June 6, 2017
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Play
by John Kolvenbach
A New England Premiere
Directed by Robert Walsh
Gloucester Stage Company
Gloucester, MA
May 19 – June 10, 2017

An intricate farce involving a misconceived bank heist and foils and expectations by children and other relations.

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

May 18, 2017
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Play (1595)
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Patrick Swanson
Actors’ Shakespeare Project
Multicultural Arts Center
Cambridge, MA
May 10 – June 4, 2017

A delightfully inventive and entertaining take on the popular Shakespearean comedy.

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Der Rosenkavalier

May 13, 2017
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Opera (1911)
Music by Richard Strauss
Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal
Metropolitan Opera, New York, NY
Live in HD
With Renée Fleming, Elīna Garanča
May 13, 2017

A new and rousing production featuring two great female leads, Renee Fleming and Elīna Garanča, who, as of this production, are ending their long-time and noted embodiments of their distinctive roles in Der Rosenkavalier.

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The Bridges of Madison County

May 11, 2017
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Musical (2014)
Book by Marsha Norman
Music and Lyrics by
Jason Robert Brown
Based on the novel by
Robert James Waller
Directed by M. Bevin O’Gara
Musical Direction by Matthew Stern
Speakeasy Stage Company
Boston Center for the Arts
South End, Boston
May 6 – June 3, 2017

A lovely rendition of the musical based on the novel and film about an Italian-born farmer’s wife in Iowa who has a passionate and life-changing affair with a traveling photographic journalist.

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Everyman

May 6, 2017
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Play (2015)
by Carol Ann Duffy
Directed by Danielle Fauteux Jacques
Apollinaire Theater
Chelsea Theater Works, Chelsea, MA
April 7 – May 6, 2017

An energetic production of a contemporary morality play influenced by those of the old style with some new idioms and some new philosophy.

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Homebody

May 4, 2017
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Play (2001)
by Tony Kushner
Directed by Lee Mikeska Gardner
Featuring Debra Wise
Central Square Theater
Central Square, Cambridge, MA
April 20 – May 7, 2017

A stupendous rendering of the wordy but excellently written one person play about a woman in London reading an old guidebook to Afghanistan.

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The Who And The What

May 2, 2017
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Play (2014)
by Ayad Akhtar
Directed by M. Bevan O’Gara
Huntington Theatre Company
Boston Center for the Arts
South End, Boston
March 31 – May 7, 2017

A comedic drama about a Pakistani-American Muslim family living in Atlanta.

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The Marriage of Figaro

April 30, 2017
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Opera (1786)
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte
Conductor: David Angus
Boston Lyric Opera
John Hancock Hall at the Back Bay Events Center
Boston, MA
April 28 – May 7, 2017

A stupendous production of the Mozart masterpiece, inventively staged, with excellent singing, playing, acting.

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