A Future Perfect

January 14, 2015
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Play (2015)
By Ken Urban
Directed by M. Bevin O’Gara
Speakeasy Stage Company
Boston Center for the Arts
World Premiere
January 9 – February 7, 2015

An interestingly constructed and heartfelt comedic drama about thirty-somethings hesitantly transitioning towards parenthood.

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Into The Woods

December 25, 2014
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Film (2014)
Based on the musical by
Stephen Sondheim
and James Lapine
Directed by Rob Marshall

A superb rendition of the celebrated Sondheim musical based on the unexpected interactions of traditional fairy tale characters.

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Big Eyes

December 25, 2014
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Film (2014)
Directed by Tim Burton
With Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz

A film based on the actual lives and artistic careers of Walter and Margaret Keane, bizarrely intertwined with one another.

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

December 17, 2014
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Film (2014)
Directed by Peter Jackson
Based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien

The end of the three part film epic blown up out of the short fantasy classic.

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The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife

November 23, 2014
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Play (2000)
by Charles Busch
Directed by Larry Coen
Lyric Stage Company of Boston
Copley Square area, Boston
November 21 – December 20, 2014

An entertaining production about an upscale New York neurotic who, with her husband, becomes an unlikely adventurer in lifestyle when an old friend appears on the scene.

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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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The Theory of Everything

November 14, 2014
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Film (2014)
Directed by James Marsh
Screenplay by Anthony McCarten
Based on the memoir
Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen
by Jane Hawking
With Eddie Redmayne and
Felicity Jones

A beautifully acted, but somewhat romanticized, biopic about Stephen Hawking, the world-famous British cosmologist who has suffered from ALS for the past fifty years.

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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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