The Seagull

December 7, 2019
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Play (1896)
by Anton Chekhov

An Original Adaptation
Directed by Igor Golyak

Arlekin Players
Arlekin Players Theatre
368 Hillside Ave, Needham, MA
November 8 – December 15, 2019

With Anne Gottlieb, Nael Nacer
A dark and intimate interpretation of the comedy of manners about a younger writer and an older one, and entangled love in various unsuccessful forms.

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Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

November 26, 2019
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Film (2019)
Documentary

Directed by Stanley Nelson
Released: August 23, 2019

Reviewed by Alfred Clemente, Ph.D.
A recent documentary about one of the greatest masters of the jazz trumpet who, beginning in the mid-twentieth century, gave the instrument a whole new sound.

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the smuggler

November 21, 2019
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Play (2019)
Written and directed by
Ronan Noone

Boston Playwrights’ Theatre
at Boston University
949 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
November 7-24, 2019

With Billy Meleady
A searingly intense, yet comedic, solo Irish-American rant about the experience of trying to make it in America.

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Object.

November 15, 2019
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Dance, Performance Art
Choreographed by DeAnna Pellechia
KAIROS Dance Theater
Boston Center for the Arts
November 15-17, 2019

A dance theater piece on the subject of the objectification of women.

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Fellow Travelers

November 14, 2019
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Opera (2016)
Music by Gregory Spears
Libretto by Greg Pierce
Based on the novel Fellow Travelers (2007) by Thomas Mallon

Conductor: Emily Senturia
Stage Director: Peter Rothstein

Boston Lyric Opera
Emerson Paramount Center
Theater District
November 13-17, 2019

A superb production of a beautifully written opera about the Lavender Scare of the early 1950’s, an anti-gay program sanctioned by the United States government.

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Frankie

November 8, 2019
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Film (2019)
Directed by Ira Sachs
Screenplay by Ira Sachs and
Mauricio Zacharias

With Isabelle Huppert, Brendan Gleeson, Marisa Tomei , Greg Kinnear
A brooding and thoughtful meditation on family, aging, vulnerability and loss.

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Admissions

November 7, 2019
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Play (2018)
by Joshua Harmon

Directed by Paul Daigneault
Speakeasy Stage Company
Boston Center for the Arts
South End, Boston
October 25 – November 30, 2019

A very funny, yet tragicomic, take on college admissions policies and ethnicity.

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Triptych (Eyes of One on Another)

October 31, 2019
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Concert, Performance
Produced by Arktype
In Cooperation with the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation

Composed by Bryce Dessner
Libretto by Korde Arrington Tuttle
Featuring Words by Essex Hemphill and Patti Smith
Featuring Roomful of Teeth
With Alicia Hall Moran and Isaiah Robinson

ArtsEmerson
in association with Celebrity Series of Boston
Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre
October 30 – November 3, 2019

A performance by the amazing vocal octet Roomful of Teeth featuring photographs by the late Robert Mapplethorpe.

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