July 15, 2015
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Cirque du Soleil
Agganis Arena
Boston University, Boston
July 15 – 19, 2015

A Cirque du Soleil charmer, filled with great choreography and acrobatics, on a slightly smaller scale, suitable for a sports arena rather than a huge tent.

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Hershey Felder As Irving Berlin

July 9, 2015
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A New Musical Play
Lyrics and Music by Irving Berlin
Book by Hershey Felder
Cutler Majestic Theater
July 9 – August 2, 2015
With Hershey Felder (Irving Berlin)

A compelling and moving musical and narrative account of the life and career of one of America’s greatest songwriters.

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Up and Coming: Varekai

June 29, 2015
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Varekai: Tales of the Forest
Written and directed by
Dominic Champagne
Cirque du Soleil
Aggasis Arena, Boston University
925 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
July 15 – 19, 2015

Another seasoned installment in the great Cirque du Soleil pantheon, this time with “wandering” as the theme.

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Wrestling Angels:
Poetic Monologues

June 28, 2015
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Poems (2011)
by Freddy Frankel
Ibbetson Street Press
Somerville, MA

A collection of short poems based on Biblical and other noteworthy personalities related, in a very general way, to the Jewish experience.

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The Farnsworth Invention

June 25, 2015
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Play (2007)
by Aaron Sorkin
Directed by Sarah Gazdowicz
Flat Earth Theatre
Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown, MA
June 12 – 27, 2015

A tight, inventive, intimate production of Sorkin’s play about the largely uncredited inventor of television.

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Edith Can Shoot Things
And Hit Them

June 17, 2015
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Play (2011)
by A. Rey Pamatmat
Directed by Shawn LaCount
Company One Theatre
Boston Center For The Arts
South End, Boston
June 4 – June 27, 2015

A beautifully executed production of a wonderfully written coming of age story about young homosexuals, neglected children, and learned resiliency.

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Bloomsday 111

June 16, 2015
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June 16, 1904 is Bloomsday, the day on which James Joyce’s Ulysses takes place, and this is the 111th anniversary of it.

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Three Sisters

June 13, 2015
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Play (1901)
by Anton Chekhov
Translated by Paul Schmidt
Directed by Mara Rainer
Wellesley Summer Theatre
Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
May 21 – June 21, 2015

An intimately persuasive account of the Chekhov classic about three sisters, their companions, a regiment of soldiers, and everyone’s dashed hopes, set in a Russian village at the turn of the twentieth century.

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