The Clearing

April 14, 2019
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Play (1993)
by Helen Edmundson
Directed by Daniel Bourque
Hub Theatre Company of Boston
First Church in Boston
66 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA
Back Bay
April 5-20, 2019

A beautifully directed and acted play about Ireland in the mid-seventeenth century, when, in the wake of the English Revolution, Oliver Cromwell and the British wreaked havoc in Ireland.

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Tell It Slant

April 13, 2019
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Exhibition
Works by David Curcio, Monique Johannet, Adrienne Sloane, Antoinette Winters
Room 83 Spring
83 Spring Street, Watertown, MA
March 9 – April 20, 2019

A small but potent show of works which, for the most part, incorporate oblique verbal messages within the contexts of their plastic constructions.

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Photograph 51

April 11, 2019
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Play (2008)
by Anna Ziegler

Directed by Rebecca Bradshaw
The Nora Theatre Company
Central Square Theater
Cambridge, MA
March 14 – April 14, 2019

A superbly rendered account of the story of Rosalind Franklin, the unheralded crystallographer who helped Watson and Crick discover the double helix, the essential form of DNA.

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Poetic Journeys: Wagner, Mahler, Debussy, Reinberger

April 7, 2019
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Concert
Mistral Music
Julie Scolnik, Artistic Director
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Brookline, MA
April 7, 2019 5:00pm

A beautifully executed chamber concert, with excellent soloists on the Mahler songs and the Debussy dances.

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Venezuela

April 6, 2019
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Dance
by Ohad Naharin
Batsheva Dance Company
Celebrity Series of Boston
Boch Center Shubert Theatre
Theater district, Boston
April 5-6, 2019

An exuberantly talented dance company in their Celebrity Series debut, with a dark and catalcysmic piece.

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Once

April 6, 2019
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Musical (2011)
Book by Enda Walsh
Music and Lyrics by Glen Hansard and Marketa Inglova
Based on the motion picture (2011)
Written and directed by John Carney

Directed by Paul Melone
Speakeasy Stage Company
March 1 – April 7, 2019

A wonderfully produced rendition of the musical based on the film about an Irish songwriter street musician and the Czech woman who inspires him.

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Twelfth Night

April 4, 2019
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Play (1602)
by William Shakespeare

Directed by Paula Plum
Lyric Stage Company of Boston and
Actors Shakespeare Project
Copley Square area, Boston
March 29 – April 28, 2019

A boisterous take on the great early comedy involving twins, cross-dressing and romantic misalignments.

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Dragon Lady, Dragon Mama

April 2, 2019
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Performances, Plays
by Sara Porkalob
Directed by Andrew Russell
American Repertory Theater
Oberon, Harvard Square
Cambridge, MA
March 20 – April 7, 2019

A wonderfully exuberant and brilliantly acted family-inspired narrative by a Seattle-based playwright and actor.

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