Roundtable on Chess:
Bobby Fischer, the Fischer-Spassky World Championship, and the new film
Pawn Sacrifice

September 29, 2015
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Panel Discussion
Michael Cavallo, Chris Chase,
Eric Godin

A roundtable discussion with local chess wizards on the attractions of the game, the trials and tribulations of American chess genius Bobby Fischer, his celebrated championship match with the Soviet Boris Spassky in 1972, and the new film, Pawn Sacrifice, starring Tobey Maguire as Fischer and Liev Schreiber as Spassky.

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Ernest Shackleton Loves Me

September 25, 2015
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Musical, Performance (2009)
Lyrics by Valerie Vigoda
Music by Brendan Milburn
Book by Joe DiPietro
Directed by Lisa Peterson
Paramount Theater
Theater District, Boston
September 20 – October 4, 2015

A terrific takeoff on the story of Antarctic adventurer-hero Ernest Shackleton from the perspective of a present day out of work single mother.

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A Little Night Music

September 16, 2015
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Musical (1973)
Music and lyrics by
Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler
Suggested by a film by
Ingmar Bergman
Directed by Peter DuBois
Huntington Theatre Company
Boston University Theater
Symphony Hall area, Boston
September 11 – October 11, 2015

A stunningly good production of what many consider to be Sondheim’s masterwork.

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My Fair Lady

September 9, 2015
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Musical (1956)
Book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Music by Frederick Loewe
Directed by Scott Edmiston
Lyric Stage Company of Boston
Copley Square area, Boston
September 4 – October 11, 2015

The sixty-year old hit returns to the intimate Lyric Stage.

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The Flick

September 3, 2015
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Play (2013)
by Annie Baker
Directed by
Bridget Kathleen O’Leary
Gloucester Stage Company
Gloucester, MA
August 20 – September 12, 2015

A first-rate production of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize winning play about three employees in a run down movie theater in the middle of Massachusetts.

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Up, and Coming:
Tales From The Forgotten Kingdom
The Guy Mendilow Ensemble

August 26, 2015
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Rockport Music
Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport, MA
Thursday, August 27, 2015, 8:00pm

An evening of traditional, but reinterpreted, music and storytelling – in Ladino, a Jewish-Sephardic language derived from Old Spanish.

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August 20, 2015
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Musical (2015)
Book by Jessie Nelson
Music and Lyrics by Sara Bareilles
Based upon the motion picture written by Adrienne Shelly
Directed by Diane Paulus
American Repertory Theater
Loeb Theater, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
August 2 – September 27, 2015

An energetic and entertaining musical adaptation based on the 2007 film of the same name about a waitress with a confused personal life, a distinctive talent for baking memorable pies, and two devoted waitress friends.

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Mother of the Maid

August 12, 2015
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Play (2014)
by Jane Anderson
Directed by Matthew Penn
Shakespeare & Company
Lenox, MA
July 30 – September 6, 2015
With Tina Packer, Nigel Gore

A forceful and touching reflection on the relationship between Joan of Arc and her parents.

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