A Doll’s House, Part 2

January 10, 2019
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Play (2017)
by Lucas Hnath

Directed by Les Waters
Huntington Theatre Company
Boston University Theater
Symphony Hall Area, Boston
January 4 – February 3, 2019

A sequel to the Ibsen classic, set fifteen years later.

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Small Mouth Sounds

January 6, 2019
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Play (2016)
by Bess Wohl

Directed by M. Bevin O’Gara
Speakeasy Stage Company
Boston Center for the Arts
South End, Boston
January 4 – February 2, 2019

With Marianna Bassham, Nael Nacer, Celeste Oliva
A terrific production of a funny but moving play, largely wordless, set in a silent meditation retreat.

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The Favourite

November 30, 2018
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Film (2018)
Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos
With Rachel Weisz, Emma Stone

A bawdy, wonderfully nasty period piece about two power-seeking women who stop at nothing to go up against one another.

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Man In The Ring

November 28, 2018
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Play (2018)
by Michael Cristofer
Directed by Michael Greif
Huntington Theatre Company
Boston Center for the Arts
South End, Boston
November 16 – December 22, 2018

A superb production of a play about the life of Emile Griffith, a middleweight boxing champion who was, among other things, gay.

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Green Book

November 21, 2018
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Film (2018)
Directed by Peter Farrelly
With Mahershala Ali, Viggo Mortensen, Linda Cardellini

Set in 1962 on a road trip through the South, a wonderfully written and acted account of the relationship between African-American jazz pianist Don Shirley and his Italian-American driver.

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Maria by Callas

November 16, 2018
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Film (2018)
Documentary
Directed by Tom Volf

A personal portrait of the great operatic diva told in her own words, with historic clips and much coherently presented musical footage.

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WET: A DACAmented Journey

November 9, 2018
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Play, Performance
Directed by Brisa Areli Munoz
Written and Performed by Alex Alpharaoh

Cara Mia Theatre and Ignite/Arts Dallas Production
ArtsEmerson
Emerson Paramount Center
November 8 – 25, 2018

A compelling one-man performance about the challenge to leave and re-enter the United States as a DACA resident.

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Fun Home

October 25, 2018
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Musical (2013)
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Book and lyrics by Lisa Kron
Based on the graphic novel by
Alison Bechdel
Directed by Paul Daigneault
Musical Direction by Matthew Stern
Speakeasy Stage Company
Boston Center for the Arts
South End, Boston
October 19 – November 24, 2018

A nicely produced version of the Broadway hit based on a graphic novel about growing up gay in a household with a gay father who is in a heterosexual marriage.

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