Anna Christie

April 12, 2018
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Play (1921)
by Eugene O’Neill
Adapted and directed by
Scott Edmiston
Lyric Stage Company of Boston
Copley Square area, Boston
April 6 – May 6, 2018

A trio of excellent performances frame this sleekly adapted version of the early O’Neill drama about an estranged seafaring father, a discovered daughter, and an unexpected lover.

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Ramen Heads

April 6, 2018
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Film (2017)
Directed by Koki Shigeno
Kendall Square Cinema
Cambridge, MA

A paean to the Japanese culinary masters of what turns out can be the very fine art of producing the humble noodle soup known as Ramen.

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The China Hustle

March 30, 2018
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Film (2018)
Documentary
Directed by Jed Rothstein
Kendall Square Cinema
Cambridge, MA

An account of the financial chicanery related to American investment in Chinese businesses that began after the real-estate debacle of 2008.

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Itzhak

March 23, 2018
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Film (2018)
Documentary
Directed by Alison Chernick
Kendall Square Cinema
Cambridge, MA

An intimate portrait of the great contemporary Israeli-American violinist Itzhak Perlman.

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The Threepenny Opera

March 16, 2018
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Play With Music (1928)
Music by Kurt Weill
Libretto by Bertolt Brecht
Boston Lyric Opera
Huntington Avenue Theatre
Symphony Hall area, Boston
March 16-25, 2018

A highly pantomimish staging, in English, of the darkly comic 1928 play with music by Brecht and Weill about low-life deceit, two-timing, and corruption based on John Gay’s eighteenth century ballad opera The Beggar’s Opera.

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Leaning Into The Wind –
Andy Goldsworthy

March 16, 2018
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Film (2018)
Documentary
by Thomas Riedelsheimer
Kendall Square Cinema
Cambridge, MA

A portrait of the great contemporary environmental artist.

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Tanya Bartevyan, pianist:
Schubert, Schoenberg, Beethoven, Bach, Chopin, Schumann

March 10, 2018
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Concert
Tanya Bartevyan, piano
The Concord Free Public Library
Concord, MA
March 10, 2018, 8:00pm

A wide-ranging and lyrical account, replete with narrative, imagery and graceful lines.

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Ripe Frenzy

March 10, 2018
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Play (2018)
by Jennifer Barclay
Directed by
Bridget Kathleen O’Leary
New Repertory Theatre
Boston Univeristy
855 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
February 24 – March 11, 2018

Woven into the setting of a production of Our Town at a high school is the account of a student’s mother, her two friends, their children, and an awful attack from within.

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