Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

March 2, 2018
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Film (2017)
Written and Directed by
Alexandra Dean
Kendall Square Cinema
Cambridge, MA

The surprising and fascinating account of the Hollywood star who was also an inventor of advanced radar technology.

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La Bohème

February 24, 2018
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Opera (1896)
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor: Marco Armiliato
Metropolitan Opera, Live in HD
New York, NY
Production Design: Franco Zeffirelli
With Sonya Yoncheva, Michael Fabiano

A very good rendition of the classic Zeffirelli production of the iconic opera, with a particularly eloquent Rodolfo.

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An Education In Prudence

February 17, 2018
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Play (2018)
by Stefan Lanfer
Inspired by the historical research of
Beth Miller
Directed by Pascale Florestal
Open Theatre Project
St. John’s Church
Jamaica Plain, Boston
February 9-24, 2018

A moving account of the attempt to create a racially integrated school in Connecticut in 1833.

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Black Panther

February 16, 2018
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Film (2018)
Directed by Ryan Coogler
Written by Ryan Coogler and
Joe Robert Cole
Based on Black Panther
by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby

A wonderfully entertaining mashup of tribal costumes, elegant and noble heroes, and superpowerful technologies set against the trials and challenges of the contemporary world.

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Statements After An Arrest Under The Immorality Act

February 15, 2018
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Play (1972)
by Athol Fugard
Directed by Jim Petosa
New Repertory Theater
Arsenal Center for the Arts
Watertown, MA
January 27 – March 3, 2018

An account of a forbidden interracial romance under apartheid in South Africa.

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February 15, 2018
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Written and performed by
Rohina Malik
Greater Boston Stage Company
Stoneham, MA
February 7-16, 2018
Co-Presented by
New Repertory Theatre

An engaging one-woman performance by the playwright actor Rohina Malik featuring stories of five different Muslim women.

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Richard III

February 10, 2018
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Play (1592)
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Robert Walsh
Actors’ Shakespeare Project
Swedenborg Chapel
50 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA
February 7 – March 11, 2018

An intensely and intimately evocative rendition of the tragedy about the ultimate narcissist.

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Hype Man:
A Break Beat Play

February 8, 2018
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by Idris Goodwin
Directed by Shawn LaCount
CompanyOne Theatre
Boston Center for the Arts
South End, Boston
January 26 – February 24, 2018

A terrifically edgy, interesting portrayal of a hip-hop ensemble in crisis, filled with issues about race, class, sex, professional success, compromise and integrity.

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