The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time

October 22, 2017
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Play (2012)
by Simon Stephens
Based on the novel (2003)
by Mark Haddon
Directed by Paul Daigneault
Movement Direction by Yo-El Cassell
Speakeasy Stage Company
Boston Center for the Arts
South End, Boston
October 20 – November 25, 2017

A beautifully produced version of the hit play based on the popular psychological mystery novel about a mildly autistic boy who tries to come to grips with the mystery of a murdered dog and other conundrums in his life.

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Tosca

October 15, 2017
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Opera (1900)
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor: David Stern
Boston Lyric Opera
Cutler-Majestic Theater
Theater District, Boston
October 13-22, 2017

An exhilarating production of the classic tragedy about devoted love and tormented seduction, featuring two richly lyrical leading voices.

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WARHOLCAPOTE

October 7, 2017
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Play
A Non-Fiction Invention
From the words of Truman Capote
and Andy Warhol
Adapted by Bob Roth
Directed by Michael Mayer
American Repertory Theater
Loeb Drama Center
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
September 10 – October 13, 2017
With Stephen Spinella, Dan Butler

A surfacy, though beautifully acted, portrayal of the relationship between artist Andy Warhol and writer Truman Capote based on Warhol’s tapes of their conversations.

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Blade Runner 2049

October 6, 2017
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Film (2017)
Directed by Denis Villeneuve
With Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Jared Leto

A long, expensive CGI-fest continuing the arcane cybernetic mythology of Blade Runner, the 1982 sci-fi classic.

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Faceless

October 6, 2017
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Play (2017)
by Selina Fillinger
Directed by David Miller
Zeitgeist Stage Company
Boston Center for the Arts
South End, Boston
September 15 – October 7, 2017

A powerful production of an ingeniously constructed play that pits a young American Muslim prosecutor of French-Iranian extraction against a young American Anglo woman who has fallen in with ISIS online and suddenly identified as Muslim.

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Loving Vincent

October 6, 2017
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Film (2016)
Directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman
With Saorise Ronan, Chris O’Dowd
Capitol Theater, Arlington, MA
Kendall Square Cinema, Cambridge, MA

An unbelievably beautiful film about the death of van Gogh – artfully written and visually stunning.

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The Royale

October 5, 2017
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Play (2013)
by Marco Ramirez
Directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian
Merrimack Repertory Theatre
Lowell, MA
September 13 – October 8, 2017

A superlative production of an interestingly crafted play inspired by the career of famed early twentieth century African-American boxer Jack Johnson.

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Victoria and Abdul

September 29, 2017
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Film (2017)
Directed by Stephen Frears
With Judi Dench

A poignant but comedic account of the friendship between an Indian Muslim commoner and Queen Victoria near the end of her life.

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