A Far Cry: Lorelei

May 18, 2019
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A Far Cry
Lorelei Ensemble
Jordan Hall
Symphony Hall area, Boston
May 18, 2019 8:00pm

An intoxicating journey with the daring and venturesome string wizards of A Far Cry, accompanied by the hypnotic Siren singers of the Lorelei ensemble.

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Pacific Overtures

May 16, 2019
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Musical (1976)
Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by John Weidman

Directed by Spiro Veloudos
Music Direction by
Jonathan Goldberg

Lyric Stage Company of Boston
Copley Square area, Boston
May 10 – June 16, 2019

A superb production of the offbeat Sondheim musical about the abrupt entry by the United States into Japan in the mid-nineteenth century.

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The Handmaid’s Tale

May 10, 2019
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Opera (2019)
Music by Poul Ruders
Libretto by Paul Bentley
Based on the novel by
Margaret Atwood

Conductor: David Angus
Stage Director: Anne Bogart
Boston Lyric Opera
Ray Lavietes Pavilion
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
May 5-12, 2019

A compelling production of a contemporary opera based on the celebrated dystopian novel set in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in the near future, about sex slavery under a faith-based totalitarian regime.

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Wild Nights With Emily

May 3, 2019
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Film (2018)
Written and directed by
Madeleine Olnek

Guest review by
Alfred Clemente, Ph.D.

An outraged response to a recent film that purports to accurately depict Emily Dickinson’s private life.

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May 3, 2019
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Film (2019)
Directed by Matteo Garrone
Screenplay by Ugo Chiti, Matteo Garrone, Massimo Gaudioso
In Italian

A dark and troubling story about a nebbishy dog groomer in a small town in Italy who is tormented by the town bully.

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Heads Up:
This Place/Displaced

May 1, 2019
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by Stephanie K. Brownell, Kirsten Greenidge, David Valdes Greenwood, MJ Halberstadt, Manuel Aquiles López Torres, Jaymes Sanchez and Livian Yeh
Directed by Josh Glenn-Kayden,
Artists’ Theater of Boston
in collaboration with the
Department of Creativity, Arts and Social Transformation
Brandeis University
The Merrick Theater
at Brandeis University
Waltham, MA
May 2-4, 2019

A remounting of a production about housing justice which was done in the city (at Charlestown Working Theater) last summer and which now, in collaboration with Brandeis, is bringing its potent urban message to those in suburbia and exurbia.

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black odyssey boston

April 30, 2019
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Play (2019)
by Marcus Gardley

Directed by Benny Sato Ambush
The Front Porch Arts Collective
Underground Railway Theater
Central Square Theater
Central Square, Cambridge, MA
April 25 – May 19, 2019

A robustly moving and exquisitely conceived and directed evocation of African-American experience with a particular tilt towards Boston, told through the mythic lens of Homer’s Odyssey.

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Becoming Dr. Ruth

April 29, 2019
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Play (2013)
by Mark St. Germain
Directed by Stephen Nachamie
With Anne O’Sullivan as
Dr. Ruth Westheimer
New Repertory Theater
Arsenal Center for the Arts
Watertown, MA
April 27 – May 19, 2019

A one-woman show about the life and career of sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer.

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