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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Macbeth

October 19, 2018
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Play (1606)
by William Shakespeare
In a Modern Verse Translation
by Migdalia Cruz
Directed by Dawn M. Simmons
Actors’ Shakespeare Project
The United Parish in Brookline
Brookline, MA
September 26 – November 11, 2018
With Nael Nacer as Macbeth

An excellent production of a nicely “translated” version of the great Scottish tragedy about a leader who just could not keep his ego in check.

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The Barber of Seville

October 12, 2018
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Opera (1816)
Music by Gioacchino Rossini
Libretto by Cesare Sterbini
Conductor: David Angus
Boston Lyric Opera
Cutler-Majestic Theater
Theater district, Boston
October 12-21, 2018

A lively, nicely designed, very entertaining rendition of the opera buffa about the clever barber Figaro and his clientele.

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Equivocation

October 11, 2018
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Play (2009)
by Bill Cain
Directed by Christopher V. Edwards
Actors’ Shakespeare Project
The Sanctuary at The United Parish in Brookline
210 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA
October 11 – November 10, 2018

A dramatically detailed speculation on the genesis of the writing of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, playing in repertory with the Scottish tragedy itself, making use of much of the same masterful cast.

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Colette

September 28, 2018
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Film (2018)
Directed by Wash Westmoreland
With Keira Knightley, Dominic West

A pointed, well-crafted, and persuasive biopic about the talented late nineteenth-century French novelist.

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The Niceties

September 27, 2018
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Play (2018)
by Eleanor Burgess
World Premiere
Directed by Kimberly Senior
Huntington Theatre Company
Boston Center for the Arts
South End, Boston
August 31 – October 6, 2018

A searing two-woman university drama pitting an African-American student against her middle-aged white English professor.

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