January 23, 2018
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Play (2000)
by David Auburn
Directed by Michelle M. Aguillon
The Nora Theatre Company
Central Square Theater
January 18 – February 18, 2018

An eloquent and moving account of the Pulitzer Prize winning play about a schizophrenic mathematician, his talented, devoted and somewhat odd daughter, and the graduate student who comes to investigate his work.

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Three Sisters

January 17, 2018
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Play (1901)
by Anton Chekhov
in a new version by Tracy Letts
Directed by
Danielle Fauteux Jacques
Apollinaire Theatre Company
Chelsea Theatre Works, Chelsea, MA
December 22, 2017 – January 21, 2018

An intimate and beautifully produced version of the Chehkov classic about hope, despair and the will to go on.

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Road Show

January 14, 2018
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Musical (2008)
Music and lyrics by
Stephen Sondheim
Book by John Weidman
Co-Directed by Spiro Veloudos and Ilyse Robbins
Music Director: Jonathan Goldberg
Lyric Stage Company of Boston
Copley Square area, Boston
January 12 – February 11, 2018

A thoroughly competent and sometimes rousing account of the latest Stephen Sondheim musical, now ten years old, based on the historic lives of the Mizner brothers who made their names as con artists in business during the first part of the twentieth century.

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The Liar

January 13, 2018
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Play (2013)
by David Ives
Adapted from the comedy (1644) by Pierre Corneille
Directed by Marta Rainer
Wellesley Repertory Theatre
Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre
Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
January 11 – February 4, 2018

A wonderfully acted and beautifully written farce by contemporary playwright David Ives, based on a comedy by seventeenth century French playwright Pierre Corneille.

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Phantom Thread

January 12, 2018
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Film (2017)
Written and Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson
With Daniel Day-Lewis

Set in London in the 1950s, a portrait of a charismatic and narcissistic middle-aged dress designer, and the story of his encounter with a young waitress who takes up with him.

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Hold These Truths

December 21, 2017
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by Jeanne Sakata
Directed by Benny Sato Ambush
Lyric Stage Company of Boston
Copley Square area, Boston
December 1-31, 2017

An incisive show about a Japanese-American man, Gordon Hirabayashi, who resisted domestic internment during World War II, was imprisoned as a result, and who subsequently fought for his exoneration in an extensive court battle.

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Accidental Death of an Anarchist

December 16, 2017
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Play (1970)
by Dario Fo
Directed by James Peter Sotis
Praxis Stage
First Church
Marlborough Street, Boston
November 30 – December 17, 2017

An intimate account on the now classic comic-surrealistic take on an historic account of the mysterious death of an anarchist held in police custody.

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Bedlam’s Sense and Sensibility

December 14, 2017
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by Kate Hamill
Based on the novel (1811) by
Jane Austen
Staging and direction by Eric Tucker
American Repertory Theater
Loeb Drama Center
Harvard University
Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA
December 10 – January 14, 2017

A beautifully staged and choreographed takeoff, by New York’s innovative Bedlam theatre company, on the early Jane Austen novel about two sisters navigating the seas of love.

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