Artweek Boston starts tomorrow

With over 250 events throughout the greater Boston area, most of them free, Artsweek Boston is a great way to start spring by exploring something new in the arts!  

SATs: signifying nothing. Peerless mixes Macbeth and college admissions

Company One will stage the first-ever live theatre run at the Boston Public Library this weekend.  Peerless recasts Macbeth as a tale of twins ruthlessly competing for admission to an elite college.  Performances begin Thursday, April 27 at 7 p.m. and continue through May 28, 2017 as part of “All the City’s a Stage: A Season of Shakespeare.”  

Post-Meridian Radio Players production of Peter Pan premieres this evening

The Post-Meridian Radio Players are premiering an original full-length adaptation of J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan this evening in Davis Square.  There are 7 performances and the radio drama runs through April 29th. Given there are several “family friendly matinees” ones suspects that adaptation doesn’t focus on the Pan’s sociopathic behavior towards the lost boys, as… Continue reading Post-Meridian Radio Players production of Peter Pan premieres this evening

Magnetic Fields 50 Song Memoir two night event @BerkleeCollege this weekend

The Magnetic Fields roll into town this weekend with their most ambitious performance since 69 Love Songs: Stephin Merritt’s new 50 Song Memoir chronicles the first half century of his life with one song per year, performed by seven musicians playing seven instruments over the course the autobiographical song cycle.  

Everyman opens at the Apollinaire Theatre in Chelsea

The Apollinaire Theatre Company is helping Chelsea become center of creative innovation.  Their new black box theater will host some both old and new with Everyman a contemporary reimagining of a 15th century morality play by Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom.  It opens tonight and runs through May 6th. You can… Continue reading Everyman opens at the Apollinaire Theatre in Chelsea

The Handmaiden: deceit and desire war in a scoundrel targeting an heiress. @IFFBoston.

IFFBoston continues at the Brattle tonight with The Handmaiden.Set in the 1930s this intense, stylized film tells the of a Korean pickpocket who is drawn towards an Japanese heiress she is meant to defraud. But there are wheels within wheels, as the complicated plot unfolds in three acts.  Complications arise not just from individuals scheming,… Continue reading The Handmaiden: deceit and desire war in a scoundrel targeting an heiress. @IFFBoston.

Cirque of the Dead

This evening the Boston Circus Guild kicks off the Halloween season in Harvard Square with their 4th annual Cirque of the Dead.  It’s an immersive combination of acrobatic spectacle, and the spectral amusements of the season, with live music, sideshow,  burlesque, and other diabolic divertissement. Running through Saturday the 29th.          … Continue reading Cirque of the Dead

Pam Grier at Harvard Film Archive screening of Foxy Brown Friday

If you aren’t attending the Hutchins Center event this evening, where she is receiving the  W.E.B  Du Bois award,  you’ll have a second chance to see her, in conversation with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. at the Harvard Film Archive 7:00 p.m. screening of Foxy Brown. “You just handle the justice, and I’ll handle the revenge… Continue reading Pam Grier at Harvard Film Archive screening of Foxy Brown Friday

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