Sex with Strangers at Signature Theatre

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Laura Eason’s Sex with Strangers is a booty call with brains. Funny, sexy and insightful, Sex with Strangers is a play about hooking up—and the often messy consequences when the afterglow fades—that hooks you with its unpredictable approach to the mind games lovers play, as well as the issues of privacy and identity in the […]

La Vida Breve/A Brief Life

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There’s the buzz of excitement and immediacy on the Tivoli Theatre stage. The In Series Pocket Opera’s artistic director and founder, Carla Hübner, tells us that almost 100 years have passed since the first staging in Madrid, Spain, of Manuel de Falla’s rarely performed one-act gem, La vida breve/The Brief Life, on November 14, 1914.

Elmer Gantry at Signature Theatre

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“There’s nothing wrong,” Elmer Gantry (Charlie Pollock) tells a musician (Nick Lehan) in the latest version of this oft-sung tale, “with a few hot licks on behalf of Jesus Christ.”

Gracias por Todo/Thanks For Everything

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At the lowest abyss of this emotional roller-coaster ride, there is a terrifying life-changing revelation. Yet the staging of this beautiful one-act monologue, written for Uruguayan actress, Nidia Telles, by playwright Julio César Castro, starts out innocently in a safety zone.

Next to Normal at Center Stage

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The multi award-winning musical Next to Normal (it even garnered a Pulitzer) grabs you in the essential organs—gut, heart, brain—from the first power chord and doesn’t let go until the last choral note of the finale “Light” sears into your memory.

Fetch Clay, Make Man at Round House Theatre

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“When you wear the mask for so long,” Lincoln Perry, a/k/a Stepin Fetchit (Roscoe Orman) warns Sonji Clay (Katherine Renee Turner), the wife of world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, f/k/a Cassius Clay (Eddie Ray Jackson) in this astonishing play, “you can’t take it off.”

TUM TICA!: A Story of Music and Family

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In a striving-to-be-perfect Latino jazz band rehearsal, guitarists Brianna (Carol Spring), Tim (Jerry Daniel) and Alex (Miguel Amaguaña) strum furiously and sound terrible. Brianna and Tim gang up on Alex, telling him he needs to switch to drums for the group’s survival. “We need rhythm– something to keep us together,” Brianna says.

Absolutely! {perhaps} from Constellation Theatre Company

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What if our personal lives were up for discussion between meddling neighbors? What if two opposing facts could be true at the same time? What if “truth” were whatever we wanted it to be, acting as a fabricated idea to make life simpler?

Tim and Eric with Dr. Steve Brule, offbeat comedy at the Lincoln

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At the Lincoln Theater last Thursday, Tim and Eric came on stage wafting incense burners, chanting in prayer, “Praise Hosanna, Praise Rang, Praise Hosanna, Praise Rang.” They took the pulpit as Skott and Behr, two talk show ministers who cast stones at the other’s failings while preaching far from the fold of any organized religion. […]

Ain’t Misbehavin from Live Garra Theatre

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Fine dining has a principle that can be paraphrased like this: “If your restaurant serves a simple, homestyle meal with only a few elements on the plate, each of those elements has to be perfect to create an elevated experience.” When those simple elements aren’t perfect, they often create a serviceable meal, but not one […]

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