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    Ether Dome

    Presented by Huntington Theatre Company at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, Boston

    October 17 - November 23, 2014

    A new treatment promising to end pain pits a doctor and his student in an epic battle between altruism and ambition. Based on the true story of the discovery of ether as an anesthetic in 1846 and set in Boston's own Massachusetts General Hospital, this fascinating new play explores the ecstasy of pain, the sweetness of relief, and the hysteria that erupts when healthcare becomes big business.

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    Happy Days by Samuel Beckett

    Presented by BabsonARTS and Commonwealth Shakespeare Company at Sorenson Center for the Arts, Babson College, Wellesley

    November 18 - November 23, 2014

    Renowned director Andrei Belgrader re-examines this Samuel Beckett classic, newly relevant to a generation burdened by climate change and environmental doom. Brooke Adams plays...more

    The Love Potion

    Presented by Boston Lyric Opera (BLO)

    November 19 - November 23, 2014

    Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) presents the Boston premiere of a fully staged version of The Love Potion, composer Frank Martin’s retelling of the legendary story of Tristan and Isolt. This...more

    Judy Garland Live In Concert

    Presented by The Judy Garland Show at Jacques Underground, Boston

    November 8 - November 28, 2014

    Tribute artist Peter Mac is legendary star of stage and screen Judy Garland in Judy Garland Live in Concert. A self-described "male actress," Mac provides a seriously fun and...more

    Bad Jews

    Presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, Boston

    October 24 - November 29, 2014

    Two cousins wage war over a coveted family heirloom in this biting comedy about religion and culture. At odds are the annoyingly devout Daphna Feygenbaum, a young woman who wears her Jewishness...more

    A Christmas Carol

    Presented by South Shore Conservatory and at South Shore Conservatory, Hingham

    December 5, 2014

    South Shore Conservatory (SSC) and Bay Colony Shakespeare Company team up to present the IRNE award nominated one-man performance of A Christmas Carol on Friday, December 5, 8 pm at One...more

    Funny Girl

    Presented by Cape Rep Theatre at Cape Rep Indoor Theater, Brewster

    November 6 - December 7, 2014

    Set in New York in the early 1900s, this is the story of vaudeville, radio, film and theater comedienne, Fanny Brice, from her Brooklyn beginnings as a star-struck Jewish teenager who...more

    Awake and Sing!

    Presented by Huntington Theatre Company at Boston University Theatre, Mainstage, Boston

    November 7 - December 7, 2014

    In a cramped Bronx apartment, a working-class Jewish family dreams of a brighter future. Matriarch Bessie Berger's fierce determination keeps her family afloat, whatever the cost. Gritty,...more

    Phedre

    Presented by Actors' Shakespeare Project at First Church in Boston, Boston

    November 19 - December 7, 2014

    Being descended from philandering gods and bloodthirsty warriors does not make for a fate of calm karmic seas. If Phèdre is troubled by her family's erotic history, it may come as...more

    A Shayna Maidel

    Presented by University of New Hampshire

    December 3 - December 7, 2014

    Two sisters, separated by a chasm of experience, are reunited in 1946. Rose came to Brooklyn as a young child in 1925 with her father, while her older sister stayed with her mother in their Polish...more

    d.arc water

    Presented by Salem State University Center for Creative and Performing Arts at Callan Studio Theatre, Salem

    November 20 - December 7, 2014

    The year is 2114. Only one source of fresh water remains on the planet after decades of human conflict. Governing corporation F&R owns the sole rights to this water source but rival ENCO owns...more

    MobFellas

    Presented by Mystery Cafe and New England Fun

    October 25, 2013 - December 12, 2014

    Let the Mystery Café usher you into the secret world of the mafia elite. Rub elbows with wiseguys, killers and femmes fatales as you take part in the secret celebration in which a mob...more

    All's Well That Ends Well

    Presented by Walnut Hill School for the Arts

    December 11 - December 13, 2014

    Walnut Hill School for the Arts presents William Shakespeare's All's Well That Ends Well.

    All's Well That Ends Well follows young nobleman Bertram and Helena, an...more

    The Tale of the Allergist's Wife

    Presented by The Lyric Stage Company of Boston at The Lyric Stage Company, Boston

    November 21 - December 20, 2014

    A middle-aged Upper-West-Side doctor’s wife is devoted to mornings at the Whitney, afternoons at MOMA, and evenings at BAM. Plunged into a mid-life crisis of Medea-like proportions,...more

    Murder on Mount Olympus

    Presented by Mystery Cafe and New England Fun

    September 27 - December 27, 2014

    Zeus has called for a grand feast to be held at The Arena on the base of Mount Olympus, and you are invited to join the celebration with Apollo and Aphrodite, Ares and Athena! The Gods are known...more

    Arabian Nights

    Presented by Central Square Theater at Central Square Theater, Cambridge

    November 28 - December 31, 2014

    The Nora Theatre Company and Underground Railway Theater revive their award-winning production (2012 Independent Reviewers of New England Awards for Best Ensemble, Best Puppetry, Best Costumes,...more

    The Light Princess

    Presented by American Repertory Theater

    December 6, 2014 - January 4, 2015

    Presented to great acclaim last season, this adaptation of George MacDonald’s classic fairy tale follows a young princess cursed to live without gravity. Floating through life unburdened by...more

    National Theatre in HD: Treasure Island

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    January 22, 2015

    Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, broadcast live from the National...more

    Murder Most Medieval

    Presented by Mystery Cafe and New England Fun

    September 13, 2014 - January 31, 2015

    The world famous Mystery Café cordially invites you to attend a Medieval banquet in honor of Sir Lancelittle’s return to court! Party like it’s 1399 with a zany cast of...more

    Measure for Measure

    Presented by Actors' Shakespeare Project at Multicultural Arts Center, Cambridge

    January 7 - February 1, 2015

    Society is going to hell in a handbasket. Duke Vincentio figures the best way to rectifty a bad situation is to remove himself and put the government into the hands of the one person who can...more

    Virginia Woolf's Orlando

    Presented by Wellesley Summer Theatre Company at Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre, Wellesley

    January 8 - February 2, 2015

    In this blithe and passionate adaptation of the 1928 gender flipping Virginia Woolf novel, transformation and identity is magically explored. Ruhl writes and Woolf soars, with both women writers...more

    A Future Perfect

    Presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, Boston

    January 9 - February 7, 2015

    Claire and Max find their values put to the test when bestfriends Alex and Elena announce they are having a baby. Claire is climbing the corporate ladder in advertising, while her husband Max is a...more

    Uncommon Women and Others

    Presented by Emerson Stage at Emerson College at The Jackie Liebergott Black Box at the Paramount Center, Boston

    February 5 - February 8, 2015

    By Wendy Wasserstein
    Directed by Maureen Shea

    Six years after graduation, seven women meet for...more

    The Second Girl

    Presented by Huntington Theatre Company at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, Boston

    January 16 - February 18, 2015

    With Eugene O'Neill's classic Long Day's Journey into Night as a backdrop, The Second Girl is set in the downstairs world of the Tyrone family kitchen in August 1912. Two...more

    Angels in America

    Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Boston University Theatre, Mainstage, Boston

    February 19 - February 22, 2015

    Based on the award-winning play by Tony Kushner, the operatic version of Angels in America is a story about the human experince, touching on relationships, love, loss, cowardice,...more

    Pinocchio

    Presented by Wheelock Family Theatre at Wheelock Family Theatre, Boston

    January 30 - February 22, 2015

    An original adaptation influenced by Japanese traditions of Kabuki, Noh, and Bunraku puppetry, Pinocchio will surprise and delight audiences of all ages. Mystical creatures, live musicians,...more

    Opera Night at the BPL: Musical Nationalism and Folklore in Opera

    Presented by Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) and Boston Public Library at Boston Public Library, Abbey Room, Boston

    February 24, 2015

    Themes of nationalism, folklore, and folk music weave a rich musical texture with a deeply moving storyline to make Kátya Kabanová one of Janácek’s most...more

    Margaret Edson's WIT

    Presented by Boston Center for American Performance at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, Boston

    February 20 - February 28, 2015

    Boston Center for American Performance, the professional extension of the Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Theatre, presents Margaret Edson's Pulitzer Prize winning drama,...more

    Uncle Jack

    Presented by Boston Center for American Performance and Boston Playwrights' Theatre at Boston University Theatre, Lane-Comley Studio 210, Boston

    February 12 - March 1, 2015

    Boston Center for American Performance and Boston Playwrights’ Theatre present this Boston University New Play Initiative production, a comedy of Chekhovian proportions! In this...more

    Oceanside by Nick Gandiello

    Presented by Merrimack Repertory Theatre

    February 13 - March 8, 2015

    The past never lets go. Gwen thought she had successfully walked away from her troubled past. But then her ex-husband returns with news of their grown daughter’s disappearance and with him...more

    Princess Ivona

    Presented by '62 Center Theatre for Performing Arts at Williams College '62 Center for Theatre and Dance, Williamstown

    March 12 - March 14, 2015

    In this dark humor comedy, two different societies drastically collide: traditional and unconventional. The theme of the play highlights the comparison between those devoted to empty platitudes,...more

    The Way of Water

    Presented by Brandeis Theater Company at Spingold Theater Center, Waltham

    March 12 - March 15, 2015

    The Way of Water
    By Caridad Svich
    Directed by Robert Walsh

    While the headlines have faded, the effects of the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico still run deep....more

    The Taste of Sunrise

    Presented by Wheelock Family Theatre at Wheelock Family Theatre, Boston

    March 13 - March 22, 2015

    The Taste of Sunrise takes place in the mind and memory of Tuc, from the fever dreams of his childhood that took his hearing, to the language that he shares with his father of the natural...more

    God's Ear

    Presented by Actors' Shakespeare Project at Davis Square Theatre, Somerville

    March 25 - April 12, 2015

    God's Ear is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

    The manifestation of grief is a wily snake that assumes unpredictable forms. Through a most unusual use of...more

    O Ship, Aboard the Ship!

    Presented by Bad Habit Productions at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, Boston

    April 11 - April 18, 2015

     Exploring the world and its people.


    Massenet's CENDRILLON

    Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Boston University Theatre, Mainstage, Boston

    April 16 - April 19, 2015

    Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Music: Opera Institute and School of Theatre present CENDRILLON, the well-known fairy tale about a young girl wronged and her ultimate redemption...more

    Virginia Woolf's Orlando

    Presented by Bad Habit Productions at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, Boston

    April 4 - April 19, 2015

    In her stage adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s gender-bending, period-hopping novel, award-winning playwright Sarah Ruhl “is her usual unfailingly elegant, unbeatably witty self, cleverly...more

    The Hard Problem

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    April 21, 2015

    Acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love, Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead) returns to the National Theatre with his highly-anticipated new play The Hard...more

    Ulysses on Bottles

    Presented by ArtsEmerson at The Jackie Liebergott Black Box at the Paramount Center, Boston

    April 9 - April 25, 2015

    Winner of Israel Theater Prize’s Best Original Play in 2012, Gilad Evron’s poetic and poignant examination of lives in conflict receives its North American premiere from Boston’s...more

    Come Back, Little Sheba

    Presented by Huntington Theatre Company at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, Boston

    March 27 - April 26, 2015

    When Doc and Lola Delaney rent a room in their cluttered Midwestern home to Marie, a vivacious college student, her youthful energy stirs up forgotten dreams and missed opportunities. Visionary...more

    The Hour of Feeling

    Presented by '62 Center Theatre for Performing Arts at Williams College '62 Center for Theatre and Dance, Williamstown

    May 7 - May 9, 2015

    “It’s 1967 and the map of the Middle East is about to change drastically. Fueled by a love of English Romantic poetry, Adham journeys from Palestine to London with his new wife, Abir,...more

    Camelot

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, Worcester

    May 8 - May 10, 2015

    Experience Camelot’s “one brief shining moment” as Lerner and Loewe envisioned it in one of theatre’s most legendary musicals. Recount the time-honored legend of King...more

    The Outgoing Tide by Bruce Graham

    Presented by Merrimack Repertory Theatre

    April 23 - May 17, 2015

    Who gets to decide? Tormented by the menacing grip of an aging mind and with an uncertain future ahead, one man has a plan – but it is not what his family had in mind. A touching family...more

    Mothers & Sons

    Presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, Boston

    May 8 - June 6, 2015

    A 2014 Tony Nominee for Best Play, Mothers and Sons is a timely and touching new play that explores our evolving understanding of what it means to be a family. Funny, provocative, and...more

    Henry VI, Part 2

    Presented by Actors' Shakespeare Project

    May 13 - June 7, 2015

    How do you take what was probably Shakespeare's first history play, filled with more characters than any other in the canon, rife with conflicts from days gone by, mount it with a handful of...more

    After All The Terrible Things I Do

    Presented by Huntington Theatre Company at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, Boston

    May 22 - June 21, 2015

    An ordinary job interview at a local bookstore becomes much more as store-owner Linda and aspiring writer Daniel realize that their connections go far deeper than a shared love of literature....more

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