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    The Department of Visual and Performing Arts presents "The Shape of Things"

    Presented by The Rogers Center for the Arts at Merrimack College at Rogers Center for the Arts, North Andover

    October 23 - October 25, 2014

    The Shape of Things tells the story of young art student Evelyn, and shy, insecure student Adam, who become entangled in a steamy affair after meeting in a museum. Evelyn decides to give her new boyfriend a makeover, but just how far will she go? Set at a university, LaBute’s modern-day telling of the fall of man is nothing less than dangerously seductive and challenges our deeply entrenched ideas ...more


    Met Opera Live in HD- Carmen

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    November 2, 2014

    Richard Eyre’s mesmerizing production of Bizet’s steamy melodrama returns with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili singing her signature role of the ill-fated gypsy temptress....more

    Haunted Dinner Theater - Ding Dong, The Witch Is Dead!

    Presented by Mystery Cafe and New England Fun

    September 19 - November 7, 2014

    Join us the Haunted Dinner Theater presented by the Mystery Cafe as we present our show “Ding-Dong! The Witch is Dead!” this fall at the iconic Hawthorne Hotel in Salem’s...more

    Shida - A New Musical in Development

    Presented by American Repertory Theater and Oberon at OBERON, Cambridge

    November 5 - November 7, 2014

    Broadway veteran Jeannette Bayardelle (The Color Purple) returns to A.R.T. after 2010’s Best of Both Worlds with her inspirational one-woman...more

    Dancing at Lughnasa

    Presented by Emerson Stage at Emerson College at Semel Theater, Boston

    November 6 - November 9, 2014

    By Brian Friel
    Directed by Courtney O'Connor

    Ballybeg, County Donegal, Ireland. During the...more

    Dear Elizabeth

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

    October 17 - November 9, 2014

    A play in letters from Elizabeth Bishop to Robert Lowell and back again.

    Told through the extensive and imaginative correspondence between two of the 20th century’s most important...more

    TCAN Players present Deathtrap

    Presented by TCAN - The Center for Arts in Natick at The Center for Arts in Natick, Natick

    November 7 - November 9, 2014

    A down-on-his-luck playwright's student tells him that he has written the perfect suspense play and will bring it to the playwright's Connecticut home that night. The suspense over whether...more

    Three Sisters

    Presented by Harvard Radcliffe Dramatic Club at Loeb Drama Center, Cambridge

    November 7 - November 15, 2014

    With a new translation by Sarah Ruhl, this reconstruction of Chekhov’s iconic play looks at the beauty, darkness, and perverse humor of lives spent playing make-believe.
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    Dusk Rings a Bell by Stephen Belber

    Presented by Merrimack Repertory Theatre

    October 23 - November 16, 2014

    What’s more powerful – a kiss or a crime?
    Molly and Ray unexpectedly meet 25 years after their teenage romance. Though their kiss has had a lasting effect on both of them, the...more

    A Disappearing Number

    Presented by Central Square Theater at Central Square Theater, Cambridge

    October 16 - November 16, 2014

    In 1913 a clerk in rural India, Ramanujan, sends a letter to the renowned Cambridge mathematician, G.H. Hardy, containing an extraordinary series of theorems. What ensues is a legendary,...more

    Mary Shelley

    Presented by Wellesley College Theatre at Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre, Wellesley

    November 12 - November 16, 2014

    (New England premiere) “We cannot let our lives be small. There is no life but loving.” This compelling new drama explores a crucial episode in the early life of Mary...more

    TCAN Players present Deathtrap

    Presented by TCAN - The Center for Arts in Natick at The Center for Arts in Natick, Natick

    November 13 - November 16, 2014

    A down-on-his-luck playwright's student tells him that he has written the perfect suspense play and will bring it to the playwright's Connecticut home that night. The suspense over whether...more

    Judy! A Legendary Film Career

    Presented by Arts at the Armory at Arts at the Armory, Somerville

    November 16, 2014

    Emmy Award-winning producer/writer John Fricke reviews highlights from Garland's historic motion picture work, tracing her on-screen performance arc from age seven as one of the Gumm Sisters...more

    Chosen Child

    Presented by Boston Playwrights' Theatre

    October 30 - November 22, 2014

    Three generations of mothers and memories combine to change the fate of a schizophrenic man at the Port Authority Bus Terminal as he waits for a sister he hardly knows, to fulfill an agreement...more

    Hamlet

    Presented by '62 Center Theatre for Performing Arts

    November 20 - November 22, 2014

    What is it about this play, so apparently simple in its premise, that makes it so endlessly engaging to anyone in any era, anywhere? Why have generations of theatre-makers and their audiences over...more

    Georgetown Theatre Workshop's Production of Agatha Christie's The Hollow

    Presented by Georgetown Theatre Workshop

    November 14 - November 22, 2014

    The Hollow is an unhappy game of romantic follow-the-leader which explodes into murder.  Dr. Cristow is at the center of the trouble when his mistress Henrietta, ex-mistress Veronica,...more

    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...more

    Daniel: A Medieval Masterpiece Revisited

    Presented by The Boston Camerata

    November 21 - November 23, 2014

    The Trinity Concert Series welcomes the Boston Camerata as they celebrate their 60th anniversary with a new production of The Play of Daniel, featuring the Trinity Choristers. This powerful...more

    Krapp's Last Tape and The Dumb Waiter

    Presented by Boston Center for American Performance and Boston University College of Fine Arts at Boston University Theatre, Lane-Comley Studio 210, Boston

    November 12 - November 23, 2014

    Boston Center for American Performance (BCAP), the professional extension of the Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Theatre, presents this evening of one-acts from two of the most...more

    The Real Thing by Tom Stoppard

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

    November 8 - November 23, 2014

     "So packed with wit, ideas and feelings ... Stoppard's most moving play and the most bracing play anyone has written about love and marriage in years." - The New York...more

    Ruby Wax: Sane New World

    Presented by Oberon and American Repertory Theater at OBERON, Cambridge

    November 18 - November 23, 2014

    Written by & featuring Ruby Wax

    Comedian, writer, and mental health campaigner Ruby Wax shows us how our minds can jeopardize our sanity in this one-woman show inspired by her book,...more

    The Conference of the Birds

    Presented by Brandeis Theater Company at Spingold Theater Center, Waltham

    November 20 - November 23, 2014

    The Conference of the Birds
    By Peter Brook and Jean-Claude Carriere
    Based on the poem by Farid ud-Din Attar
    Directed by Hafiz Karmali

    All the birds of the world...more

    The Trojan Women

    Presented by Boston College at Boston College, Robsham Theater Arts Center, Chestnut Hill

    November 20 - November 23, 2014

    Euripides’ play follows the fates of the women of Troy after their city has been sacked, their husbands killed, and their remaining families are about to be taken away as slaves. The grief...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

    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

    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 season. If Phédre is troubled by her family's erotic history, it may come as no...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

    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

    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

    Enter ancient Persia, and be transformed by the power of storytelling. The Nora Theatre Company and Underground Railway Theater revive their award-winning production (2012 Independent Reviewers of...more

    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

    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 The Davis Square Theater , 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

    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

    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

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