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    Shakespeare on the Common: King Lear

    Presented by Commonwealth Shakespeare Company

    July 22 - August 9, 2015

    For Commonwealth Shakspeare Company's 20th season production of Free Shakespeare on the Common, CSC is pleased to present King Lear for the very first time. King Lear follows the journey of an aging king, faced with his own mortality and mental decline, who tries to secure the legacy of his kingdom by dividing it amongst his three daughters. Only through loss — of status, of love, of ...more


    National Theatre Live: Everyman

    Presented by ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage at Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center, Boston

    September 4 - September 6, 2015

    Everyman is successful, popular and riding high, but when Death comes calling he is forced to abandon the life he has built and embark on a last, frantic search to recruit a friend, anyone, to...more

    National Theatre Live: Man and Superman

    Presented by ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage at Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center, Boston

    September 18 - September 20, 2015

    Academy Award® nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Schindler’s List, Oedipus at the National Theatre) plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of Shaw’s witty, provocative...more

    The Boys in the Band

    Presented by Zeitgeist Stage Company at BCA Plaza Black Box, Boston

    September 11 - October 3, 2015

    Zeitgeist Stage Company opens their 15th season with "The Boys in the Band" by Mart Crowley.  The play opened in 1968 off-Broadway and is considered the first play to portray gay men in an...more

    The Royal Shakespeare Company's Othello

    Presented by ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage at Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center, Boston

    October 2 - October 4, 2015

    Othello is the greatest general of his age, a fearsome warrior, loving husband and revered defender of Venice against its enemies. But he is also an outsider whose victories have created enemies...more

    National Theatre Live: Of Mice and Men

    Presented by ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage at Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center, Boston

    October 30 - November 1, 2015

    Golden Globe® winner and Academy Award® nominee James Franco (127 Hours, Milk) and Tony Award® nominee Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids, Girls) star in the hit Broadway production Of Mice and Men,...more

    National Theatre Live: Hamlet

    Presented by ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage at Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center, Boston

    November 13 - November 15, 2015

    Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.
    Directed...more

    The Royal Shakespeare Company's Henry V

    Presented by ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage at Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center, Boston

    November 21 - November 22, 2015

    Henry IV is dead and Hal is King. With England in a state of unrest, he must leave his rebellious youth behind, striving to gain the respect of his nobility and people. After the French Dauphin...more

    Twelfth Night

    Presented by ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage at Paramount Center, Boston

    January 20 - January 30, 2016

    In this fresh, fast-paced remix of Shakespeare’s comedy, classical verse meets mayhem as two worlds collide. Olivia’s puritanical household is clashing with Sir Toby’s insatiable appetite...more

    An Octoroon

    Presented by ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage at The Jackie Liebergott Black Box at the Paramount Center, Boston

    January 29 - February 27, 2016

    The hottest play of 1859 is back! There's trouble at the plantation: no one is falling in love with who they should be, someone has been murdered, and unless the mail comes soon all hope is lost!...more

    Three Sisters

    Presented by ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage at Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College, Boston

    March 2 - March 6, 2016

    One of Russia’s premiere theatre companies presents this luminous retelling of Chekhov's masterpiece, which follows three sisters who are forced to leave Moscow for life in a provincial town....more

    Not I / Footfalls / Rockaby

    Presented by ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage at Paramount Center, Boston

    March 16 - March 20, 2016

    In this critically acclaimed staging of three one-woman plays by Samuel Beckett, directed by the playwright’s longtime friend Walter Asmus, the obsessive rhythms of existence are laid bare. In...more

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