November Staff Picks

It’s November already and winter is coming. As you patiently wait to stuff your face with turkey later this month, check out these selections of unique arts experiences that will inspire lively conversations around your Thanksgiving meal.

Every 28 Hours Plays: Company One Theatre at Museum of Fine Arts
November 5
They say that every 28 hours, a black person in the U.S. is killed by vigilante, security guard, or the police. This widely shared and hotly contested statistic has brought the arts community together from all over the country for a series of coordinated readings and conversations around gun violence and social justice. This collaboration of storytelling is also in partnership with Boston Arts Academy, Central Square Theater, Harvard Black Community and Student Theater Group, and The Theatre Offensive.

Akeelah and the Bee: Wheelock Family Theatre
Now – November 20 | BosTix Deal Available
Can you spell the longest English word in the dictionary? I bet Akeelah can! Akeelah and the Bee is based on the super sweet and inspiring movie of an 11 year-old girl who, against all odds, tries to make it all the way to the Scripps National Spelling Bee competition. The fact that Wheelock Family Theatre is bringing this story to the stage is beyond fantastic!

Mala: ArtsEmerson at Emerson/Paramount Center
Now – November 20 | BosTix Deal Available
Having had the pleasure of being a student of the brilliant Melinda Lopez, it’s even more of a pleasure to watch her bring her thoughtful and nuanced stories to life on stage. “’Mala’ means ‘bad.’ Not that you have done something bad, but that you are, in your core, bad.” This powerful one-woman show asks what happens when you try to be good but don’t always succeed.

Top Eye Open: Hibernian Hall
November 10 – 19
If you’ve every been on the Black Heritage Trail, a fantastic tour and history of the free black community living on Beacon Hill in the 19th century, you will have heard the story of Anthony Burns. Top Eye Open is a play with music about Burns, who was the first person arrested in Boston and tried under the Fugitive Slave Act. It’s a pretty neat story and fascinating part of Boston history you rarely hear. After you see Top Eye Open, check out The Black Heritage Trail. It’s FREE and offered by the National Park Services.

Hail, Mary! Mother and Warrior: La Donna Musicale – RUMBARROCO at United Parish in Brookline
November 13
What’s so wonderful about La Donna Musicale – RUMBARROCO is that the ensemble is dedicated to producing work from Renaissance, Baroque, Classical and Contemporary composers who are all women! This concert in particular focuses on the music of Italian nun composers from the 17th century.

Vicky George, Membership and Capacity Building Manager

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