Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Boston Theatre Weekend Primer

So much theater going on that you couldn't possibly see it all.


OPENINGS:

New Repertory opens Moliere's The Misanthrope this week, heads up on the Pay What You Can tonight!

You can then pair the adventures of Alceste with the manipulations of another Moliere creation: Tartuffe with a new adaptation by Dan Bourque at the Footlight Club in Jamaica Plain.

Tony Kushner's epic play, Angels in America, begins its descent upon the BCA this weekend with the Boston Theatre Works production. (Pay What You Can on this Friday Night.)

Blowing Whistles opens at the BCA this weekend. It is Zeitgeist's first show of the new year, and it is directed by Hubreview blogger Thomas Garvey.

Douglas Carter Beane's The Little Dog Laughed, which cemented Julie White's legendary status as off broadway comedienne supreme, starts at Speakeasy Friday Night.

Three different solo performance pieces are performed by three different women at The Factory Theater. Pieces stars Amy Goldfarb, Kate Nugent and Margie Zohn. (This weekend only.)


Under the Sailing Moon is preview performance of a two person show examining Odysseus and Penelope. This weekend only at the Charlestown Working Theatre.


Continuing:

Neil's Bohr and Werner Heisenberg argue uncertainty in purgatory over at the ART's production of Michael Frayn's Copenhagen.

Antoine Feval, the one man Sherlock Holmes spoof, continues out in Stoneham.

The cast is still Adrift in Macao at the Lyric Stage.

Actors Shakespeare runs Henry V at the Gargage. (Veterans Night is tomorrow!)

A conservative, undergraduate jock and a professor of Shakespeare continue to grapple in Third at the Huntington Theatre Company.

LAST CHANCE:

Jonathan Mirin's short and entertaining solo show, Riding the Wave.com plays its last weekend at the Boston Playwright's Theater. (My brief take is here.)

This Our Youth, Kenneth Lonergan's play about New York rich kids, closes up this weekend at the BCA. Thomas Garvey's review is here.

I'll be away this weekend, and behind in my theatergoing once I get back. But there's lots out there.

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