Friday, May 09, 2008

Boston Theatre - Friday Roundup

One Time Only!

It's That Time of Year Again. The Boston Theatre Marathon invades the Wimberly Theatre at the Boston Center for the Arts on Sunday, May 11.

The day-long marathon of ten minute plays features directors, playwrights and actors from all corners of the Boston theatre community.


Last Chances

Merrimack Repertory's production of The Four of Us, the recent off-Broadway hit by Itamar Moses, closes. Reviews by Thomas Garvey, Louise Kennedy, Carolyn Clay. Catch it this weekend.

Robert William Sherwood's political play Spin ends its run at the BCA. Sandy Macdonald in the Globe, Carolyn Clay, Robin McGuire and Larry Stark at the Theatermirror, all weighed in.

Syllabus of Errors, from 11:11 Theatre Company closes up its short run at the Rehearsal Hall at the BCA.

David Lindsey Abaire won the Pulitzer a couple of years ago for his more muted Rabbit Hole, but Abaire's wacky, Durang-like style is in full effect in his play Fuddy Meers at the Piano Factory.

Opening:

The History Boys bows at the Roberts Theatre. Alan Bennett's play swept both sides of the Atlantic and spawned a film version, (surprisingly it didn't result in a TV series.) Speakeasy brings us the Boston Premiere, directed by Scott Edmiston. Louise Kennedy, Jenna Scherer, Carolyn Clay, and Thomas Garvey have reviews out.

Oscar Wilde, (the original History Boy), wrote one of the most enduring comedies the Western world has known. The Importance of Being Earnest opens at the Lyric Stage this weekend.

Cardenio opens at the American Repertory Theatre this weekend.

Ongoing:

Ryan Landry's Whizzin' skewers the Wizard of Oz with one of the hardest working productions you will see in Boston.

Dessa Rose has one more weekend at the New Repertory in Watertown.

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