Friday, January 11, 2013

Boston Theater - Friday Roundup

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2013 is getting into full swing with a lot of openings 

Here are some of the shows you can see in and around the Hub this weekend: 

Opening 

  • A variety of Boston's best actresses are on the boards at the Lyric Stage for 33 Variations
  • Ralph Ellison's iconic novel Invisible Man is brought into theatrical view at the Huntington Theater Company. (Photo above.) 
  • Whistler in the Dark, (fresh off their triumph with Tales from Ovid,)presents the seldom produced Caryl Churchill play Vinegar Tom at the Calderwood Pavilion. 
  • Anne Hathaway may win an Oscar this year, but previously that name was most commonly associated with Shakespeare's wife. The Bard's spouse is brought to life in a one-woman play Shakespeare's Will at the Merrimack Repertory Theater. 
  • For those who want to start the theatrical New Year with a little Sondheim, New Rep presents Marry Me a Little, a revue of the composer's music. 
  • Flat Earth Theater Company dashes off A Memorandum at the Arsenal Center for the Arts. The play, by Vaclav Havel, is satire of bureacracies. 
  • Christmas season may be in the rear-view mirror, but Imaginary Beasts are back with their annual winter panto, this year is Legend of Sleepy Hollow.


Ongoing:

  • David Cromer's landmark production of Thornton Wilder's Our Town continues at the Huntington Theater Company. 
  • The Broadway bound Pippin keeps tumbling at the American Repertory Theater. 


 (Photo Credit: Teagle F. Bougere in the Huntington Theatre Company's production of INVISIBLE MAN. Photo by T. Charles Erickson)

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