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January 2017

Theater: Under the Skin

January 27, 2017 - February 5, 2017
The Public Theater, 31 Maple Street
Lewiston, ME United States
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Central Maine’s favorite professional theater stages a humorous new play that explores family relationships and unrealistic expectations when Raina’s ailing, less-than-perfect father needs something she is not ready to give—her kidney.

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Theater: ‘Tis a Pity She’s a Whore

January 31, 2017 - February 4, 2017
Yale University Theatre, 222 York Street
New Haven, CT United States
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Jacobean playwright John Ford’s best-known tragedy is a brutally violent presentation of a brother and sister’s incestuous relationship. Image: Poster image for ‘Tis a Pity She’s a Whore, 2017, written by John Ford and directed by Jesse Rasmussen. Image courtesy of Yale School of Drama.

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February 2017

Theater: Room

February 8, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Stockbridge Theatre, Pinkerton Academy, 5 Pinkerton Street
Derry, NH United States
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This solo performance by SITI Company channels the writings of Virginia Woolf in an exploration of what we still need in the 21st century: room to breathe, to imagine and to create. Image: Ellen Lauren in Room, directed by Anne Bogart, adapted by Jocelyn Clarke and created by SITI Company. Photo: Chasi Annexy. Image courtesy of SITI Company.

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March 2017

Theater: Rope

Presented in black-box intensity by The Growing Stage, this 1929 play is a gruesome thriller long thought to be based on a true crime.

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April 2017

Theater: Arcadia

April 6, 2017 - April 8, 2017
Wright Memorial Theatre, 96 Chateau Road
Middlebury, VT United States
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Tom Stoppard’s science-imbued play features an ancient tortoise, a table of objects from both past and present, chaos theory, landscape architecture, and—of course—romance.

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May 2017

Theater: Freedom Café

May 5, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Everett Stage, 9 Duncan Avenue
Providence, RI United States
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Everett Company’s Freedom Café presents an opportunity for dialogue among artists, activists and the community. This unique performance and conversation will examine mass incarceration.

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July 2017

Theater: Tenderly

July 13, 2017 - August 5, 2017
Weston Rod & Gun Club, 982 Route 100
Weston, VT United States
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Weston Playhouse Theatre Company, Vermont’s longest-running professional theater, presents the story of Rosemary Clooney’s rise from her Kentucky upbringing to Hollywood fame.

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Theater: The Clean House

July 19, 2017 - July 29, 2017
’62 Center for Theatre and Dance, Williams College, 1000 Main Street
Williamstown, MA United States
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This 2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist by Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl is a comedy involving a talented physician, a Brazilian housekeeper and many Portuguese jokes. The Clean House poster. Image courtesy the Williamstown Theatre Festival.

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August 2017

Theater: The Tempest

August 2, 2017 - August 6, 2017
Guilford Town Green, 43 Park Street
Guilford, CT United States
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Shakespeare on the Shoreline is the Shoreline Arts Alliance’s annual presentation of classic theater in a park on the beautiful coast of Connecticut.

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Theater: Appropriate

August 15, 2017 - September 2, 2017
Westport County Playhouse, 25 Powers Court
Westport, CT United States
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Written by 2016 MacArthur Fellowship (or “Genius Grant”) recipient Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, this amusing play follows the Lafayette children as they discover a startling relic of their father’s past in an old Arkansas plantation.

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September 2017

Greater Boston Theater Expo

September 12, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cyclorama, 539 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02216 United States
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More than 60 theater companies across the Greater Boston area share information about their upcoming seasons and chances to score Expo-only discounts and prizes.  Free, but RSVPs are encouraged. See event website for details.

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Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill

September 19, 2017 @ 8:00 am - October 15, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Portland Stage, 25A Forest Avenue
Portland, ME United States
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One of playwright Lanie Robertson’s many works celebrating iconic artists, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill takes a poignant look back at Billie Holiday’s life, loves and losses.

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October 2017

From Here to Eternity

October 4, 2017 @ 8:00 am - November 29, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Ogunquit Playhouse, 10 Maine Street
Ogunquit, ME 03907 United States
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The North American premiere of award-winning lyricist Tim Rice’s new musical based on James Jones’ novel is set in Hawaii in the weeks before the infamous 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.

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November 2017

The Other Mozart

Written and performed by award-winning actress and playwright Sylvia Milo, The Other Mozart uses lines taken directly from family letters to tell the forgotten story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s talented sister Maria Anna (Nannerl).

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Gardens Speak

November 8, 2017 - November 19, 2017
Emerson Paramount Center, 559 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111 United States
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Lebanese artist Tania El Khoury brings her interactive staging of oral histories from the 2011 Syrian uprising to Boston following a sold-out performance at the Under The Radar Festival in New York.

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December 2017

Holiday Cirque Spectacular

December 16, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT United States
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Cirque de la Symphonie performs acrobatic feats set to festive music played live by the Hartford Symphony Orchestra. Two performances on December 16: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

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January 2018

Ada/Ava

January 10 - January 14
Emerson Paramount Center, 559 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111 United States
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Manual Cinema adds a theatrical spin to film making in Ada/Ava, an immersive visual story that combines cinematic techniques, handmade shadow puppetry and music to create a live film onstage. Image caption: ADA/AVA. Photo Credit: Yi Zhao

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Feeding the Dragon

January 11 - February 4
Hartford Stage, 50 Church St
Hartford, CT United States
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In this autobiographical performance, Sharon Washington plays nearly 20 characters to tell the true story of growing up in the custodial apartment of a Manhattan library.

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Doublewide

January 24 - February 11
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, 153 Main St
Burlington, VT United States
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This world premiere play by Stephen Spotswood follows a blue-collar family as they fight to achieve their version of the American Dream: replacing their double wide trailer with a home.

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February 2018

Chemical Imbalance: A Jekyll and Hyde Play

February 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hammond Hall, 427 Main Street
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Each month, Meetinghouse Theatre Lab pushes the limits of theater with its Out of the Hat! performance of a play that is cast at noon, when actors read the script for the first time, and then performed at 7 p.m. on the same day.

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