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July 2016

Theatre by the Sea: The Wizard of Oz

July 20, 2016 - August 13, 2016
Theatre by the Sea, 364 Cards Pond Rd.
Wakefield, RI 02879 United States
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This family musical features the 1939 film’s iconic songs and magical special effects to transport the audience somewhere over the rainbow.

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Public Readings of New Plays

July 23, 2016 - July 24, 2016
Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, 527 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116 United States
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The Huntington Theatre Company's annual Summer Workshops, a two-week development retreat for Huntington Playwriting Fellows, will conclude in readings of three new plays. Previous plays have gone on to production both by the Huntington and other Boston companies. Readings are free and open to the public. The Magician's Daughter by Lila Rose Kaplan: Saturday, July 23, 3 p.m. From the Huntington: "This play is a Magic Show, Heartwarming and somewhat Formally Adventurous. Discretion for Viewers advised due to Potent Matters…

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September 2016

Theater: Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage

September 8, 2016 - October 9, 2016
Trinity Repertory Theatre, 201 Washington Street
Providence, RI United States
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Featuring music by acclaimed composer Dave Malloy, this rock ‘n’ roll retelling of an ancient tale also leaps forward in time to modern day academia, where a panel of academics sit and overanalyze the hero’s actions.

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Greater Boston Theater Expo

September 20, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cyclorama, 539 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02216 United States
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This annual event is dedicated to supporting, promoting and raising the profile of Greater Boston’s vibrant and gifted theatre community. Each year brings together more than 60 theater companies and individual artists and hundreds of theater lovers interested in learning about all of the performances in the area. Visitors to the event have the opportunity to meet representatives and artists from the region’s fringe, small, mid-sized, and large theatre companies, to learn about upcoming productions, and to take advantage of…

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November 2016

Theater: Intimate Apparel

November 4, 2016 - November 13, 2016
Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, 4 East Wheelock Street
Hanover, NH United States
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Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage’s portrait of a middle-aged African American seamstress in turn-of-the-century New York won the 2004 New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play.

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January 2017

Theater: The Making of a Great Moment

January 4 - January 29
Merrimack Repertory Theatre, 50 East Merrimack Street
Lowell, MA United States
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This meta play about two actors and their quest to take a magnificent work of theater on a national tour via bicycle has a comedic edge, while asking the audience a serious question—what is a great achievement, really?

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Theater: Under the Skin

January 27 - February 5
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 - February 4
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 @ 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 - April 8
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 @ 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 - August 5
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 - July 29
’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 - August 6
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 - September 2
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 @ 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 @ 8:00 am - October 15 @ 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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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 - November 19
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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