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  • A Good Death

    A play exploring a collision of mothers, daughters, chosen family, and queer identity. Presented by Also Known As Theatre from August 16, 2018 through September 2, 2018.

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  • Our Dear Dead Drug Lord

    This new play by Alexis Scheer, directed by Rebecca Bradshaw, dares you to dive into a world of millennial brujeria with a gang of viciously vulnerable teenage girls.

    Presented by Off the Grid Theatre Company, August 17 - September 1, 2018.

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  • Candide

    Opera del West presents a fully staged performance of Leonard Bernstein's comic masterpiece "Candide".  Presented by Opera del West, Aug. 24 & 25, 2018.

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  • [Miss]

    Based on true events, [Miss] tells the explosive story of Dr. Frances Kelsey's epic battle with the William S. Merrell Company over the introduction of thalidomide into the United States. Presented by Hardly Working Productions, Aug. 24 - Sept. 8, 2018.

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  • The Niceties

    In this explosive story, a black student and a white professor – both brilliant, both liberal – meet to discuss a paper about slavery's role in the American Revolution. A polite conversation becomes a powder keg of race, history, and privilege, and neither woman will ever be the same. An entertaining and provocative nail-biter, written by Boston native Eleanor Burgess and directed by Broadway veteran Kimberly Senior (Disgraced), that everyone will be talking about.

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  • Between Riverside And Crazy

    Winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama! Stephen Adly Guirgis’ dark urban comedy explores, with both street-smart wit and disarming tenderness,the slippery nature of justice, and the grit it takes to move on. In an effort to hang on to one of Manhattan’s last great rent-stabilized apartments, ex-copWalter “Pops” Washington does battle with a dazzling array of outlandish characters, each one a celebration of the glorious contradictions thatmake up human nature. Presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company, Sep 14 - Oct 13, 2018.

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  • VICUNA

    In his Upper East Side atelier, a bespoke tailor, Anselm Kassar, is persuaded by the vulgar real estate mogul turned presidential candidate Kurt Seaman to make him the perfect suit. A suit to “stun them” at the final debate before the election, a suit for him to wear while he takes on his unnamed female opponent. Presented by Zeitgeist Stage Company, Sep 14 - Oct 6, 2018.

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  • Puppet Showplace Theater presents Meet Fred by Hijinx Theatre of Wales

    Meet Fred is a grown-up puppetry performance by one of the world's leading inclusive theater companies about a lovable puppet with an authentic British accent whose life begins to spiral out of control. Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater from 09/27/18 - 09/30/18.

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  • Sherlock's Last Case

    Take a trip to Baker Street with the legendary Sherlock Holmes and his trusted sidekick Dr. Watson, to solve the seemingly perfect crime. When a threat is made against Holmes‘s life by the son of his longtime nemesis, Moriarty, not everything is as it appears. The game’s afoot with equal parts hilarity and intrigue in the long-overdue Boston premiere of this murderously funny comedy-thriller, directed by Huntington favorite Maria Aitken (Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 StepsBedroom Farce).

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  • Fun Home

    Winner of five Tony Awards including Best Musical! Fun Home is a heartbreaking and fiercely funny new show about seeing one’s parents throughgrown-up eyes. Based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling memoir, this groundbreaking musical introduces us to Alison at three different ages, revealingmemories that celebrate the curiosity of childhood and the complexities of family. Presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company, Oct 19- Nov 17, 2018.

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  • Twist & Shout! An Evening of Dance, Music and Spoken Word

    Twist & Shout! An Evening of Dance, Music and Spoken Word is OrigiNation's annual benefit to celebrate our 24th anniversary and raise funds to support our programs. Presented by OrigiNation Cultural Arts Center on October 20, 2018.

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  • Man in the Ring

    Man in the Ring is the incredible true story of six-time world champion boxer Emile Griffith and the fatal fight he could never forget. This sweeping tale covers Emile’s humble beginnings in the Virgin Islands, his passionate love affairs, and the infamous, lifechanging Madison Square Garden match against his archrival. He searches for redemption and must confront his past in this epic new play, imbued with warmth and the sounds of the Caribbean.

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  • Secrets and Illusions

    Join master illusionist Ivan Amodei on an epic journey to discover the secrets of life in his brand new stage show SECRETS & ILLUSIONS.  Boston Globe boasts ”Magic with a Message.” Ivan’s signature style of thought-provoking vignettes, paired with his remarkable approach to illusion, audience participation, and storytelling.  Presented by Eclipse Production Studios December 26 - 31, 2018. 

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  • Small Mouth Sounds

    One of the New York Times' Top Ten Plays of 2015! Six strangers in search of serenity meet at a wellness retreat for what they all hope will be a life-changing five-day experience in this hit Off-Broadwaycomedy by Bess Wohl. Though it employs very little dialogue, there is nothing quiet about Small Mouth Sounds, a luminous and compassionate new play that asks how we address life’s biggest questions when words fail us. Presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company, Jan 4 - Feb 2, 2019.

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  • A Doll's House, Part 2

    Nora famously slammed the door on her marriage, leaving her husband and children behind in Ibsen’s groundbreaking classic, but what happened to the iconic heroine next? This audacious sequel imagines her 15 years later as a successful writer and independent woman, urgently seeking to finalize her divorce. Universally acclaimed on Broadway, this smart and sophisticated new comedy raises fascinating questions about marriage and the ways the roles of women have – and haven’t – changed. (Please note: you will enjoy this play whether you are familiar with Ibsen or not!)

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  • Spamilton: An American Parody

    Don’t miss this “convulsively funny” (The New York Times) musical parody from the comic mastermind behind the long-running hit Forbidden Broadway. After tearing it up in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, Spamilton: An American Parody fulfills its manifest destiny by conquering Boston for a limited time only. The Huffington Post raves “you don’t have to see Hamilton to have side-splitting fun at Spamilton.”

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  • Once

    Winner of 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical! An exceptional ensemble of actor/musicians bring to life this enchanting tale of an unexpected romance between a down-on-his-luck Dublin streetmusician and a lively, determined Czech immigrant. Winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, Once is an unforgettable story that remindsus of the importance of going for our dreams, and the power of music to connect us all. Presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company, Mar 1 - 30, 2019.

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  • Romeo and Juliet

    Impassioned young lovers are caught between the violence and prejudices of their feuding families in Shakespeare’s most famous and enduring love story. In helming the first Shakespeare play produced by the Huntington in eight years, Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois brings an exhilarating and modern sensibility to this timeless classic about the intensity and joy of first love and attraction amid a dangerously divided community.

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  • Indecent

    Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel’s captivating new play with music took Broadway by storm last year and now Rebecca Taichman recreates her Tony Award-winning production for Boston audiences. Inspired by the true story of Sholem Asch’s controversial play God of Vengeance and the passionate artists who risked their lives to perform it, this riveting and richly theatrical backstage drama is a fierce indictment of censorship and a joyful celebration of art and love.

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  • School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play

    One of the New York Times' Top Plays of 2017! Paulina’s reign as the haughty ‘queen bee’ at Ghana’s most exclusive boarding school may be over when Ericka, the daughter of a local cocoa tycoon,transfers in from Ohio for her senior year. Throwing unsparing light on questions of ambition, deceit, and the ultimate value of a fair-skinnedcomplexion, this biting comedy by Jocelyn Bioh reinvents the American “Mean Girl” genre to explore the universal similarities (and glaring differences)facing teenage women across the globe. Presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company, May 3 - 25, 2019. 

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  • The View Upstairs

    Best Musical Nominee -- Off-Broadway Alliance Awards! When Wes, a young fashion designer from 2017, buys an abandoned building in the French Quarter of New Orleans, he finds himself transportedto the UpStairs Lounge, a vibrant seventies gay bar. As this forgotten community comes to life, Wes embarks on an exhilarating journey of selfexplorationthat spans two generations of gay history. Featuring a gritty, glam rock score and a tight-knit ensemble of unforgettable characters, TheView UpStairs asks what has been gained and lost in the fight for equality, and how the past can help guide us through an uncertain future. Presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company, May 31 - Jun 22, 2019.

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  • Yerma

    Yerma, a young wife, wants nothing more than to have a child and become a devoted mother. As she watches her friends start their families, she begins to question her own value as a woman. Her desperate desire turns into an all-consuming obsession with devastating consequences. Beloved by Boston audiences, Huntington Playwright-in-Residence Melinda Lopez reinvents Lorca’s classic masterpiece, infusing this searing drama with flamenco-inspired music and heart.

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