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The Bard’s cross-dressing ‘Twelfth Night’ doubles down on confusion on Common

The Bard’s cross-dressing ‘Twelfth Night’ doubles down on confusion on Common

The current “Twelfth Night” is a perfectly pleasant way to lounge on Boston’s lawn, especially for free. But it has a couple of smallish problems.

Cambridge actors add kick to ‘Cabaret’

Cambridge actors add kick to ‘Cabaret’

These are the final days for “Cabaret” at Riverside Theatre Works in Hyde Park, with actors Fran Betlyon and Danielle Kellermann in the company.

In addition to music, fundraiser tonight shows theater can help ‘the oppressed’

In addition to music, fundraiser tonight shows theater can help ‘the oppressed’

A fundraiser tonight can help a new theater company that wants to perform pieces about social issues and help people find solutions to their problems.

Workers of the world, unite, and tell about it at Story Club event coming Thursday

Workers of the world, unite, and tell about it at Story Club event coming Thursday

Story Club – a monthly literary event that operates like a poetry slam – returns Thursday with the theme “Work!” in honor of May Day.

Second Birth Story Slam is due Sunday, delivering tales ‘beyond conception’

Second Birth Story Slam is due Sunday, delivering tales ‘beyond conception’

If there’s any genre guaranteed to turn up compelling stories, it’s the tale of how we give birth, and tickets to this all-ages event are selling out fast.

Mastery of missed connections might make for a storytelling champ Thursday

Mastery of missed connections might make for a storytelling champ Thursday

It’s such a fluke that Danielle Freiman is in Thursday’s Big Mouth Off, the storytelling finals for Massmouth’s fifth season, that it could only be fate.

Students’ ‘Antigone’ production adds music, movement and social justice

Students’ ‘Antigone’ production adds music, movement and social justice

The classic Greek tragedy “Antigone” gets a reworking next month from seventh- and eighth-graders at the Fayerweather Street School.

Mike Doughty opens Sunday ‘Slutcracker’

Mike Doughty opens Sunday ‘Slutcracker’

Of course “The Slutcracker” is back at the Somerville Theatre, starting Saturday and running through Dec. 31, but this year brings something new: An opening set from Mike Doughty, the singer-songwriter and onetime lead for the band Soul Coughing.

Story Club Boston promises monthly mix of theater, literary event, open mic night

Story Club Boston promises monthly mix of theater, literary event, open mic night

With its debut Thursday, Story Club Boston becomes the latest chapter in a storytelling renaissance, and one you need to stick with to the end to see how it comes out.

Somerville theater company puts out call for writers, performers in January festival

Somerville theater company puts out call for writers, performers in January festival

Somerville’s Performing Fusion Theatre wants short plays from playwrights and to audition the actors, musicians, singers and dancers who will make them come to life at its inaugural Somerville Theatre Festival.

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