The past five years have seen Harvard’s A.R.T. do a reliable business sending plays from Cambridge to Broadway, but that may not be the case for the upcoming season.
The heavy hitters are coming in the four-play season announced last week by the Somerville-based Actors’ Shakespeare Project, including “Hamlet,” “The Tempest” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “Edward II” by Christopher Marlowe. It starts in October.
The connection between colonialism and the Black Lives Matter movement gets made explicit at a free event Tuesday at the Central Square Theater, with scenes from the play “The Convert” followed by a moderated discussion between the actors and audience.
Just as the country becomes fully engrossed by the questions of who succeeds Barack Obama in the White House, the Actors’ Shakespeare Project brings the succession drama “Richard II” to Central Square for a three-week run.
Before getting to its season of staged productions – Neil Simon’s “Barefoot in the Park” and the sexy jazz musical “The Wild Party” – the Harvard Square nonprofit theater company Moonbox Productions is starting with its second annual fundraiser cabaret.
There have been celebrity guests at “Slutcracker” before, but the local holiday tradition has an opening night guest this year that may never be topped.
Wrapping up its 11th season, the Somerville-based Actors’ Shakespeare Project is also swapping out an executive producer and board president, renewing its focus on education and looking for its first director of marketing in nearly four years.
It’s worth asking why the Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club chose “Jake’s Women,” playing through this weekend at the university’s Agassiz Theater. But the answer is actually pretty good.
An apocalyptic lesbian fringe sci-fi horror musical – that’s the official description – has two weeks to find the funding to guarantee its four-show premiere in September.
Earthquakes haven’t been a big concern here since 1755, but now there’s “The Big One,” a musical play by Liv Cummins whose epicenter is Lesley University.