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Tale of Harvard professor’s arrest is retold with music in project by Arlington writer

Tale of Harvard professor’s arrest is retold with music in project by Arlington writer

Lee Phenner, with the help of many friends, is reimagining the 2009 tale of Harvard’s professor Gates, a Cambridge police sergeant and President Barack Obama.

Black Friday’s all about Bowie, burlesque with this ‘Oh! You Pretty Things’ tribute

Black Friday’s all about Bowie, burlesque with this ‘Oh! You Pretty Things’ tribute

If Black Friday is going to be a tradition, chanteuse Niki Luparelli has a way to make it cool: Make it about the coolest person ever, David Bowie.

Charlie Brown, ‘Venus Hottentot’ stories get stage time tonight in ‘Dark Comedies’

Charlie Brown, ‘Venus Hottentot’ stories get stage time tonight in ‘Dark Comedies’

The story of the so-called “Venus Hottentot” and a glimpse into the adult life of Charlie Brown are among four original comedy plays tonight in Davis Square.

You can’t put a price on relief, but A.R.T. knows worth of women’s restroom stall

You can’t put a price on relief, but A.R.T. knows worth of women’s restroom stall

There’s so much to say about the Artistic Repertory Theater’s crowdfunding campaign, which improves the bar as well as adding stalls to a women’s restroom.

‘Bring Us Your Women’ project fundraises to perform new stories of timeless figures

‘Bring Us Your Women’ project fundraises to perform new stories of timeless figures

Mary Magdalene, Eve, Isis, the Queen of Sheba, Ishtar, Delilah, Joan of Arc and more are all explored in this multimedia project.

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.

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