The upcoming season at the Central Square Theater has been announced, continuing a focus on themes of science and diversity. The four-play season will be the first without co-founder Debra Wise as artistic director of the Underground Railway theater company, who said diversity was a reason for her departure.
The setup of this historically accurate play has great potential for a discussion of what it means to be a woman in (what is largely perceived as) a man’s field and what it means for a woman to step into any number of possible roles in her life. But it doesn’t allow for much of anything approaching subtlety.
“Rocky Horror” combines 1950s science fiction, pre-slasher “B” horror movies and a tale of sexual awakenings set to a rock ’n’ roll score, delivering musical theater lovers their first full-scale musical in Greater Boston since the pandemic began. It’s a much-needed blast of full-throttle exuberance.
It will feel almost pre-pandemic Saturday as Harvard Square’s Club Passim holds its campfire. music festival and Vermont’s Bread & Puppet Theater makes its annual pilgrimage for a Cambridge performance – though that can make it feel so pre-pandemic that it may seem like the early 1970s again.