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.
In a look ahead at a week of Cambridge and Somerville events, there are holiday shopping markets with art, food, ice skating and workshops; music of the jazz and “chocolate rock” varieties; American Repertory Theater Day of Giving events; and a menorah lighting in Harvard Yard.
These looks at what’s on the big screen and streaming include “King Richard,” the story of the father behind tennis’ the Williams sisters; a holiday treat from Netflix called “A Boy Called Christmas,” a period piece of “The Electric Life of Louis Wain” and the documentary “Killing the Shepherd.”
Ridley Scott’s “House of Gucci” unfurls like an epic crime saga – think “The Godfather” (1972) by way of the hit streaming series “Succession.” It’s got devious parlor games, backroom corporate jockeying, bloody agendas and plenty of unintentional camp, which is both good and bad.