Boston University and the Huntington Theatre Company released a joint press release yesterday announcing they were dissolving their 33-year old partnership. As a result, Huntington will have to vacate their facility at 264 Huntington Ave. BU will immediately list that property for sale, along with the two buildings adjacent. Read more.
The ski and snowboard films shown at the Boston Winter Film Festival are an awesome blend of creativity and raw power; nature and technology; awe, fear, and excitement. The event features some of 2014's best winter films, shot on location in some of the remote mountain ranges on earth and right here in our own backyards, on our city streets, and at our favorite local resorts.
With cameos from starring athletes and film
We're writing here to announce a new project commemorating the Circle Cinema, which has been a Brighton landmark since 1940. The theater, and its iconic CIRCLE sign, are scheduled to meet the wrecking ball later this year.
We are a photographer and a sociologist who have teamed up to collect memories, photos, and opinions of the theater and its sign (positive, negative, indifferent). We are also looking to interview folks with stories to tell about the theater. Was your first date at the Circle? Work the concession stand in high school? See a memorable film there that has stayed with you ever since? We want to hear from you.
Fort Point Theatre Channel presents The Land, a new play written by Jessica Litwak, with Amir al-Azraki. Directed by Marc S. Miller, production design by Anne Loyer. Workshop performances: May 16-18, Thurs.-Fri. at 8 pm; Sat. 7 & 9 pm. Tickets: free, donations welcome. Held at 10 Channel Center Street, Fort Point, Boston, MA 02210. For general information, http://www.fortpointtc.org, 617.750.8900.
Local theatre artist Danny Bryck performs his one-man documentary play "No Room for Wishing," chronicling the story of the occupation of Dewey Square, using the exact words of the people involved. Co-produced by Company One and Central Square Theater, playing at the Boston Center for the Arts this weekend and Central Square Theater 9/30-10/9.
Cambridge, Mass. — Tickets are on sale now for George V. Higgins’ The Friends of Eddie Coyle, Stickball Productions’ world premiere stage adaptation of the quintessential Boston crime novel. The production runs Dec. 8–Jan. 15 at Oberon in Harvard Square, for tickets, visit www.thefriendsofeddiecoyle.com
It is the winter of ‘69 in Boston and Eddie Coyle is a bottom of the barrel hood attempting to stay alive and out of jail among his “friends” – cops, bartenders, radical hippies, bank robbers, hit men and informants. Weeks away from a prison sentence for trucking stolen booze, Eddie’s making a few bucks supplying the guns for a rash of brazen bank heists, while looking to tip someone in for a kind word to the judge.
George V. Higgins’ classic novel has been called the “best crime novel ever written” by Elmore Leonard, and literary scholars have compared his unforgiving and realistic depiction of Boston’s underworld with the works of Dickens, Dostoevsky, and Balzac. Through dialogue quintessentially Bostonian, and the most poignant homage to Bobby Orr and the ’69-’70 Boston Bruins in literature, The Friends of Eddie Coyle has set the bar for Boston crime stories for nearly 40 years.
Widely regarded as the greatest Boston crime novel ever written, a staged reading of a new theatrical adaptation of George V. Higgins’ The Friends of Eddie Coyle will be performed at The Burren, Somerville, on Nov. 13 at 3 p.m.
Unreliable Narrator Theater Group announces UN-Vaudeville, a showcase of independent artists from the comedy, music, theater, and burlesque scenes of the Greater Boston area. It's happening Tuesday, March 30 at 8 PM at Johnny D's in Davis Square for a $10 cover.
This spectacular evening will be hosted by K’Tharr, an interstellar warrior-bunny last seen in 2009’s production of "Paranormal." It is a fundraiser for the next Unreliable Narrator production, a sci-fi musical comedy in August. In addition to scenes from the August show, "UN-Vaudeville" will include:
The Boston Firefly Project is a local Amnesty International chapter of young professionals that provides opportunities for grassroots human rights advocacy, education and networking through community-based events in the Boston area.
Join us and support local human rights work with a comedy fundraiser at the Improv Asylum on Friday, February 6 at 8pm!
Call the Box Office and use code word “Firefly” when purchasing your $20 ticket and the BFP will receive 50% of the profits! To order your tickets, call (617) 263-6887.
October 10 and 11, 8:00 PM
Cambridge Family YMCA Theatre, 820 Mass Ave in Central Square
Tickets: $11 in advance, $12 at the door
"RACE," a play based on the Studs Terkel book of the same name for is playing in Charlestown January 19 through February 3.
The Chicago Sun-Times says:
"Based on the national bestseller, RACE uncovers the true thoughts and emotions of ordinary Americans, both black and white, about this
country's most explosive issue. We see bus drivers, college students,civil rights workers, Klansmen, doctors, interracial couples and many
more struggling with their feelings on affirmative action, drugs,prejudice, and dashed hopes, revealing attitudes that few are willing