Boston’s local theater scene is back after taking the summer off and the fall line up has a little bit of something for everyone. Below are just a handful of local theater companies and productions opening this month. Peruse the list and feel free to add others I’ve omitted in the comments section.
Eight by Tenn: Short Plays by Tennessee Williams by the Zeitgeist Theater at the Boston Center for the Arts Sept 2 – Oct 9
Not able to go to the Tennessee Williams Theater in Festival in Provincetown later this month? No worries check out these eight one act plays by the gay playwright.
Company at The Lyric Stage Co. Sept. 2 – Oct 9
This musical offers an insightful, and often hilarious look at modern relationships. It looks like a great show to go see with friends or a date.
Marjorie Prime at the Central Square Theater Sept 8 – Oct 9
In the not too distant future artificial intelligence helps 85-year-old Marjorie, a woman whose memory is fading, by keeping her company by a handsome, younger version of her husband Walter, programmed to talk with her about her past. What would we choose to remember – or forget – if given the chance?
Significant Other at the SpeakEasy Stage Company Sept 9 – Oct 8
This play centers on a 20-something gay man who is dealing with the fact that his closest girlfriends are all getting married while he is stuck trying to find his happily ever after in Joshua Harmon’s play.
Sunday in the Park with George, Huntington Theater Sept. 9 – Oct 16
A Sondheim masterpiece that focuses on enigmatic painter Georges Seurat and his search for love, inspiration and “the art of making art.”
Carmen by The BLO at the Boston Opera House Sept 23 – Oct 2
The Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) celebrates 40 years opening this season with an updated take on the classic opera.
The Plough and the Stars at the A.R.T. Sept 24 – Oct 9
As revolution sweeps Ireland, the residents of a Dublin tenement take shelter. Sean O’Casey—one of Ireland’s most renowned and controversial playwrights—captures a conflict between idealism and ordinary lives.
Priscilla Queen of the Desert by Fiddlehead Theater Sept 30 – Oct 9
Who doesn’t love this story of two drag queens and a middle aged transgender woman named Bernadette who take a bus through the Australian outback?
Plan a night out to attend one of these productions from a local theater company with friends or someone special. Not only can I assure you that you will have a great time, but you will also be supporting Boston’s theater scene.