Tag Archives: Theater

Free Shakespeare on the Boston Common

Shakespeare in loveThe Commonwealth Shakespeare Company is currently hosting their annual production of a free William Shakespeare play on the Boston Common. The first show started on Wednesday evening. This year’s production of Cymbeline will run through Sunday, August 4th with performances taking place Tuesday–Saturday at 8PM, Sundays at 7PM with the exception of hosting  a 3PM matinee on Saturday, August 3rd.

Be sure to make plans so you can and enjoy an evening of Shakespeare under the stars. on the Boston Common. I’m happy to provide suggestions on where to get bites and beverages to bring with you so you needn’t carry them from home. This makes for a fun night out with friends or a great date with someone special.

Free Shakespeare on the Common

Performances are Tuesday – Saturday at 8PM & Sundays at 7PM
Click here for More Information

Tea at Five (pre-Broadway run final weeks)

bosarts, boston theaterHead over to the Huntington Theatre to see Academy Award winner Faye Dunaway portray an aging Katharine Hepburn in the pre-Broadway premiere of the acclaimed play Tea at Five!

Ensconced in her Fenwick home, Dunaway depicts a now retired Hepburn reflecting on her turbulent childhood, unlikely rise to stardom and heart-breaking 27 year affair with Spencer Tracy. Don’t miss this legendary actress in an unforgettable performance in Boston.

The show, which opened last month is in its final weeks but a few seats remain. I’ll be checking out this show with the Hollywood icon portraying one of my all-time favorite actresses, Katharine Hepburn later tonight. Have you seen the show? Let me know your thoughts. If not, learn more about the show below.

Tea at Five (pre-Broadway premiere)
Playing now through July 14th
More information & tickets here

Shakespeare on the Common presents Cymbeline

Commonwealth Shakespeare CompanyThe Commonwealth Shakespeare Company will return in less than a month with their annual production of a William Shakespeare play on the Boston Common. This year’s production of Cymbeline will start in approximately three weeks opening on Wednesday, July 17th and running through Sunday, August 4th with performances taking place Tuesday–Saturday at 8PM, Sundays at 7PM with the exception of hosting  a 3PM matinee on Saturday, August 3rd.

Free Shakespeare on the CommonPerformances are Tuesday – Saturday at 8PM & Sundays at 7PM
Click here for More Information

About Cymbeline: Shakespeare’s mystical dramedy Cymbeline chronicles the fates of King Cymbeline and his family through a journey of deception, intrigue and separation. The king’s daughter Imogen (one of Shakespeare’s most beloved heroines) is swept into a nearly mythic realm of mistaken identities, twists and turns in the all-consuming quest for true love. According to Wikipedia, the play deals with the themes of innocence and jealousy. While the precise date of composition remains unknown, the play was certainly produced as early as 1611. You can read more about the play and this year’s production here.

Gay Shorts 3 returns to Club Cafe

Open Theatre Project’s  GAY SHORTS is back for its third, featuring an evening of short plays by, for, and with LGTBQ artists from all walks of life.

This year’s  7 short plays explore the in’s and out’s of the LGTBQ experience brought to you by diverse & talented directors, actors, playwrights & crew. who share funny, relevant and irreverent short stories you won’t want to miss.

gay bostonOpen Theatre Project presents Gay Shorts
3rd Annual LGBTQ Play Festival (One Week Only)
May 30 – June 1 at Club Cafe
Purchase Your Tickets Here

Ryan Landry presents The Ebonic Woman

Gold Dust Orphans, fringe theater

Photo by Michael von Redlich

Ryan Landry and his Gold Dust Orphans are back for their final run at the Ramrod Performing Arts Centre with The Ebonic Woman, which opens next month. The new musical is a blistering take on race in America and the walls we build around ourselves to keep the status quo.

Tickets for The Ebonic Woman

Be sure to get your tickets for the brief run in Boston from May 2 – 26. For those who don’t live in the area, note that the spring productions typically return and run through the summer in Provincetown so like the Gold Dust Orphan Facebook page to stay up to date on details about this must see musical here in Boston and later this summer in Ptown.

My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m in Therapy!

bosarts, boston theaterThe international comedy hit My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m in Therapy!, featuring actor & comedian Peter J. Fogel, will be coming to the Regent Theatre in Arlington from April 24 to May 19, 2019.

One part lasagna, one part kreplach, and two parts Prozac, you don’t have to be Jewish or Italian to appreciate this show.  This hilarious one man show is a fusion of theater and stand-up comedy with the actor bringing to life more than 25 different characters.  For more information about the show, click here.

My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m in Therapy!
April 24 – May 19th at the Regent Theatre in Arlington
Buy Tickets Online or call the Box Office at (781) 646-4747

Don’t Tell Comedy has come to Boston

don't tell comedy, boston, stand up comedyHave you heard? Don’t Tell, a Los Angeles-based organization that hosts “secret” comedy shows in different locations has been hosting events here in Boston with the most recent one happening earlier this month in the South End.

Don’t Tell Comedy: Secret Shows. Secret Locations. BYOB.

Unlike traditional comedy shows, they don’t share the line up nor do they make the precise location known until noon the day of the event. Shows take place in a wide range of locations from private residences to stores around the city and are always BYOB events – so bring a flask. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $30 for a guaranteed seat. Upcoming shows in the Boston area include:

 Newbury Street – Friday, February 1st
Financial District – Friday February 8th
Back Bay – Friday, February 23rd

Intrigued? You can learn more by liking their Facebook Page and or visiting their website at, donttellcomedy.com.