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Paranoia and rigid, societal codes mark the landscape of ‘Fellow Travelers’
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Paranoia and rigid, societal codes mark the landscape of ‘Fellow Travelers’
The year is 1953. Starched suits, Jello molds and McCarthyism are all the rage. In BLO’s “Fellow Travelers,” showing at the Emerson Paramount Stage November 13-17, the era comes to life in a performance eerily relevant to our contemporary world.
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When Mozart meets marimbas
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When Mozart meets marimbas
For the third time, ArtsEmerson welcomes South Africa’s Isango Ensemble to their Cutler Majestic Theatre for a short run performance of “Magic Flute,” November 6-10. This production is Mozart like he’s never been heard before. The Isango Ensemble takes the classic score and story and reinterprets them through the lens of traditional and contemporary African art forms.
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'Stories from the Stage' 24-hour storytelling marathon airs on WORLD Channel
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'Stories from the Stage' 24-hour storytelling marathon airs on WORLD Channel
Starting on June 22, WORLD Channel will air a 24-hour marathon of episodes from its program “Stories from the Stage” in collaboration with WGBH and Massmouth, a Boston-based nonprofit that promotes storytelling.
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The Peculiar Patriot
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The Peculiar Patriot
Growing up in West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Liza Jessie Peterson and her sister were instilled with a sense of pride for their African-American culture from their parents. Politics were often discussed with them beginning at a young age in the kitchen, so said Peterson in a recent interview on the podcast “Voices with Pebbles” on HOT 96.9FM.
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A makeover for playwright Arthur Miller
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A makeover for playwright Arthur Miller
Praxis Stage opens its new season with a production of Arthur Miller’s “All My Sons” at Chelsea Theatre Works, October 11–27. This classic piece of modern theater depicts a family torn apart by kept secrets. But Praxis uses race-conscious casting to shine a contemporary light on the story, set in the World War II era.
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