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The Atheist  
Boston Playwrights' Theatre The Atheist
 
In the razor-sharp comedy The Atheist, Georgia Lyman stars as Augustine Early, a former trailer park rat who has clawed her way to notoriety as a celebrity journalist. Now she's all washed up and her last chance comes when she discovers dirt on a congressman and systematically destroys the politician's career and life in order to gain back her own lost fame. Written and directed by Ronan Noone, this Boston Playwrights' Theatre production takes the stage of the Odyssey Theatre.
   
Blue Man Group  
Charles Playhouse Blue Man Group
 
Blue Man Group is best known for its award-winning theatrical productions which critics have described as "ground-breaking," "hilarious," "visually stunning" and "musically powerful." These performances feature three enigmatic bald and blue characters who take the audience through a multi-sensory experience that combines theatre, percussive music, art, science and vaudeville into a form of entertainment that is like nothing else. Experience the thrill of Blue Man Group in Boston.


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Hand To God  
SpeakEasy Stage Company at Stanford Calderwood Pavilion Hand To God
 
Described as "Sesame Street meets The Exorcist" by the New Yorker, HAND TO GOD tells the story of an awkward Texas teen named Jason, who spends his afternoons at his local church, practicing for the Christian Puppet Ministry run by his widowed mother. All hell literally breaks loose, however, when Jason's puppet Tyrone takes on a shocking and dangerously irreverent personality all its own. Nominated for five Tony Awards including Best Play, HAND TO GOD explores the startlingly fragile nature of faith, morality, and the ties that bind.
   
Intimate Exchanges  
Central Square Theater Intimate Exchanges
 
Two actors, ten characters and 16 possible outcomes -- and you're the one making the decisions. A cross between live theater and a grown-up Choose Your Own Adventure novel, Intimate Exchanges is a multiple-choice drama flowing from choices dictated by the audience. The power of a seemingly simple decision is shown dramatically in this ingenious and involving play from Sir Alan Ayckbourn, the Tony-winning playwright with more than 40 West End and Broadway hit to his credit. This new production comes to Cambridge's Central Square Theater.
   
The Making of a Great Moment  
Merrimack Repertory Theatre The Making of a Great Moment
 
The story follows two Canadian actors charged with a most ambitious (and burdensome) task: perform a play called "Great Moments in Human Achievement" on tour across the United States, bringing inspiration to millions... by bicycle. The characters' 4+ hour production spans millennia of humankind's inventions, revolutions, conquests, advances, and triumphs, exhausting even without having to long-distance cycle between each tour stop. When faced with the great things their species has achieved, the two daring (and incredibly fit) actors-idealistic Mona and cynical Terry-have no choice but to ponder the value of their own contributions along the road to sheer brilliance.
   
The Mountaintop  
Trinity Repertory Company The Mountaintop
 
April 3, 1968. Martin Luther King, Jr. returns to Memphis' Lorraine Motel after delivering his famous "mountaintop" speech. There he is visited by a spirited young maid who challenges him to come to terms with his life, life's end, and legacy. This breathtaking re-imagining of the last night of one of America's greatest heroes achieves what only theatre can do - it brings Dr. King to immediate, spontaneously felt life. And in his presence, as embodied by beloved resident actor Joe Wilson, Jr., audiences experience, understand, and appreciate the whole man. Winner of England's Olivier Award for Best Play, a hit on Broadway, and now one of the most produced plays in America, The Mountaintop - with surprising humor and newfound urgency - draws audiences a bit closer to the summit.
   
The Princess and the Pea  
Boston Center for the Arts The Princess and the Pea
 
Start the new year right with the perfect cure-all for the post-holiday blues: imaginary beasts' annual Winter Jubilee pantomime. This year they're taking The Princess & the Pea and flipping it on its ear in hilarious "panto" style. Taken from the British theater tradition, panto (short for pantomime) is a theatrical fairy tale with songs, dances, jokes and lots of audience participation. Laugh, sing and shout along with The Princess & the Pea. Cheer for the prince seeking the perfect wife and the maid fighting for her very life, and boo for the very nasty woman who stands in their way. These are just a few of the magical characters you will meet in imaginary beasts' newest seasonal treat.
   
Shear Madness  
Charles Playhouse Shear Madness
 
"Shear Madness" is one of the most popular entertainments in the world, delighting audiences night after night with its unique blend of madcap improvisation and spine-tickling mystery. This unique comedy-whodunit takes place today in the "Shear Madness" hairstyling salon and is chock full of up-to-the-minute spontaneous humor. During the course of the action, a murder is committed and the audience gets to spot the clues, question the suspects, and solve the funniest mystery in the annals of crime.The outcome is never the same, which is why many audience members return again and again to the scene of the mayhem.
   
Something Rotten!  
Boston Opera House Something Rotten!
 
Something Rotten! is Broadway's big, fat hit! (New York Post). Set in 1595, this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write a hit play. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world's very first MUSICAL! With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, Something Rotten! is The Producers + The Book of Mormon x The Drowsy Chaperone. Squared! (New York Magazine).
   
Thurgood  
New Repertory Theatre at Arsenal Center for the Arts Thurgood
 
Featuring Johnny Lee Davenport (The Whipping Man) as Justice Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American to sit on the Supreme Court, Thurgood spans Marshall's impressive career as a lawyer, arguing such landmark cases as Brown v. Board of Education. Presented during the final month of the Obama administration, Thurgood is a tribute to Marshall's enduring legacy.
   
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?  
Lyric Stage Company of Boston Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
 
A biting dark comedy and gut-wrenching psychological portrait of marital breakdown, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf has been a mainstay of American theater since winning the 1963 Tony Award for Best Play. Later immortalized in a film adaptation starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, the play was written by the acclaimed Edward Albee. It's the story of George and Martha, a middle-aged couple who invite a younger husband and wife over for drinks and, over the course of the evening, use their guests as pawns in increasingly cruel mind games, leading to a devastating revelation. Razor-sharp dialogue and incisive character portraits make Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf one for your theatrical bucket list. Now see a new production of this classic at the Lyric Stage of Boston.