Mix Hitchcock's juicy spy flick with a dash of vintage Monty Python, and you have The 39 Steps - equal parts hilarious whodunit, espionage thriller, and quick-change comedy. A beautiful woman, who claims to be a spy, plunges our hero into a series of misadventures, involving an on-stage plane crash, missing fingers, cool romance, and a territorial flock of sheep. With four actors creating over 100 crazy characters, The 39 Steps will be an unforgettable evening of nonstop laughs.
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1830. Britain's Industrial Revolution has dawned. The fiery, brilliant Ada Byron Lovelace, is the author of the first computer program and daughter of Lord Byron (yes, that Lord Byron). At 17 she befriends Charles Babbage, salon host and inventor of the first mechanical computer. What follows is a tempestuous collaboration wherein they envision a future where a "thinking engine" completes complex calculations. Filled with the music of Ada's imagination, Lauren Gunderson's (Emilie La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight, The Half-Life of Marie Curie) play is what the Cincinnati Enquirer calls "inspiring and absorbing".
Dealing with the "eternal triangle"-wife, husband and the wife's lover-Pinter, with his customary inventiveness and subtlety, brings new insights to this timeless theme. Told in reverse chronology, from the end of a marriage to the first forbidden spark and filled with poetic precision, rich humor and powerful emotions. Recipient of the 1979 Olivier Award for Play of the Year.
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.
One hundred and twenty five years after its publication, Bram Stoker's Dracula still looms large, thrilled to and interpreted by each generation in turn. And now, Kate Hamill - one of the most produced playwrights in America for 3 years running - sinks her teeth into the seductive tale and its patriarchal take on the modern woman. You're in for a fun, fearless ride when the Count meets his match - and the #MeToo movement - in this fast-paced, theatrical tour de force.
Success. Love. Fabulous wardrobe. Undine has it all. Until her husband steals her hard-earned fortune, sending her tumbling down the social ladder. Pregnant and penniless, with life unraveling at every turn, Undine is forced to return home to Brooklyn and the family she left behind, in a crude new reality. In this satirical comedy by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage (Intimate Apparel, Meet Vera Stark, Sweat) while life unravels, hope can be found in small victories and in the discovery of finding happiness within.
The Good Deli centers on Julia, an up-and-coming Boston comedian whose career is building even as her life is falling apart. It's a night like any other until Julia's stepmom calls in a panic - her estranged father is on his deathbed. Julia rushes to his side, only to find him seemingly the same wise-ass curmudgeon he always was - only now he's obsessed with the Italian deli the family visited when Julia was a child. With moral support from an unlikely group of allies, including a former priest, an exotic dancer, and her nerdy brother Max, Julia sets out to find the mythical deli and give their father the sandwich of his dreams... only now her entire family is tagging along and they're hitting every red light from Maine to Boston, all while trying to reconnect to a deli - and a past - that may be lost forever.
One week after the Charlottesville riots in 2017, four young conservatives gather in a Wyoming backyard to gossip and reminisce. They've assembled to honor Gina, their mentor and the newly inaugurated president of a far-right Catholic university. But as their celebration runs deep into the night, the reunion explodes into vicious insults, political accusations, and stunning revelations.
Arlington Friends of the Drama kicks off its 100th Season with one of Gilbert and Sullivan's most witty set of lyrics set to their most beautiful score. Iolanthe tells of the story of lovers forbidden to marry, the intervention of fairies, and no small amount of satire aimed at British Parliament! An amazing array of talented singers, fine dancers and comic actors has been combined to bring this delightful piece to the stage. Don't miss it!
Jonathan is a young man with autism working at a big-box store the week before Christmas. But as the holiday season heats up, his personal aspirations are at odds with the reality of how he is treated. Will Jonathan push to keep his job, or give up? Will his employer help him succeed, or get rid of him? Jonathan will ask audiences to consider what we really believe in America: about adults with disabilities, about employment, and about the creature comforts of a retail economy.
Just in time for the season of spooky happening, NSMT is unleashing the hysterically campy and delightfully dark modern classic LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS on the unsuspecting public. The story follows hapless floral assistant Seymour Krelborn, who pines for his coworker Audrey, a Skid Row girl who's always dreamed of a life that is something more. When he stumbles upon a strange seedling, he nurses it to life, only to find it growing into a carnivorous plant with some devilish intents.
Small town. BIG laughs! Welcome to Popcorn Falls, a town whose only claim to fame - their namesake waterfall - has dried up. Their last chance to avoid bankruptcy is to put on a play in a week. One big problem: no playhouse. Another problem: no play. In this feel-good comedy, follow two actors as they hilariously play over twenty townsfolk trying to prove that art can save the world.
It's Dublin, 1982. Sixteen-year old Conor tries to impress a mysterious girl, Raphina, by asking her to star in a music video for his band. If only he had a band. Teaming up with a group of schoolmates, Conor and Raphina use music to bring them together, escape their troubles at home, and carve out a place in their struggling community. With a score that embraces the new wave sounds of the 80s, Sing Street is an ode to the thrill of young love and a celebration of the power of music to lift us up.
Do you believe in the afterlife? Hilda does, and in her longing to reconnect with her grandmother's spirit, she finds Linda, an esteemed medium. Linda can communicate with those in the thin place - through the veil, hearing their voices in the quiet. If you believe, she can make you hear them too. Part seance, part ghost story, this journey will make you question your assumptions about the spirit world in chilling moments of revelation.
This new musical reveals a comeback story like no other, of a woman who dared to defy the bounds of racism, sexism and ageism to become the global Queen of Rock n' Roll. TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL is a celebration of resilience and an inspiration of triumph over adversity.
This laugh-out-loud love letter to the theater tells the story of Michael Dorsey, a talented but difficult actor who struggles to find work until one show-stopping act of desperation lands him the role of a lifetime. Featuring a hilarious Tony-winning book by Robert Horn and an outrageously clever score by 2018 Tony-winner David Yazbek (The Band's Visit, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), this New York Times Critic's Pick is "a joyful delight" (The Washington Post) that's "so packed with punchlines, it should be called a jokebox musical!" (Bloomberg). "In these turbulent times, when the world seems out of balance, we need a place to let the good times roll," raves Rolling Stone. "TOOTSIE is it!"
Titanic Theatre Company brings "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" to the BCA for three weeks of Christopher Durang's hilarious and touching brand of comedy. Vanya and Sonia (sound familiar?), live on the family estate, caring for each other and tending their lifelong grievances. A surprise visit from their sister Masha and her much-younger boyfriend Spike brings change and drama and laughter, and new insights to all of them.