A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Theatre@First presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare directed by Hatem Adell Join us for FREE OUTDOOR PERFORMANCES of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedy from June 14-July 1 in Nathan Tufts Park at Powderhouse Circle. ?? A Midsummer Night’s Dream is Shakespeare’s “sex, drugs, and rock’n’roll” play. Two young couples run away into the woods of Athens […]

Palaver Strings & Strange News: Trapped

Palaver Strings and Strange News present “Trapped,” a collaborative music-theater performance. “Trapped” will feature scenes from Kafka’s Metamorphosis, Poe’s The Telltale Heart, Gilman’s The Yellow Wallpaper, and Marlowe’s Dr. Faustus. Each selection will be paired with complementary musical excerpts composed and arranged by Palaver alum Alexander Goodin. The two ensembles collaborate fully to close the […]


Filmmaker Guido Contini is in the throes of an existential crisis as he is pressured to come up with his next great film idea. Haunted by his childhood and challenged by romantic struggles, Contini tries to maintain the balance between reality and his imagination. Nine is a gripping, avant-garde drama full of romance, tension, and spectacle that […]

Giving@First: A 24-Hour Play Festival to Benefit BARCC

Giving@First: A 24-Hour Play Festival to Benefit the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center Suggested Donation $20 100% of proceeds goes directly to the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center <> This Friday a team of actors, playwrights and directors will come together as the stopwatch starts on Theatre@First’s next 24-hour play festival!  In just one day we will […]

The Fourth Wall Presents…Delirium by Martin Dockery

A true story of looking for meaning in the mysterious connection between love and death. ????? “Delirium is a fast-paced, energetic, and hilarious one-man show.” – Theatre in London What is Delirium? Acclaimed storyteller Martin Dockery retraces the narrative of his grandfather’s book on butterflies, connecting his own true stories to universal themes of love and death. Equally comical […]

Reagan Esther Myer: A Multimedia Narrative

Reagan Esther Myer is a multimedia narrative told through live music, video, and theater to tell a dystopian story. In a post-WW3 world, we meet Reagan, a government employee living in an abandoned shopping mall on a deserted island making DIY survivalist videos for a struggling world. Like most people who survived Impact, she has […]

Nurse Play

Tucked away in a dark room at the back of a boarding house in the middle of nowhere, Nurse sits, drumming her fingers on the table in front of her and playing the stack of Blondie records she keeps by her feet. Her eyes were gouged out years ago, but no matter. They were only […]

The Fourth Wall Presents…”Fruit Flies Like a Banana” and “Edgar Allan”

The Fourth Wall, a trio of madcap musicians, has been described as “Serious music by seriously talented musicians in a show that doesn’t take itself seriously at all” (CBC). The award-winning ensemble who just made their off-Broadway debut, is launching a new performance series in Greater Boston, “The Fourth Wall Presents…”, bringing their show Fruit […]

High-Flying Photos from the Esh Circus Arts Advanced Show

Last month, Esh Circus Arts brought gravity-defying aerial acrobatics to the Center for Arts at the Armory with its advanced studies show: 17 Words. The sold-out production saw students of Esh’s Professional Preparatory Program and Adult Summer Intensive (along with some special guests) soaring through the air on trapezes and silks or tumbling and contorting […]