The Revenger’s Tragedy, a cynical and satirical twist on the classic revenge tragedy, dates back to the Jacobean era. Don’t be fooled by its age: Thomas Middleton’s work isn’t the stuffy, stale drama you might expect. After all, murder and betrayal are themes that transcend the passage of time. Set it in a 1940s failing […]
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The Revenger’s Tragedy, probably by Thomas Middleton, is a cynical satire of the revenge tragedies that were popular in the Jacobean era. The murders are violent and ridiculous, and the heroes are little better than the villains. This production will be set in a 1940s failing circus to enhance the performative nature of revenge (and […]
Join The Boston Comedy Festival at the Preliminary round of a nationwide stand-up competition. Forty-eight, bright-eyed comics from all over the country compete for $10,000 dollars in prize money. When it’s over, there will be one comic standing with a nice little bag of money and a ton of bragging rights. Hosted By: Nick […]
Fan favorite Sherlock Holmes has returned alongside one Charlotte Dupin to puzzle through this year’s mysteries. The Murders in the Rue Morgue In this adaptation with a gender-swapped lead, Charlotte Dupin and her friend Edelle find themselves at the scene of a gruesome murder. Who could possibly have done this, and for what motive? A […]
Running a small theatre isn’t easy, and Davis Square Theatre Director Damon Leibert has a lot on his plate: organizing shows, working with production companies and artists—and often, fielding phone calls from confused cinema fans. “Other instances include people calling me several times a day for movie listings, or asking what kind of butter we use […]
The latest installment of the Encyclopedia Show is coming to the Davis Square Theatre on Thursday, March 10. The improv-sketch comedy-variety show will be bringing scientific flare to the March instillation, presenting “The Periodic Table of Elements.” Originally a franchise show from Chicago, the Encyclopedia Show came to Boston in 2012. Simone Beaubien, the slammaster and producer of […]
Listen up, Somerville. This weekend is packed with great stuff to do.
Build a birdhouse, plan your wedding and more with this week’s Scout Picks.
Ahh … Love is in the air this weekend as people around the world celebrate Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re planning on spending the holiday with the one you’re head-over-heels for, celebrating Single Awareness Day or just enjoying a nice Saturday with your family, we have the best events around town to celebrate in style.
As we head into another wet, rainy weekend, it’s time to get out your umbrella, get off your couch and find something fun to do in town. Of course, Boston Pride Month will bring its parade to Government Center this Saturday, but if the parade (or maybe just standing in the rain) isn’t for you, […]