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The Revenger’s Tragedy

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 […]




Acrobatic Conundrum: The Fig Tree Waltzes

A modern circus show like none other, delivered by one of the top dance and aerial troupes in the nation: Acrobatic Conundrum. The show follows a group of performers whose virtuosio athletic feats are offset with the fragilites of humanity, and the inevitable risks of passion and love. In a world where stakes are high […]


The Post-Meridian Radio Players Present: Murders and Scandals!

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 […]


ReelAbilities Film Festival Brings Experiences of the Differently Abled to the Screen

For the past week, theaters and event spaces throughout Greater Boston have been sharing oft-overlooked on-screen perspectives thanks to the 2017 ReelAbilities Film Festival. Hoping to highlight diverse voices from the differently abled, organizers debuted ReelAbilities in New York City in 2007. The festival has grown over the last decade, and now, many major cities—from Pittsburgh to Portland to […]


Stouts, Soda Bread and Song: St. Patrick’s Day in Somerville

Seeing green? Good, because St. Patrick’s Day is here! There is no shortage of ways to celebrate this Friday—whether you’re Irish or not. We’ve rounded up festivities around the ‘Ville. Aeronaut Brewery is stretching the celebration out over two days—and for a good cause! They’re fundraising for the Irish International Immigrant Center with Irish music, dancing, theater, […]



Scout’s Honored 2016: Arts & Entertainment, Wild Cards

Somerville is one of the most creative communities around, so you know the A&E Scout’s Honored winners each year are among the most talented people anywhere. Read on to learn about our readers’ 2016 choices for best venue, visual artist and more.


SPRING SCREENING: IFFBOSTON 2015

What should you see at this year’s Independent Film Festival of Boston? The answer is everything, but with venues all over town each showing such equally deserving films at once, that is the least helpful way to look at things.The two questions you should be asking instead are: What do I have to see, and what […]


SPRING SCREENING: Boston Cinema Census

The auteur theory holds that though producing a film is a collaborative process between many creative and technical minds, the resulting work is ultimately the vision of the director who is therefore the film’s primary “author.” Every year since 2002, the team behind the Boston Cinema Census takes this one step further by showcasing films […]


SPRING SCREENING: 48 Hour Film Project

The 48 Hour Film Project is based on a truly insane idea with a delightfully manic outcome. The challenge: participants must create a film of no fewer than four minutes and no greater than seven that is entirely conceived, written, filmed, edited and delivered over the course of a weekend, from Friday to Sunday night. All entrants […]