Posts Tagged ‘The Theatre @ Boston Court’

WITH LOVE AND A MAJOR ORGAN

Fans of Sarah Ruhl’s particular brand of whimsy, magical realism, and romance will fall especially hard for With Love And A Major Organ, Julia Lederer’s quirky, charming romcom now getting a playwright’s-dream West Coast Premiere at The Theatre @ Boston Court.
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THE HOUSE IN SCARSDALE: A MEMOIR FOR THE STAGE

A disowned playwright embarks on a quest to uncover his dysfunctional family’s long-buried truths in Dan O’Brien’s powerful, poetic autobiographical memory play The House In Scarsdale: A Memoir For The Stage, now being given a superbly acted, directed, and designed World Premiere Production at The Theatre @ Boston Court.
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COLLECTIVE RAGE: A PLAY IN FIVE BOOPS


Five very different Bettys learn to love their pussies, and each other, in Collective Rage: A Play In Five Boops, a tangy new Jen Silverman comedy that may not be to everyone’s taste, but offers enough delicious dialog and tasty performances to keep adventurous Boston Court audiences entertained and ultimately maybe even quite moved.
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THE GOLDEN DRAGON

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Five exceptional performances, Michael Michetti’s highly imaginative direction, and a breathtaking Theatre @ Boston Court production design add up to reason enough to check out Roland Schimmelpfennig’s The Golden Dragon despite a script more pretentious than profound.
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COLONY COLLAPSE

Overambitious Colony Collapse may well be, and run about fifteen minutes longer than it should, but Stefanie Zadravec’s interweaving of five crisscrossing monologs with a realistic family drama plus a mysterious girl inhabiting a world of her own add up to a compelling World Premiere for The Theatre @ Boston Court, one sure to provoke much post-performance discussion with its themes of children gone missing, family relationships broken by drug-addiction, and a mysterious disease that has caused the death of over ten million North American bees in the past ten years.
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SEVEN SPOTS ON THE SUN

A brutal civil war’s effects on the lives and psyches of the residents of a pair of neighboring Latin American villages gets examined—and grippingly so—in Martín Zimmerman’s gut-wrenchingly powerful Seven Spots On The Sun, now being given the kind of West Coast Premiere at Pasadena’s The Theatre @ Boston Court that most young playwrights can only dream of.
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MY BARKING DOG

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Performances are outstanding and the production design sensational, the director is Michael Michetti (need I say more?), and the ideas put forth are provocative, but an overreliance on monologs proves off-putting in the West Coast Premiere of Eric Cable’s two-hander My Barking Dog, the latest from The Theatre @ Boston Court.
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THE MISSING PAGES OF LEWIS CARROLL

Playwright Lily Blau speculates on one of the most controversial real-life relationships in literary history—that of the then 31-year-old Charles Dotson, better known as Lewis Carroll, and Alice Liddell, the 11-year-old inspiration for Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland—in her provocative new play The Missing Pages Of Lewis Carroll, now getting a superbly acted and directed (and gorgeous-to-look-at) World Premiere at Pasadena’s The Theater @ Boston Court.
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