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At Raising Voices fest, Taylor Mac will dig into ‘24-Decade History of Popular Music’

The documentary film about Mac's marathon performance will be screened at the Old South Meeting House Saturday night, followed by a talkback with the artist.

A murder, a marriage, a ghost, and some barbecue. ‘Fat Ham’ adds new flavors to ‘Hamlet.’

Playwright James Ijames's reimagining of Shakespeare began with this notion: “What if the characters sounded and looked like people that I grew up with?"


In ‘POTUS,’ seven stressed women and one clown for a president

Paula Plum, in her SpeakEasy directing debut, leans into the play’s inherent anarchy, letting it rip.

Story Pirates gets its ideas from kids, and then the fun begins

From its origins as an improv troupe that built performances around prompts from children in the audience, Story Pirates has branched into a PBS show, an an award-winning podcast, and now a national tour that arrives in Medford on Friday.


At Lyric Stage, Sondheim’s ‘Assassins’ meets the moment

It’s not that director Courtney O’Connor gestures overtly in the direction of Jan. 6. She doesn’t. She wisely lets “Assassins” speak for itself.

Tennessee Williams’s explorations into fantasy and science fiction will lift off in Provincetown

Even though the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival has long distinguished itself for its deep dives into the playwright’s lesser-known works, this year's lineup is particularly out of this world.


In the Huntington’s ‘Prayer for the French Republic,’ antisemitism hits home, again

Joshua Harmon's multigenerational drama, wonderfully acted by an 11-member cast under the pitch-perfect direction of Loretta Greco, opens the fall season at the Huntington.


In ART’s ‘Half-God of Rainfall,’ a storm is brewing

Inua Ellams's play tells the tale of Demi, a half-Nigerian mortal, half-Greek god who achieves basketball superstardom. But the true subject of “The Half-God of Rainfall” is the history — and the present-day reality — of sexual violence against women.