November Live Shows

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Posted November 9, 2012 by Alaina Racioppi in Downtown Boston
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These Seven Sicknesses; a hilarious yet terrifying take on Sophocles’ seven plays. 

Sean Graney’s adaptation of the Sophocles tragedies Oedipus, In Trachis, Philoktetes, In Colonus, Ajax, Elektra, and Antigone is an ambitious, marathon production with 35 student actors performing all seven plays in a fast-paced, four hour event. Directed by Wesley Savick, the show opens November 16th and runs through November 18th at the Modern Theater, located at 525 Washington Street in Boston’s Theatre District. Discounted tickets ($15) are available for students and seniors, price of tickets includes a vegetarian dinner and dessert served during the intermission.

 

Tales From Ovid at Paramount Center

Boston’s own Whistler in the Dark company revisits their bold staging, combining their signature pared-down aesthetic and dizzying aerial feats in Tales from Ovid. An explosive combination of movement and poetry Tales from Ovid features several myths from Ovid’s classic, Metamorphoses, which have been the basis for countless contemporary stories. Using Ted Hughes’ muscular and robust translation, myths of transformation, transcendent passion, gods and mortals are explored in this vibrant new adaptation. Tales from Ovid is showing at the intimate, 150-seat Jackie Theatre at the Paramount Center from November 8th through November 18th.


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