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Breakin’ — Movies On The Block

(7.2) Shabba-Doo! Just fun to say. This week’s installment of Movies on the Block is the 1984 dance epic “Breakin’.” From Inside Pulse, Breakin’ sticks with the story of a classically trained performer needed to learn from the streets to truly be expressive. Karen (Lucinda

Marie Antoinette At The Gamm

The Gamm Theatre closes its 30th season with David Adjmi’s Marie Antoinette, a tragicomedy rich in historical context and contemporary culture. Directed by Rachel Walshe, Marie Antoinette profiles the famously iconic and controversial queen of France with dramatic parallels between the disenfranchised of 18th century

‘Writing Is Live’ Starts At Brown

The Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies at Brown University announces the sixth annual Writing is Live festival, a presentation of new writing for performance by writers in Brown’s graduate Playwriting M.F.A. program. Writing is Live runs February 6th through 8th at the Leeds

‘Morality Play’ At The Gamm

Morality Play, based on the book by Barry Unsworth, now at the Gamm Theatre in Pawtucket, through February 1st. 1361: A bone-chilling winter in England. The Black Death, dormant for more than a decade, has returned with a vengeance. The Church rules the land, and a

Youth Arts Day At Brown

(11.22) Brown University’s Granoff Center for the Creative Arts hosts a Youth Arts Day featuring exhibits, workshops, and performances led by some of Providence’s outstanding community youth arts organizations. The day honors the work of Brown University alumni and their colleagues in our community in developing

Brown Family Weekend Dance Concert

During Brown University’s upcoming Family Weekend, the Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies will present an eclectic mix of new and established choreography in the annual Family Weekend Dance Concert. This year’s concert features choreography by Stephanie Turner; Brown dancers in a new work

‘Grounded’ At The Gamm

“Grounded,” the new one-woman play at the Gamm Theatre, examines how remotely-waged warfare may not be such a great idea vis-à-vis humanity, the soul, etc. The personal and the political are indistinguishable in American playwright George Brant’s gripping one-woman play about a hot-rod fighter pilot

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Arctic Theatre Royal At RWNM — Moved To Wednesday

[Update — Rain Date: The event was rained out on Monday and has been moved to 7:30pm, Wednesday, June 11th.] Special offsite salon Monday evening at the Roger Williams National Memorial: The Wonder Show presents The Arctic Theatre Royal, a magic lantern show featuring images

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AS220 Labs Open House

(6.3) Check out what AS220 Labs have to offer at their ‘Printshop/Labs/Media Arts’ Open House —  learn about their summer workshops. Stick around for the Media Arts lecture series at 7:30pm with photographer Elizabeth Ellenwood. All free. Talk to real live staff and members, and

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Shakespeare In The Park — Henry IV Part I

(5.29) Head over to the Roger Williams National Memorial this Thursday for the TRIST production of “Henry IV Part I.” Boozy shenanigans, quarter-staff battle action, shady politics, magicians, thieves, and lovers are all in the mix as The Rhode Island Shakespeare Theater presents the Bard’s

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Romp of Otters At AS220

(5.11) Romp of Otters, or ROO, is the graduate school theater company founded this year for the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies at Brown University. It comprises the playwrights and performance studies doctoral students who study up the hill at Brown University, and the

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The Scottish Play At Gamm

Meet the Macbeths — fun couple but their dinner parties gang aft agley. Unchecked greed leads to an ambitious couple’s downfall in the Bard’s tale of absolute power that corrupts absolutely. Fresh from another blood-soaked victory, the brave soldier Macbeth meets a trio of witches

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‘Magic Hour’ At Leeds Theatre

New work from the people who brought you the charming local indie film “Breakfast with Curtis.” This time the action is live. The “Writing is Live” festival at Brown University features new works by writers in Brown’s graduate Writing for Performance Program; this week the

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Oscar Shorts Coming To Cable Car

Well here’s a guy who puts the ‘mental’ in ‘monumental.’ What is going on in the landscape of the American southwest that is spawning these utterly mad and wondrous projects? First we learned of James Turrell re-purposing the Roden Crater in Arizona with his still

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‘The Big Meal’ At Gamm

Now at the Gamm Theatre, Dan LeFranc’s “The Big Meal” directed by Tyler Dobrowski. Somewhere in America in a suburban chain restaurant on an average night, young people Sam and Nicole meet for a drink. Sparks fly, setting in motion the extraordinary tale of five

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‘Children’s Scientology Pageant’ At Wilbury Group

The Wilbury Theatre Group presents A Very Merry Unauthorized Children’s Scientology Pageant — a tongue-in-cheek telling of the founding of Scientology and the man behind it all (L. Ron Hubbard) done in the style of a children’s holiday pageant — from now through December 22nd.