Theater

‘The Humans’ Starts At The Wilbury

Stephan Karam’s “The Humans” starts Thursday at the Wilbury Theatre Group, running through December 11th. Irish-American Erik Blake has brought his wife and his mother for Thanksgiving at the new home of his daughter and her boyfriend. His mother (affectionately referred to as “Momo”) is suffering from Alzheimer’s, and his other daughter Aimee has recently …

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‘Lifted’ Opens At WFAC

The Wilbury Theatre Group presents Charlie Thurston’s “Lifted,” a modern meditation on the Icarus myth, directed by Josh Short. Staged outdoors at the WaterFire Arts Center, the production features Daraja Hinds, Victor Neto and Jim O’Brien. “Lifted” is part absurdist family drama, part imaginative theatrical fantasia. In an environmentally ravaged near-future, birds have returned from …

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Brown Alumni Project — Edinburgh Fringe

We have singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb (’90) to thank for getting this off the ground: “Together Apart” is “a collection of 10 mini musicals about one life-changing year” written, composed, directed-by, and starring Brown University alumni. Donations will benefit The Actors Fund. Last summer a group of Brown musical theater alums got together for a Zoom …

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Wilbury Outdoor Performances At WF Arts Center

(10.17) The Wilbury Theatre Group will once again take advantage of the wide-open performance spaces at the WaterFire Arts Center, with Fire Flowers and a Time Machine (Flores de Fuego y una Máquina del Tiempo), starting Thursday and running through October 17. ‘Fire Flowers’ is a bilingual performance event directed by Shey Rivera Ríos and featuring work …

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Spanish Language Shakespeare Returns

Once again, the Rhode Island Latino Arts and Trinity Rep present Teatro en El Verano, this year performing “Much Ado About Nothing” or, “Tanta Bulla  . . . ¿Y Pa’ Que?” Adapted by Kufa Castro, directed by Tatyana-Marie Carlo, and starring Catia Ramos as Benny and Emily Rodríguez as Beatriz, this Spanish-language production will be …

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Trinity Rep Playwriting Competition For High Schoolers

Trinity Rep’s eighth annual playwriting competition for New England High School students, Write Here! Write Now!, is accepting entries now through March 19. Submitted scripts are adjudicated through a blind submission process by a panel of Trinity Rep staff. Each year, four winners are selected with at least one winner from a Providence high school. …

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Puppetry Spectacle At Moses Brown — Thursday & Friday

Heather Henson — daughter of puppet legend Jim Henson — and IBEX Puppetry present Ajijaak On Turtle Island, a unique immersive puppet spectacle. Kites morph into soaring birds and branches transform into a gentle deer. Visionary puppetry artist Heather Henson and Grammy Award winner Ty Defoe bring together an ensemble of North American First Nations people …

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‘Futurity’ Extended At Wilbur Theatre

‘Futurity’ at the Wilbur Theatre, directed by Brien Lang with music direction by Milly Massey, has been extended through December 30. The work is a unique musical from acclaimed musician and playwright Cesar Alvarez and rock band The Lisps. Two people try to imagine their way out of impossible circumstances in FUTURITY – an avant-Americana …

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‘Hype Man’ Starts Thursday At Wilbury Theatre

The Wilbury Theatre Group presents ‘Hype Man: A Break Beat Play,’ the latest from celebrated break beat poet and playwright Idris Goodwin. Directed by Don Mays, and starring Wilbury artist Phoenyx Williams in the title role, ‘Hype Man’ asks: Who has the responsibility to speak up in the face of social injustice? Frontman Pinnacle and his …

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Eng-Spanish Shakespeare Starts

[Update: Dexter Armory performance postponed due to rain.] “O brave new world, that has such people in it!” Trinity Rep and Rhode Island Latino Arts (RILA), announces the third year of its program Teatro en El Verano (Theater in the Summer). This year’s production features the bilingual English-Spanish adaptation of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest (La …

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Shakespeare Shorts Fest At Black Box

(2.17) ‘Too Much of a Good Thing’ is Rhode Island’s first Shakespeare Shorts Festival, gathering together traditional and experimental work inspired by the works of William Shakespeare. The festival packs each evening with six to eight acts. New experimental work is coming from artists such as David Higgins, Elizabeth Keiser, Ellen Zahniser, and Susan Bergeron. …

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