Category: Theatre

Superheroes: With Great Power Comes Ordinary Responsibility

The Rhode Island Stage Ensemble is presenting “Superheroes: With Great Power Comes Ordinary Responsibility” on November 7th and 8th at 7:00pm.

For superheroes, saving the world is tough, but the time spent away from work is tougher. The Hulk has to do taxes, a crime-fighting sidekick joins a support group, and Batman goes stir-crazy without enough criminals to take down. SUPERHEROES is a funny, fast-paced series of vignettes that explores how the caped crusaders deal with life in street clothes. This production serves as a fundraiser for RISE as we approach our eighth season. We’ll be raffling off Superhero Swag, having loads of refreshments and other family fun in store!

The play will be hosted at Theatre Works in Woonsocket, RI. Buy tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/852160, and learn more at https://www.facebook.com/events/1505373226346413/.

Edgar Allan Poe Bronze Bust Project Events

Edgar Allan Poe spent part of his life in Boston, and a bust of the author has been created to commemorate his time here. The unveiling is slated for the evening of October 30th at 6:00pm at the Boston Public Library. See http://www.bpl.org/news/calendar.htm?trumbaEmbed=view%3devent%26eventid%3d110800379 for more details.

On October 31st at 8:00pm, the Somerville Theatre in Somerville, MA will host a performance of “NEVERMORE: An Evening With Edgar Allan Poe.”

This very special Halloween treat is one night only! Written by Dennis Paoli, Nevermore: An Evening With Edgar Allan Poe stars horror and sci-fi heavyweight Jeffrey Combs (Re-Animator, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, From Beyond, The Frighteners) in an astonishing turn as Boston-born king of the macabre, Edgar Allan Poe. Combs doesn’t play Poe—he inhabits his spirit in this 90-minute, one-act play that ranges from the comedic to the tragic. Don’t miss out—this is the first time Nevermore has come to Boston—and could very well be the last.

Get tickets at https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=d5e933b2365aa6976a95ade5f9ff1c7f.

You can learn more about the project at https://www.facebook.com/EdgarAllanPoeBronzeBustProject.

The Singularity

The Science Fiction Theatre Company will present the sci-fi comedy “The Singularity” at The Factory Theatre in Boston, MA.

Science Fiction Theatre Company is thrilled to announce our fall show: the world premiere of The Singularity by Crystal Jackson! The show will be directed by Cait Robinson and will open this September 19th at the Factory Theatre in Boston!

Astrid is on her last egg- if she does not get pregnant now, she’ll never have a child. The Singularity is a black comedy set in a dystopian future about a woman who will try anything to have a baby. When sperm banks and hookups fail her, Astrid’s desperation hits an all time low. She tries one last thing: dark matter. All Astrid wanted was to be a mother, but now she must ask “a mother to what?”

Friday Sept 19th 8pm
Saturday Sept 20th 8pm
Sunday Sept 21st 3pm

Thursday Sept 25th 8pm
Friday Sept 26th 8pm
Saturday Sept 27th 8pm
Sunday Sept 28th 3pm

Thursday Oct 2nd 8pm
Friday Oct 3rd 8pm
Saturday Oct 4th 8pm
Sunday Oct 5th 3pm

For information on tickets see http://sciencefictiontheatrecompany.com/2014/09/tickets-now-available-for-the-singularity/.

MythBusters Behind the Myths Tour

Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman from “MythBusters” are going on tour, and tickets are now on sale for their two shows in New England:

See the complete list of tour dates and learn more about the show at http://www.mythbusterstour.com/.

Human Contact: Short Sci-Fi Plays

The Unreliable Narrator Theater Group will present “Human Contact: Short Sci-Fi Plays” at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre in Boston, MA July 11th-19th.

“Human Contact: Short Sci-Fi Plays” is an evening of five thought-provoking one-acts that ask whether technology robs the soul or augments it. These original tales explore the evolution of the nature of humankind as we confront aliens, time travel, self-directed evolution, and more. With well-crafted stories performed by a large cast of Boston’s finest actors, “Human Contact” is a unique vision of the 21st Century’s future.

Visit http://untg.tumblr.com/ to learn more.

Gender-Swapped “The Trouble with Tribbles”

The Post-Meridian Radio Players will be performing a free live radio play reading of the classic Star Trek episode “The Trouble with Tribbles” with all roles gender-swapped at Unity Somerville in Somerville, MA on May 30th-31st. Learn more at http://www.huboftheuniverseproductions.com/events_tribbles.html.

Marvel Universe Live

Tickets are going on sale for “Marvel Universe Live,” a live-action show based on the Marvel characters.

Marvel Universe LIVE! will captivate audiences with an authentic and original story that brings more than 25 Marvel characters together on one epic quest. The story is framed around the battle over the Cosmic Cube, the source of ultimate power and one of the most feared and coveted treasures in the Marvel Universe, that has been shattered into pieces by the Mighty Thor in order to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands. With the pieces scattered across the globe, Thor’s villainous brother Loki devises a scheme to clone its powers, inciting a threat that could not only decimate Earth but also obliterate the Universe.

To defeat Loki, Marvel’s biggest Super Heroes must band together, including The Avengers – Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk and Thor along with Spider-Man and Wolverine, must trek across the globe to retrieve the Cosmic Cube fragments and unite them. As the Super Heroes track the Cube, they will encounter some of their biggest adversaries including Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, Red Skull, Madame Hydra, Aldrich Killian, Electro and more, in the quest for the very same fragments. These foes have no problem teaming up if it gets them closer to their ultimate goal of world domination.

The show will come to the following New England locations in 2015 — yes, that’s 2015, a year and a half away.

Hartford, CT — October 23 to October 25, 2015
Manchester, NH — October 29 to November 1, 2015

The website also lists “Worchester, MA” as a “coming soon” entry, no date given but presumably also in 2015. There are also shows in New York and New Jersey if those work better for you. See the complete tour list and buy tickets at http://www.marveluniverselive.com/tours-tickets.php.

(Hail Hydra.)

What Once We Felt

What Once We Felt is the latest live science fiction theater production from Flat Earth Theatre.

Flat Earth presents the New England premiere of Ann Marie Healy’s What Once We Felt, a science-fiction exploration of the schisms in society and technology. One woman’s utopia is another’s dystopia in which a fully digitized caste society of genetically engineered “Keepers” threaten to drive the intrinsically disadvantaged “Tradepacks” to extinction. Echoing this strife, writer Macy O. Blonsky fights to see her novel–the last novel–published while the editing process strips her work of its intended meaning. Healy’s futuristic vision of eugenics and the hunger for creative integrity brings to life the age-old struggle over whose stories deserve to be told.

The play will be performed at the Davis Square Theatre in Somerville, MA. Showtimes are:
Friday, March 14, 2014 7PM
Saturday, March 15, 2014 7PM
Sunday, March 16, 2014 2PM
Thursday, March 20, 2014 7PM
Friday, March 21, 2014 7PM
Saturday, March 22, 2014 7PM

Learn more at http://flatearththeatre.com/.

Lovecraft’s Unnamable Tales

Pandemonium Books and Games in Cambridge, MA will be hosting a live performance of four H.P. Lovecraft tales by the Flat Earth Theatre on February 15th at 8:00pm.

Flat Earth Theatre premiers the new live radio staging Lovecraft’s Unnamable Tales: An evening of indescribable horrors

Newly adapted by Flat Earth’s A. Lehrmitt, Lovecraft’s Unnamable Tales presents radio play variations of four of Lovecraft’s short stories that exemplify the horror of something unknown. Set in the legendary city of Arkham and focusing on the classic Lovecraftian short story The Unnamable, the story is that of two intellectuals defining the undefinable. The two revisit the tales Hypnos, exploring a fantastic world that exists solely in our dreams; From Beyond, delving into an extrasensory dimension full of unheardof monsters; and The Statement of Randolph Carter, seeking the unexplainable in the dark of night. That which we cannot see can harm us, and that which we do not understand could destroy all of reality.

Learn more at http://www.pandemoniumbooks.com/event/lovecrafts-unnamable-tales-evening-indescribable-horrors-4-radio-plays.

The Big Broadcast of 1962: A Byfar Christmas Carol

The Post-Meridian Radio Players will be performing their holiday radio play, “The Big Broadcast of 1962: A Byfar Christmas Carol” at the Regent Theatre in Arlington, MA:

Frank Cyrano and the gang are learning the true meaning of the holidays in their own unique way, inspired by the classic fantasy story by Charles Dickens. We’ll have all of the classic comedy from the Byfar crew and the Chowder House gang. Live music, retro candies and soda and everything you could want in one family-friendly show.

The show is performed in the style of a Golden Age radio program, with skits, music, special guests and live sound effects performed on stage.

The performance dates are:
Thursday, December 19th, 2013 at 8:00pm
Friday, December 20th, 2013 at 8:00pm
Saturday, December 21st, 2013 at 2:00pm (matinee)
Saturday, December 21st, 2013 at 8:00pm

Buy your tickets at http://www.huboftheuniverseproductions.com/events_bigbroadcast62.html.

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