Mark Ravenhill’s “Some Explicit Polaroids” is coming to the Roberts Studio Theatre. Continue reading
Roberts Studio Theatre
The ‘70s were a fateful decade for the American television industry—after years spent striving to develop programming of consistent quality and legitimate substance, someone finally figured out that all you just had to point a camera at stupid people and something entertaining would happen. Variety shows flooded the airwaves, and as dials tuned up, IQs scaled down. Comedian and kitsch archivist Seth Rudetsky takes a break from Broadway to show off his hand-picked collection of clips from the absolute worst bit of Reality Television’s awkward adolescence in That ‘70s Deconstruction Show over at Roberts Studio Theater.
[Wed 5.25.11. 539 Tremont St., Boston. 617.933.8600. 7:30pm/$30, $25 under 25. bostontheatrescene.com]
A rose by any other name would be en french in this Boston University College of the Fine Art’s production of Romeo et Juliette, a francophone operettic adaption of that timeless tale of horny teen hijinx, presented over at the BU Theatre. Who knows? Maybe this slight change of patois will make all the difference, lending a certain je ne se quois to these young lovers impassioned entreaties healing the gulf between their warring families by appealing to the innate Gallic tendency for affection. Or … maybe they just die again, like they do every friggin’ time. Hey, either’s good.
[Sun 4.24.11. 264 Huntington Ave., Boston. 617.933.8600. 2pm/all ages/$15. bostontheatrescene.com]
You know that expression, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all?” Yeah, acclaimed filmmaker and playwright Neil LaBute isn’t really big on that one. If you were to cherrypick the nasty from his body of work, all you’d be left with is a pile of prepositions. Continue reading