Sometimes you just need to see theater in a church basement on a rainy Friday night in order to really put things in perspective. Good theater doesn’t need the grand stage and the sold-out box office to be important and striking; the teary eyes at Theatre@First’s production of “Trojan Women” reminds us of that.
While we’re not recommending you see three different productions of “The Nutcracker” this winter, if you wanted to, the Mayor's Holiday might allow you to swing it.
“It’s one thing to have poetry events in Cambridge, but there is really no accessible slam on this side of the river in Boston,” says slammaster Janae Johnson. “One of our main goals is to have an accessible venue where poets can express themselves in a safe space free of racism, homophobia, transphobia, sexism, et cetera.”
“People come in expecting leprechauns and rainbows, the sort of American and phony version of Irish culture,” says McCool on the misconceptions surrounding Irish theater. “Instead, they get a piece set in a meat plant in Belfast with prostitutes and drug dealers. Very gritty and very real.”
Every Saturday this October, men dressed as cantankerous old ladies brought the classic sitcom "Golden Girls" to life. I attended the final night.
I’ve never cried during a stand-up routine, at least not until I saw “Brahman/i: A One Hijra Stand-Up Comedy Show.”
"There were stories of Poe being in the gutter, literally. But he always pulled himself up and tried to not do that again."
What's Roadsteamer been up to for the past couple of years? 'Massive orgies at the Cloud Club ... dark times ... art scene ... sucked in ... kinda like that Clay Shaw orgy scene in the Oliver Stone Movie JFK ... dont' ask me in person at the clubs about that you fuckers ... let me live.'
"It's good to be back at The Sinclair Rock and Roll club."