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Last Season marked a banner year for ArtsEmerson, and we owe all of our success to those who supported our mission through their participation. Here’s 8 things to celebrate as we kick off our 8th Season!   Learn more about accessibility at ArtsEmerson. Learn more about the Bright Family Screening Room. Learn more about Claudia Rankine’s The White Card, a World Premiere coming this February. Watch audiences rave about Parable of the Sower. Catch a…

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  Supposedly Complimentary Lester Bangs on some of his favorite artists, albums and bands Even when Lester Bangs was trying to lavish a band or an album with praise, he often couched the compliment inside criticism of the band’s earlier work, the genre itself, the culture at large, or perhaps even the thing he was trying to compliment in the first place. This contrarian streak was part of Bangs’ charm. In advance of How To Be…

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Thank you joining us for the Druid theatre’s production of The Beauty Queen of Leenane. The story of Maureen and her mother brings to light the challenges of isolation, aging, and maintaining family relationships. Though many of us may have different daily lives from Maureen and Mags, their internal struggles are universal. What aspects of the play resonated with you? Did you see our previous presentation of Druid theatre’s Cripple of Inshmaan also directed by…

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1980. Soviet-era Hungary. In a dance hall, a musician confesses his private sexual desire for his seven-year-old step-daughter. And his government is taping his every word. Under threat of being exposed as a pedophile, he is pressured into becoming a government informant which leads to the arrest and murder of his best friend, the head of an underground, anti-Communism newspaper. The plot of Our Secrets is intense, dark, and relevant to current political situations across the…

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    Early on in this World Premiere, one-woman-show, Melinda Lopez tells the gathered audience, “’Mala’ means ‘bad.’ Not that you have done something bad, but that you are, in your core, bad.” It’s a haunting indictment of character that looms over the entire play. Here, playwright and performer Melinda Lopez sits down with ArtsEmerson co-artistic director, and the director of Mala, David Dower, for a conversation about the emotional, cathartic, honest play they’ve created….

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