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To tell a tale of social dislocation facilitated by mass media, Manual Cinema set its latest multimedia performance in the recent past. The protagonist of “The End of TV” is isolated from real-life contact and mesmerized by technology, circa the early 1990s. It’s the lure of the television shopping network QVC that ensnares her. That obsession may almost seem quaint today, when most of us carry around a little computer that can function as an…

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At 6:00 am, the Somerville kitchen for Greater Boston Chinese Golden Age Center begins preparing the 3,000 daily meals for the elderly all across the Boston metro area. By 9:00 am, the vans are packed full of coolers with several hundred meals each and depart on one of the 14 routes serving Quincy, Brighton, downtown Boston and beyond. By 1:00 pm, all 3,000 meals have been served and the vans return to Somerville to be…

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Next month, ArtsEmerson welcomes back Manual Cinema with The End of TV, as we witness a friendship unfold between two women. Flo, an elderly woman suffering from the onset of dementia, and Louise, a younger African-American woman recovering from economic hardship, have seemingly different life experiences. Despite their differences, both women worked at the same local factory; Flo, during World War II, and Louise, just recently laid off. This connection prompted us to look into…

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Thank you! The Best Theater 2018 – WBUR From Company One Theatre’s quirky fairy tale “Leftovers” to American Repertory Theater’s vibrant “Barber Shop Chronicles” to the ArtsEmerson-presented The Peculiar Patriot, a shout-out to disproportionate number of African-Americans who are incarcerated, the urgent concerns of people of color have been addressed. And in WET: A DACAmented Journey, a talented Dreamer told his piercingly human story. Don Aucoin’s Top 10 in theater in 2018 – The Boston…

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Whether you are preparing to experience WET or you have seen it multiple times, there is a lot to process and dig deeper into. Knowing this, we put together a supplemental viewing guide to help get you started or continue your conversation. Inside you’ll find information about the artist, selections from our blog, and some of the resources we have used in preparation for the piece. View Resource Guide Have a suggestion for a resource?…

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