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Today, March 26th, 2020 was the scheduled start date for Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower at the Cutler Majestic Theatre. To explain how and why the venue will be empty tonight rather than filled with the songs of Bernice and Toshi Reagon, artistic director David Dower explains the conversations and events that led us to this moment over the last few weeks As we moved through the process of decision-making related to our response to…

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After their production of Historia de Amor during our 15/16 Season, we are thrilled to welcome back TEATROCINEMA to ArtsEmerson with Plata Quemada (MAR 11-15). This graphic novel come to life is a thrilling ride through one of Argentina’s most famous stories and we are curious about your experience! Were you familiar with the story of Plata Quemada before seeing the show?What socio-political dynamics might have motivated the characters’ choices?Were you impacted by the style…

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In his poem “Harlem,” Langston Hughes posed the famous question “What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up, like a raisin in the sun?… Or does it explode?  On October 18, 2019, Chile exploded into an intergenerational conflict that brought several million people into the streets all over the country for weeks on end. It was touched off by the government’s announcement that they would be raising the subway fares and the spontaneous…

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Chilean theatre makers TEATROCINEMA arrive in Boston on March 11th, delivering the heart-pulsing noir tale of Argentina’s most notorious heist, Plata Quemada (MAR 11-15). Ahead of its much anticipated arrival we’ve collated a list of reference films — each filled with unforgettable characterizations — akin to the groundbreaking, explosive narrative of Plata Quemada. Where better to begin than with Good Time, the 2017 masterpiece from the twisted, disquieted mind of visionary auteurs, the Safdie Brothers. The…

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