Alpharaoh uses nothing but a few stools, a hat, and a jacket as props as he leads the audience through his life as an undocumented immigrant in the United States. As an adult, Alpharaoh hears about a new program started by the Obama administration: DACA.
The musical ‘Fun Home,’ based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling memoir by the same name, layers moments of consequence with lighter flashbacks to the main character Alison’s childhood.
The play depicts the interrogation of Sophie Scholl, a German student arrested for distributing anti-Nazi leaflets produced by the White Rose. The narrative strives to explore the difficulties that arise during wartime, but ultimately comes too close to humanizing the Nazi over the revolutionary.
‘True pearl: an opera in five tapestries’ was inspired by and written about the five 16th-century Flemish tapestries from the workshop of Jan Moy that have been on display at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum since 1914. The opera is a key component of the museum’s latest exhibit, ‘Common Threads: Weaving Stories Across Time.’
The international exhibit “Lest We Forget,” came to Boston on Tuesday, placing 60 portraits of Holocaust survivors along the sidewalks of the Common.
In its 23rd year, Canstruction Boston not only celebrates artistic ingenuity and creation but also uses that artistic expression to raise awareness around the troubling issue of food insecurity. 21 teams contributed their work to the installation at the BSA Space and Atlantic Wharf.
Stephen Adly Guirgis, the playwright of ‘Between Riverside and Crazy,’ found inspiration for the show from his own home on Riverside Drive, where he was threatened with eviction after his father died.
“Normally a museum tells you what you can’t do, but today I am going to tell you what you can do,” said curator Meghan Melvin.
The play ‘Straight White Men,’ pushes viewers out of their comfort zones, and invites them to examine privilege and social justice.
“That’s what art is about.” said current Boston artist-in-residence Steve Locke. “Show me the line, so I can step across it.”