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From the author of Emergency and Knock Knock comes a musical tale of faith, hope and family. Before Marian Anderson and Paul Robeson, there was Roland Hayes—the first world-renowned African-American classical vocalist. Born the son of a slave in rural Georgia, Mr. Hayes built a career in Boston that blossomed around the world. This play chronicles his journey from a child singing in church to a master musician singing before the crowned heads of Europe. Written by celebrated poet and author Daniel Beaty, Breath & Imagination explores the life of an American pioneer through words, movement, spirituals and classical music.
The Grand Parade (of the 20th Century) depicts major events of the 20th century in a theatrical style inspired by famed artist Marc Chagall's kaleidoscopic vision of humanity at play, at war and at rest. Trapeze, circus, dance, projections and popular culture fill the height and breadth of the stage in a spectacle of history populated by people and animals in acts of grace and destruction. History is recounted with a variety of iconic images from film, television and photography. It's a glorious work of memory, memorial and celebration that shows us to ourselves and makes us consider where we are now by examining where we have come from.
Iconic actress Isabella Rossellini teams up with legendary screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière to present Green Porno, Live On Stage, a hysterical and eye-opening zoology lesson on the kinky and confounding mating rituals of insects and marine life. Rossellini has adapted The Sundance Channel series of the same name into an intimate lecture using cheeky theatrics to delightfully discuss this bizzare world of seductions and deadly enigmas.
Shakespeare's Globe returns to ArtsEmerson after their well received Hamlet with a striking production of King Lear. Joseph Marcell (celebrated classical actor also known for his role as Geoffrey in "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air") gives a commanding performance as Lear, a king suspicious of his daughters' loyalty after he has divided his realm among them. With an ensemble of eight actors creating all the characters and music, this production reinvigorates this classic story with extraordinary theatricality.
South Africa's Award-winning Isango Ensemble gloriously bursts on the scene with The Magic Flute, Mozart's classic opera, completely reimagined, transformed and transported. The enchanting story tells of a man's quest to rescue his wrongly captured love, and the trials they must endure to be together. Drawing its artists mostly from the townships surrounding Cape Town, this energetic ensemble has traveled all over the world, and with the help of some magical musical instruments, they are able to bring an old story new joy and pleasure.
The three-man comic hurricane that is Culture Clash returns to Boston to celebrate their 30th anniversary as the most prominent Latino performance troupe in the country. Keep Culture and Clash On: 30 Years of Revolutionary Comedy Remastered remixes iconic moments from their signature satirical and political works into an evening as fresh and unhinged as ever.
Legendary artist Robert Lepage is back with a new production of his acclaimed Needles and Opium. Presented as a hypnotic series of vignettes, this fascinating, introspective performance tracks the intersection and creative drive of Parisian poet/filmmaker Jean Cocteau on his way to New York, and American jazz legend Miles Davis during his stay in Paris in 1949. Startling technical wizardry serves true emotional depth on a journey into the night that puts us under a spell and leads us into the light - as much magic as it is theatre.
Boston favorites and circus icons les 7 doigts de la main return to ArtsEmerson by popular demand with their signature work, Traces. The company gathers to piece together the life events that brought them to this moment; what follows is an explosion of music, storytelling and amazing acrobatic feats that surprises, awes and delights at every turn. After a successful run on Broadway and world tour, the celebrated Quebecois troupe brings this newly reimagined collection of skills and scenes that consider the footprints we leave behind.
Cicely Tyson reprises her Tony-Award winning performance as Carrie Watts in Horton Foote's classic The Trip To Bountiful for a limited engagement in Boston. Living in a cramped apartment with her son and daughter-in-law (Vanessa Williams), Carrie dreams of making one final journey to her hometown of Bountiful. What follows is Foote's masterpiece of memory, mortality and the undeniable, universal yearning for home.
Due to a prior commitment, Vanessa Williams will not appear in performances on Saturday, DEC 06.
Kneehigh's Tristan & Yseult elevates this classic love triangle to epic proportions – complete with forbidden desires, broken hearts and tender truths. This innovative tale finds King Mark of Cornwall at war – ruling with his head, not his heart. But he hasn't counted on falling head over heels for his enemy's sister Yseult, or on the arrival of the enigmatic Tristan. Using music from Irving Berlin to Bob Marley, Kneehigh's thrill-ride of a production blends comedy, live music and jaw-dropping theatricality for a night of theatre as hilarious as it is moving.