NextDoor Center for the ArtsNovember 22, 2014 8:00 PM
40 Cross Street
Winchester, MA 01890
Dark comedy of manners "God of Carnage" reveals that while kids will inevitably be kids, adults may not always act like grown-ups. The show opens with two sets of high-strung Brooklyn parents meeting to work things out after their young sons squabble on the playground. As their talk progresses and the rum flows, their behavior devolves from civilized to outrageous. Accusations are hurled, secrets are confessed and diplomatic facades crumble before your eyes. Filled with scandalous hilarity, "God of Carnage" took Broadway by storm and walked away with the 2009 Tony Award for Best Play.
Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra Performs Jesus Christ Superstar
The Regent TheatreNovember 22, 2014 8:00 PM
7 Medford Street
Arlington, MA 02474
Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Jesus Christ Superstar" changed the face of musical theater when it debuted on Broadway in 1971. The rock 'n' roll retelling of the last seven days in the life of Jesus of Nazareth, "Superstar" dramatizes Jesus' entry into Jerusalem, the unrest caused by his message and his popularity, his betrayal by Judas, his trial before Pontius Pilate and his ultimate crucifixion. Chart-topping songs such as "Superstar," "Everything's Alright" and "I Don't Know How to Love Him" dramatically highlight the struggles of those final days. Now the Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra brings their version of this epic hit to the stage. See this 10-vocalist rock band perform, in its entirety, the rock opera that changed the world. It's a full-on contemporary rock 'n' roll spectacle, complete with epic lighting, thunderous sound -- and not a robe or sandal in sight.
The plays of Euripides, written more than 2,400 years ago, continue to astound us with their insights. And although it is tradition for classical tragedy to take up issues of war and its aftermath, Euripides finds powerful and unexpected ways to tell familiar stories. "The Trojan Women" vividly recounts the final moments of Trojan civilization in the aftermath of the city's sacking by the invading Greeks. Queen Hecuba, the slave-concubine Andromache and the mythic Helen gather together in the ruins and find victory in the female spirit amid the horrors visited upon them by both gods and men.