Artscope Magazine Logo
Henry VI, Part 2

From left to right: King Henry (Jesse Hinson), Queen Margaret (Jennie Israel), Duke of Somerset (Ross MacDonald) and Duke of Gloucester (Allyn Burrows). Photo courtesy of Stratton McCrady Photography 2015.


Shakespeare Actors’ Project presents Henry VI, Part 2 at the Suffolk U. Modern Theatre

By James Foritano Boston – While at first, it sounds like a title giving the audience only half a title to something complex that’s already begun, take heart — “Henry VI, Part 2,” presented by the Actor’s Shakespeare Project in the intimate venue of downtown Boston’s Modern Theatre, and, not least, with Shakespeare’s consummate sense […]


Actors' Shakespeare Project "God's Ear" by Jenny Schwartz - Pictured: Ted (Gabriel Kuttner) and Mel (Tamara Hickey). Photo by Stratton McCrady Photography


Actors’ Shakespeare Project presents God’s Ear

In today’s world, audiences expect to walk into a theater and see the traditional story arch; there are clear marks of an introduction, rising action, climax and conclusion. This is not the case with the new ASP production of God’s Ear; every expectation is torn down from beginning to end as it takes audiences through the thought process of life-changing tragedy.


Andrus Nichols in Bedlam’s Saint Joan (photo by A.R. Sinclair Photography) at Central Square Theater.

Andrus Nichols in Bedlam’s Saint Joan (photo by A.R. Sinclair Photography) at Central Square Theater.


Bedlam’s Saint Joan at Central Square Theater

In this reviewer’s opinion, George Bernard Shaw would have heartily approved the New York City-based Bedlam Theater’s rip-roaring presentation of “Saint Joan” at Central Square Theater.


Duke Vincentio ( Michael Forden Walker) & Provost (Sarah Newhouse). Photograph by Stratton McCrady Photography.

Duke Vincentio ( Michael Forden Walker) & Provost (Sarah Newhouse). Photograph by Stratton McCrady Photography.


Actors’ Shakespeare Project presents Measure for Measure

The irony is not lost as the audience settles into what was once the Middlesex County Courthouse. Every detail, from the image of Lady Justice on the floor to the hanging American flags, paints the picture of the American justice system. The audience is seated on both sides of the room, giving them the position of jurors […]


Pick up the latest copy of artscope today!


AS “HOT LIST” Distribution Sites

Find out where to pick up the latest copy!* While Artscope is available in 700+ locations throughout New England, this list identifies distribution sites which have a large number of copies available to the public!               CONNECTICUT Greenwich, CT Bruce Museum | 1 Museum Drive C. Parker Gallery | […]


Romi Weil (Olivia Thirlby) records her video blog. Photograph by Evgenia Eliseeva, A.R.T.

Romi Weil (Olivia Thirlby) records her video blog. Photograph by Evgenia Eliseeva, A.R.T.


O.P.C. at American Repertory Theater

Written by Eve Ensler (“The Vagina Monologues”) and directed by Pesha Rudnick, the new production at the American Repertory Theater, “O.P.C.” — or Obsessive Political Correctness — is a rich blend of mordant comedy, high drama, pathos and not a few revelations.


Boston Ballet's Swan Lake at the Boston Opera House..

Boston Ballet's Swan Lake at the Boston Opera House.


The Boston Ballet presents Swan Lake

Are We Prepared for Classical Ballet?

That was the question I kept asking myself as I opened the gates of my perception, cynical, bleary, early 21st century perception, to take in a spectacle that had been first conjured on the stage of Moscow’s Maryinsky theater by choreographers Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov working with composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky on January 15, 1895.


The Hub Theatre Company of Boston presents Israel Horowitz’s “6 Hotels” at Club Café in Boston, Massachusetts.

The Hub Theatre Company of Boston presents Israel Horowitz’s “6 Hotels” at Club Café in Boston, Massachusetts.


The Hub Theatre Company of Boston presents Israel Horowitz’s “6 Hotels” at Club Café

I don’t remember seeing so many bodies strewn over a stage, in this case a small, intimate stage, unless, say, I was attending a Shakespearian tragedy — Hamlet comes bloodily to mind — as I recently saw at the Hub Theatre Company of Boston’s presentation of Israel Horowitz’s “6 Hotels” at Club Café.


Boston Experimental Theatre "Shahnameh" at the Touch Art Gallery.

Boston Experimental Theatre performing "Shahnameh" at the Touch Art Gallery.


Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings at Touch Art Gallery

“Living in an era when misunderstanding and intolerance has created increased violence, I feel a responsibility to share my experiences of Dr. Dariush Shayegan’s philosophy of ‘Dialogue Among Civilizations’ and its influence on I to recognize how important it is for 21st century citizens to understand and feel the desire of intimate dialogue. Art or War, the intimate dialogue is inevitable,” states Vahdat Yeganeh, artistic director of Boston Experimental Theatre.


Bradley Henderson (Photo by Michael Meseke).

Bradley Henderson (Photo by Michael Meseke).


Les 7 doigts de la main presents Traces at Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theatre

Originally formed in Montreal in 2006, this multi-dimensional production, spells ‘circus’ not only with derring-do and flair, but personality, connection, and even, may one say, soul.