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Operation Epsilon at Central Square Theatre

Ironies abound in this drama based on real military eavesdropping by playwright Alan Brody, professor of theater arts at MIT and co-director of Catalyst Collaborative @MIT, a science-meets-theater collaboration between Central Square Theater and MIT.

The Boston Ballet’s “All Kylian”

The Boston Ballet’s current show, “All Kylián,” features three acts that combine ballet with modern dance and performance art. Every dance reinterprets and expands on the one before it, all with an obvious visual signature of the acclaimed choreographer for whom the show is named, Jiri Kylián.

John Treacy Egan, Andy Grotelueschen, Da¹Vine Randolph, Allen Gilmore and Liz Wisan

ArtsEmerson presents Carlo Goldoni’s Servant of Two Masters

The Yale Repertory Theatre’s production of “The Servant of Two Masters,” a presentation of ArtsEmerson, is showing now at The Paramount Theater.

The Mountaintop at the Central Square Theater

The Underground railway Theater’s production of Katori Hall’s “The Mountaintop,” is showing at Central Square theater until February 2.

Scene from “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo”.

Scene from “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo”. Photo by Liza Voll Photography.

Company One presents Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo

It was a dark play, set as it was in the war-torn, 2003 Baghdad of “shock and awe.” But it was lighted with a humor that cast facets of color into the darkness while absorbing darkness into itself. This was a delicate balance, and it worked for me, except in rare moments.

Photo Credit: Andrew Brilliant/Brilliant Pictures

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s “Coriolanus” at Boston Common

Shakespeare, with the eye-to-posterity of a universal genius, has clothed the Romans and the Volscians in modern battle dress — the Romans much spiffier. The skies clatter with helicopters, the trenches with machine guns and rocket launchers.

F.U.D.G.E. at the Arsenal Center for the Arts

The F.U.D.G.E. Theatre Company has struck again! This time with a rousing production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice classic musical “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” The passions of greed, jealousy, despair, hatred, hypocrisy, overweening pride etc. are universal and in this production, all dance and song, illustrated with verve and ensemble precision.

Photo Credit: Alexander Lenz, “FIGMENT Boston 2010.”

Free, Creative, Interactive. The FIGMENT Festival is coming to Boston.

Describing the FIGMENT festival, Brad Cohen of Arts and Architecture writes “Everything is meant to be played with.” Join artscope’s Barbara Bausch at the FIGMENT Festival on Saturday and Sunday, July 28 and 29 at the Rose Kennedy Greenway for an exciting, creative and interactive experience…

Yvette Freeman in August Wilson’s "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" at the BU Theatre (photo by T. Charles Erickson).

Yvette Freeman in August Wilson’s "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" at the BU Theatre (photo by T. Charles Erickson).

“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” by August Wilson at the BU Theatre

“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” currently on stage at the BU Theatre, is a volatile brew of sex and danger, exploitation, oppression, death and the devil.

Laura Latreille and Barlow Adamson. Photo by Timothy Dunn.

Laura Latreille and Barlow Adamson. Photo by Timothy Dunn.

“Time Stands Still” by Donald Margulies at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston

“Time Stands Still” for this observer, stood far too still. Or, perhaps the dramatic arc lifted off the ground in a place where I wasn’t, and I never caught up.