Arts This Week

Jared's arts picks for this week: "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" (left), "The Night of the Iguana" (top right), and "Stage Kiss" (bottom right)

Arts This Week: 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time,' 'The Night of the Iguana,' 'Stage Kiss'

March 9, 2017

Every week, WGBH News' Arts Editor Jared Bowen sums up the exhibitions, theater, movies, and music you should check out in and around Boston.

"The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time," presented at the Boston Opera House through March 19

Adam Langdon stars as Christopher Boone in "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time"
Photo Credit: Joan Marcus | Broadway in Boston

Broadway in Boston's Synopsis: "Fifteen-year-old Christopher Boone has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever."

Jared Says: "So inventive, so different ... It’s a must see!" 

"The Night of the Iguana," presented by American Repertory Theater through March 18

Amanda Plummer and James Earl Jones in Tennessee Williams' "The Night of the Iguana"
Photo Credit: Gretjen Helene Photography

A.R.T.'s Synopsis: "On the edge of the Mexican jungle, a group of troubled travelers seek shelter from a storm. Directed by Michael Wilson (Broadway's "The Trip to Bountiful" and "The Best Man"), Williams’ feverishly poetic 1961 drama follows a hotel proprietress and the scandal-soaked Southern preacher who turns up on her veranda. A Nantucket portrait artist traveling with her ancient grandfather, a bus full of fuming Texan college administrators, and a party of vacationers collide in this drama about how far we travel to outrun the demons within."

Jared Says: "A classic which we never really get to see."

"Stage Kiss," presented by Lyric Stage Company through March 26

The cast of Lyric Stage Company's "Stage Kiss"
Photo Credit: Mark S. Howard

Lyric Stage Company's Synopsis: "As art imitates life, life imitates art. In "Stage Kiss," two squabbling, long-lost loves are cast as long-lost lovers. They quickly lose touch with reality in this romantic and revealing play-within-a-play. Playwright Sarah Ruhl and Director Courtney O’Connor ("Red Hot Patriot" and "Buyer and Cellar") take us onstage, backstage, and right out the stage door in this charming tale about what happens when lovers share a stage kiss and when actors share a real one."

Jared Says: "A mix of screwball comedy, psychology, and the ethereal nature of the world of acting."

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