Performing Arts

Stephanie Holladay Earl as the Duchess and Andrew Goldwasser as Antonio in American Shakespeare Center’s production of The Duchess of Malfi. Photo by Michael Bailey.

ARTS Picks: The Duchess of Malfi at Blackfriars Playhouse

Vicious but mesmerizing, The Duchess of Malfi tells the story of one of the stage’s greatest women and two of its greatest villains. The widowed Duchess disobeys her two brothers by secretly marrying her household steward. When they reveal her sham, a slew of dreadful events are planned that ultimately result in a tale of […]

Play On! stages the delightful family musical Dr. Doolittle, the story of a doctor who views the human world through the eyes and language of animals.

ARTS Picks: Dr. Doolittle at Play On! Theatre

Human creatures large and small will enjoy Dr. Dolittle’s singing search for the Great Pink Sea Snail in Play On! Theatre’s final production at the IX building. This musical, based on the 1967 film starring Rex Harrison, is directed by Shelley Cole and features community youth and adult actors going wild as Dr. Dolittle’s famous animals—the Pushmepullyou, Chee-Chee the chimp, and Polynesia the parrot. $5-19, 7:30pm (2pm on Sundays).