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October 2017

ArtsEmerson: KISS

October 26, 2017 | 7:30 pm - November 19, 2017 | 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating indefinitely

Paramount Center at Emerson College, 559 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111 United States
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$60

When a young, aspirational theatre troupe discovers and performs what they believe is a Syrian soap opera, they come to realize just how much they got wrong. Kiss is a brilliant play-within-a-play that shows how misunderstanding cultural cues can reveal blind spots you never knew you had. Chilean playwright and director Guillermo Calderón brings his masterful sensibility to this intense, tightly wound new production where naiveté can turn out to be the kiss of death.

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November 2017

Albert Camus’ THE STATE OF SIEGE at ArtsEmerson

November 9, 2017 | 7:30 pm - November 11, 2017 | 10:00 pm
Emerson Cutler Majestic Theater, 219 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116 United States
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$20 - $80

Written by Nobel Prize–winning author Albert Camus, staged by leading avant-garde French director Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota and produced by the celebrated Paris theatre company Théâtre de la Ville, The State of Siege is set to take the country by storm this fall on its first visit to the United States. The rarely staged work, penned in 1948, weaves a tale of paranoia, endurance and political struggle resulting in a dizzying modern metaphor. With a renowned ensemble working on an epic scale,…

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December 2017

ArtsEmerson presents Bangsokol: A Requiem for Cambodia

December 19, 2017 | 7:30 pm - December 20, 2017 | 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating indefinitely

Paramount Center Mainstage, 559 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111 United States
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$60

ArtsEmerson is pleased to present Bangsokol: A Requiem for Cambodia. Bangsokol: A Requiem for Cambodia is an extraordinary new composition fusing music, film, voice and movement. It is the first major symphonic work that addresses the traumas that occurred in Cambodia in the late seventies, and is the first collaboration between the Oscar-nominated director Rithy Panh and lauded composer Him Sophy — both survivors of the Khmer Rouge and now at the forefront of Cambodia’s cultural renaissance. Anchored in “bangsokol” —…

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February 2018

ArtsEmerson premieres The White Card by CLAUDIA RANKINE

February 24, 2018 | 7:30 pm - March 18, 2018 | 5:00 pm
Paramount Center Mainstage, 559 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111 United States
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$20 - $80

In this stunning world premiere at ArtsEmerson, The White Card unfolds a meticulously crafted story, raising uncomfortable questions about what — and who — are on display. Exploring contemporary headlines and cultural touchstones, CLAUDIA RANKINE's The White Card refuses to remain “just a play,” safely entrenched on the stage. Like her 2014 New York Times bestselling book of poetry entitled Citizen: An American Lyric, this new play unpacks the insidious ways in which racism manifests itself in everyday situations, prompting the…

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May 2018

Step Afrika: The Migration at the EmersonArts Theater

May 3, 2018 | 7:30 pm - May 6, 2018 | 5:00 pm
Emerson Cutler Majestic Theater, 219 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116 United States
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$20 - $80

Step Afrika! triumphantly returns to Boston with The Migration, a multimedia powerhouse production that chronicles and celebrates the paths of the brave men and women who left the American South searching for better opportunities. Inspired by painter Jacob Lawrence’s groundbreaking series about “The Great Migration,” the company transforms the work into a textured, interdisciplinary movement piece incorporating South African Gumboot, Western African dance, vocals, drumming and audience participation. "A show that needs to be experienced: a blend of incredible movement,…

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