This weekend, you can visit a Northeastern movie house, sing along with Patsy Cline, go back in time to the French Revolution, solve a mystery, and see some pompous old men get put in their place. And all from the comfort of one of our many lovely theaters.
First for the moviehouse: The Pulitzer Prize winner The Flick opens Thurs. April 30 at Threshold Rep on Society Street. See three misfit movie theater employees struggle to make sure life doesn’t leave them behind while working in one of the last theaters to use a projector instead of a digital system.
Midtown Productions and this year’s CP Best Local Actress Becca Anderson give you the indomitable Patsy Cline with Always … Patsy Cline. Anderson will sing Cline’s classic hits with a live country band. The show opens Fri. May 1.
Enjoy some theater for a good cause with Take Me Back to Harlem … The Semple Take, a play inspired by Langston Hughes’ fictional character Jesse B. Semple. The production is part of the Expressions: Vets by Vets program, which caters toward disabled veterans.
Heads will roll at PURE’s production of Marie Antoinette, which plays through May 9. This Marie is a thoroughly modern gal, though sadly just as tactless when it comes to cake as her historical original.
Get it on the action at Foolight’s The Mystery of Edwin Drood, based on Charles Dickens’ unfinished novel. Audience members will help solve said mystery in this interactive performance.
Laugh yourself silly while revisiting the days of the grand old explorers in The Explorer’s Club at Woolfe Street Playhouse. This comedy about a British men’s club president who decides to admit a woman stars Mary Fishburne and CP Best Local Actor Robbie Thomas, and was written by Nell Benjamin, the playwright behind the musical Legally Blonde.