In general I’m pretty picky about going out to see theater in Boston, but I’m intrigued by the SpeakEasy Stage Company’s The Seafarer at the Boston Center for the Arts. Their description is:
- A 2008 Tony Nominee for Best Play, “The Seafarer” is a funny and
haunting alternative to traditional holiday fare. On Christmas Eve in
North Dublin, Sharky Harkin finds himself reluctantly hosting old
friends at the rundown house he shares with his older brother. A lot of
booze and card-playing carry the men into Christmas Day when Sharky must face the grim promise he made to one of his guests decades ago.
Half-price tickets are available at GoldStar.com.
Will also be checking out the MIT Museum’s new holography exhibit:
- Throughout the winter beginning at dusk, the MIT Museum presents an exhibition of contemporary, three-dimensional holographic artworks displayed in the windows, viewable only from outside the Mark Epstein Innovation Gallery. Featured will be holograms by six international artists whose varied imagery represents artistic and technical advancements in the field of display holography.
Will try to make it to the opening this Friday, although my sources tell me it’s probably going to be more kid-friendly than not:
- December 5, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Lighting Ceremony and Opening Celebration
Free admission, refreshments and street festivities
A few shows coming up I may hit as well. Love is All + Crystal Stilts at Great Scott in Allston next Monday, December 8. The latter is described by one as “the love child of The Jesus and Mary Chain + Joy Division”, haha. Their MySpace page is here.
+/- is playing The Middle East Upstairs the following night, but I’m probably going to have to pass, being too wussy to go to a show two nights in a row. Yes, I’m getting old. 😛 [Update: It looks like the show has been moved to Saturday, December 13. But I’m going to be out of town! Darn.]
So looks like that’s the next couple of weeks figured out. Phew! 😉