The Niceties

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The Niceties

The rules of social engagement undergo a powerful rewrite when discourse between a white professor and a Black undergrad goes from cordial to combustible in “The Niceties,” kicking off the 16th season of MOXIE Theatre. The ...

Necessary Sacrifices

Speaking truth to power takes on profound new meaning when the parties involved are abolitionist Frederick Douglass and President Abraham Lincoln. Here’s your chance to be a fly on the wall as these great men meet in “Necessary Sacrifices,” ...

Human Error

Two couples utilize the services of a fertility clinic. Good news: There’s now a baby on the way! Bad news: Couple A’s embryo was mistakenly given to Couple B. To the already high emotional stakes, add ...

The Outsider

A sex scandal leads to the resignation of an elected official and creates a leadership vacuum. Political fodder for today’s newsfeed? Nope. These actions fuel the engine of the most astonishing election campaign to emerge in what is already ...

Hurricane Diane

Hurricane Diane is about two-thirds satirical comedy and one-third social activism. The comedy part is fantastic. Set in a (mostly) pristine New Jersey cul-de-sac, the show pits the Greek god Dionysus against four Jersey housewives. Bored ...

Jitney

August Wilson’s Pulitzer-winning drama, Jitney, covers so much territory it’s sometimes difficult to keep track. Struggle, work, gossip, respect, loyalty, race and deep, deep regret. But mostly, Jitney is about pride and the lengths people will go to maintain ...

Bloomsday

Should they? Could they? Would they? These questions resonate in a bittersweet story of an extraordinary day that offers love a second chance in “Bloomsday,” at the North Coast Rep. No surprise to English lit ...

Almost Famous

The Old Globe has a certified hit on its hands with the world premiere of the musical “Almost Famous,” based on the Oscar-winning film of the same name. On stage, the production masterfully stays faithful to the original storyline ...

Noura

The immigrant experience is a storied piece of American lore: huddled masses, etc. Wave after wave have come to the U.S., many recently from the Middle East. Writ large, they arrive and gradually adjust to American life. But what ...

Romeo and Juliet

The Old Globe's artistic director, Barry Edelstein, has crafted a memorable production of "Romeo and Juliet" that melds the timeless love story with pop and rock music, switches the gender of some of the supporting  ...