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Boston Weekly Cultural & Artistic Picks 5/29-6/2/2012

Noel Coward's Private Lives at the Huntington Theatre

By: Nelida Nassar - 05/29/2012

PICK OT THE WEEK: Private Lives at the Huntington Theatre

The Huntington Theatre premieres Noël Coward’s Private Lives, a mirthful comedy of manners where a divorced couple Amanda and Elyot find themselves booked into adjoining honeymoon suites, with brand-new spouses in tow, Victor and Sybil, igniting dangerous sparks.  The exes lunge and swing their way through Noël Coward’s wicked, witty best.  They both discover romance and rivalry can be rekindled.  This is a Noël Coward smart, elegant and stylish, romantic comedy.  A spray of life’s contradictions on the themes of sex, money and social climbing prevails in this exceptional farce.  Maria Aitken directs and interprets Coward’s essence with exquisite linguistic skills merging her experience as an actress and instincts as a director to create timeless humoristic moments.  Her keen character analysis brings forth human nature intricacies and foibles.  The play simply crackles with imagination, great writing, stylized dialogue, directing, and superior performances from leads Bianca Amato as Amanda and James Waterston as Elyot.  You will laugh your way from the moment the curtain opens until back home. 

PRIVATE LIVES

By Noël Coward; directed by Maria Aitken; sets and costumes by Rob Howell; scenic design by Allen Moyer, lighting design by Philip S. Rosenberg; sound design by Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen, production stage design by Leslie Sears and stage Manager Kevin Robert Fitzpatrick. 
Tuesday May 28 to Sunday June 2, 2012 various time 2.00 p.m., 7.00 p.m. and 
8.00 p.m. http://www.huntingtontheatre.org/ 

With: Bianca Amato as Amada, James Waterston as Elyot, Autumn Hurlbert as Sibyl, Jeremy Webb as Victor and Paula Plum as Louise.

For more details and critical narrative about the play, read my colleague Mark Favermanns column.

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CINEMA – FILM
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Friday, June 1, 2012 
Saturday, June 2, 2012 
ArtsEmerson
https://artsemerson.org/Online/default/film 

Monday, May 28, 2012 
Friday, June 1, 2012 
Saturday, June 2, 2012    
Sunday, June 3, 2012 
Harvard Film Archives
http://hcl.harvard.edu/hfa 

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 to Sunday, June 3, 2012
Museum of Fine Arts
http://www.mfa.org/programs/film 
 
Monday, May 28, 2012 to Sunday, June 3, 2012
Kendall Square Cinema
http://www.landmarktheatres.com/market/boston/kendallsquarecinema.htm
 
Monday, May 28, 2012 to Sunday, June 3, 2012
Coolidge Corner Theatre
http://www.coolidge.org /
 
Monday, May 28, 2012 to Sunday, June 3, 2012
Fenway Regal Theatre
http://www.movies?hl=en&near=fenway  

Friday, June 1, 2012
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Cutler Majectic Theatre: Nana
https://www.aestages.org/ 

Friday, June 1, 2012
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Cutler Majectic Theatre: Nana
https://www.aestages.org/  

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MUSIC – CONCERTS
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Tuesday, May 29, 2012 to Saturday, June 2, 2012
Boston Symphony Orchestra: Boston Pops
http://www.bso.org/ 
 
Monday, May 28, 2012 to Sunday, June 3, 2012
Museum of Fine Arts
http://www.mfa.org/programs/music  

Monday, May 28, 2012 
Berklee College of Music
http://www.berklee.edu/ 

Monday, May 28, 2012 to Friday, June 1, 2012
Longy School of Music
http://www.longy.edu/ 

Monday, May 28, 2012 to Friday, June 1, 2012
Sunday, June 4, 2012
New England Conservatory
http://necmusic.edu/jordan-hall

Saturday, June 2, 2012
Chorus Pro-Musica at New England Conservatory: Joseph Haydn, The Creation
http://necmusic.edu/jordan-hall

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Prep Baroque ensembles at New England Conservatory: Aldo Abreu conducting Early Music
http://necmusic.edu/jordan-hall

Season Starts July 11, 2012
Boston Landmark Orchestra
http://www.landmarksorchestra.org/ 

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DANCE
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Saturday, June 2, 2012
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Hanover Theatre: Charlotte Klein Studio Performances
http://www.Charlotte_Klein_Dance_Studio_Performances

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OPERA
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 No Performances this week.

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THEATRE – PLAYS
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Tuesday, May 29, 2012 to Sunday, June 3, 2012
American Repertory Theatre: Woody Sez
http://www.americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/woody-sez 

Saturday, June 2, 2012
American Repertory Theatre: The Donkey Show
http://www.americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/donkey-show
 
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 to Sunday, June 3, 2012
Lyric Stage Company of Boston: Avenue Q
http://www.lyricstage.com /
 
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 to Sunday, June 3, 2012
Speak Easy: Xanadu
http://www.speakeasystage.com/index.php

Tuesday, May 28, 2012 to Sunday, June 3, 2012
Huntington Theatre Company: Private Lives
http://www.huntingtontheatre.org/ 

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 to Sunday, June 3, 2012
BCA Plaza Theatre: Love Person
https://www.bostontheatrescene.com/calendar/index.aspx  

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 to Sunday, June 3, 2012
Cutler Majectic Theatre: George Gershwin Alone
https://www.aestages.org/

Saturday, June 2, 2012
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Citi Performing Arts Center: Il Divo & Orchestra in Concert
http://www.citicenter.org/show/1226/


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