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How, on stage, do you create a house-sized peach that rolls down a hill and crushes two cruel aunts? How do you make that peach fly, float and impale itself on the Empire State Building? And we haven't even gotten to the sharks yet.
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Radio Boston's Meghna Chakrabarti sits down with Fingersmith playwright Alexa Junge to discuss this Victorian thriller.
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Tracee Chimo (Sue Trinder in Fingersmith) riffs on her potty mouth, her singing voice and playing baddies.
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It was love at first read for actress Tracee Chimo when she encountered Sue Trinder, the unconventional heroine of the Sarah Waters novel "Fingersmith".
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It was love at first read for actress Tracee Chimo when she encountered Sue Trinder, the unconventional heroine of the Sarah Waters novel “Fingersmith,” whom she will portray in a stage adaptation of the historical crime drama being presented by the American Repertory Theatre beginning tomorrow night at the Loeb Drama Center in Cambridge.
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Kristine Nielsen comes to the American Repertory Theater with Alexa Junge’s acclaimed adaptation of Sarah Waters’ Fingersmith, a delicious, edge-of-your-seat Victorian thriller that will no doubt be the hottest ticket in town this winter.
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“Fingersmith” has a lot of moving parts — even after you account for the turntable built into the set, the carefully coordinated video projections, and the mid-scene costume changes. There’s also the dense, twisty story itself, in which one view of events is enacted only to be jostled aside by competing versions, and the reliability of narrators is repeatedly questioned.
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Justin Vivian Bond in conversation with T. Cole Rachel about politics and performance.
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In support of its most recent album, Blooming Through the Black, Connecticut-based Parsonsfield brings its tour to OBERON as part of the Sound Society concert series. Parsonsfield provided original music for, and performed each evening in, The Heart of Robin Hood at the American Repertory Theater a few seasons ago, and its ascent has been steady since. Here, lead singer Chris Freeman looks back on Robin Hood, how it changed the band, and the uniting power of music.
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For Sound Society’s music series this winter, theatrical production value is key.
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