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Content Key

The content key helps A.R.T. qualify the youngest appropriate age for our audience members based on the content of each show and developmental/curricular guidelines for each grade level.

In addition to age recommendations and a brief overview of the content in the play, we include a list of content categories that audiences often ask us about for each show: Language, Violence, Sexuality, and Substance Use. Each category is rated on a scale of 0 to 5, represented by black dots (), to indicate the prevalence of each content type in the show. If no dots are filled in, that means that type of content is not present in the show. If five dots are filled in, that type of content plays a very prominent role in the show. If three dots are filled in, there’s a fair amount of that type of content.

This key is intended to help you make the best choice for the young audience members in your party. If you have questions about the particular content in each show, please contact the A.R.T. Ticket Services or [email protected] for more information.

Ratings

Othello

Language 1 out of 5    
Violence 4 out of 5    
Sexuality 2 out of 5    
Substance Use 1 out of 5    

The play explores intolerance, suspected infidelity and revenge, and contains several violent stabbings, onstage murders, and a suicide. Othello is highly recommended for well-prepared teenagers able to handle the violence and mature themes.

Endlings

Language 5 out of 5    
Violence 1 out of 5    
Sexuality 3 out of 5    
Substance Use 1 out of 5    

Endlings is recommended for mature students able to engage in nuanced conversations about culture and identity. There is frequent cursing and descriptions of domestic abuse and sexual acts.