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April 2017

Shakespeare on Demand | Knighthorse Theatre Co

April 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Brookline Village Library, 361 Washington St.
Brookline, MA 02445 United States
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Shakespeare on Demand at Brookline Village Library

All the library’s a stage!  April is the Bard’s birthday month, and the Brookline Public Library is celebrating with a host of presentations, interactive performances, and films. This kickoff event is an interactive show in the Brookline Village Library by the Knighthorse Theatre Company—with plays suggested by the audience and roles for the entire family. This event is part of the Spring in to Summer with Shakespeare series! All events are free and open to the public, and are supported by the…

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$20 - $23

Twelfth Night | NT Live at the Coolidge

April 6 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02446 United States
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Twelfth Night at the Coolidge Theatre, Brookline

Twelfth Night Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity. A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new land. So begins a whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love. The nearby households of Olivia and Orsino are overrun with passion. Even Olivia's upright housekeeper Malvolia is swept up in the…

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$20 - $23

Hedda Gabler | NT Live at the Coolidge

April 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02446 United States
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Hedda Gabler, NT Live at Coolidge Theatre, Brookline

Hedda Gabler “I’ve no talent for life.” Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free... Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel. Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic Theatre) returns to National Theatre Live screens with a modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece. Ruth Wilson (Luther, The…

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Scenes from Julius Caesar | Commonwealth Shakespeare Company @ Brookline Village Library

April 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Brookline Main Library – Hunneman Hall, 361 Washington St.
Brookline, MA 02445 United States
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Scenes from Julius Caesar performed by Commonwealth Shakespeare Co at Brookline Public Library

Scenes from Julius Caesar from the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Rome’s most powerful citizens plot the assassination of its ruler, Julius Caesar, to save the republic from an impending monarchy. In the wake of their bloody deed, the city must confront the consequences of their political idealism. When the curtains of rhetoric and symbolism are pulled aside, what underlying motivations will be un-masked? Honor? Greed? Patriotism? Ambition? In light of the recent presidential election cycle, JULIUS CAESAR offers a timely perspective…

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$20 - $23

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead | NT Live at the Coolidge

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02446 United States
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Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead, NT Live at the Coolidge, Brookline

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter, The Woman in Black), Joshua McGuire (The Hour), and David Haig (Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Witness for the Prosecution) star in Tom Stoppard’s brilliantly funny situation comedy, broadcast live from The Old Vic theatre in London. David Leveaux’s new production marks the 50th anniversary of the play that made a young Tom Stoppard’s name overnight. Against the backdrop of Hamlet, two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, take center stage. As…

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$20 - $23

The Black Monk | Theatre at the Coolidge

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02446 United States
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The Black Monk | Theatre at the Cinema at Coolidge Theatre, Brookline

The Black Monk Presented by Stage Russia HD, and based on the short story by Anton Chekhov, The Black Monk tells the tragic tale of philosophy student Andrey Vasil'ich Kovrin. On the verge of a nervous breakdown, Kovrin decides to visit his childhood friend Tanya Pesotsky at the estate of her father. As he and Tanya develop a relationsship and eventually marry, a black monk of legend begins appearing to Kovrin in visions. Though these hallucinations at first imbue the…

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May 2017

Much Ado About Nothing | Boston Theater Co Teen Troupe @ Brookline Village Library

May 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Brookline Main Library – Hunneman Hall, 361 Washington St.
Brookline, MA 02445 United States
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Much Ado About Nothing, a Boston Theater Co Teen Troupe presentation at Brookline Village Library

Much Ado About Nothing | Boston Theater Co Teen Troupe A performance of an abridged version of William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing performed by the Boston Theater Company Teen Troupe.  All are welcome! This event is part of the Spring in to Summer with Shakespeare series! All events are free and open to the public, and are supported by the Staff Programming Committee and the Trustees of the Brookline Library.

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$20 - $23

Obsession | NT Live at the Coolidge

May 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02446 United States
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Obsession | NT Live at Coolidge Theatre, Brookline

Obsession Jude Law (The Young Pope, Closer, The Talented Mr Ripley) stars in the stage production of Obsession, broadcast live from the Barbican Theatre in London. Ivo van Hove (NT Live: A View from the Bridge, Hedda Gabler) directs this new stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1943 film. Gino is a drifter, down-at-heel and magnetically handsome. At a road side restaurant he encounters husband and wife, Giuseppe and Giovanna. Irresistibly attracted to each other, Gino and Giovanna begin a fiery…

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$20 - $23

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? | NT Live at the Coolidge

May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02446 United States
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Who'se Afraid of Virginia Woolf | NT Live at the Coolidge, Brookline

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? ★★★★★ "Imelda Staunton is at her magnificent best. A first-rate revival of an astonishing play." - The Guardian Sonia Friedman Productions present Imelda Staunton (Gypsy, Vera Drake, the Harry Potter films), Conleth Hill (Game Of Thrones, The Producers), Luke Treadaway (A Street Cat Named Bob, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Hollow Crown) and Imogen Poots (A Long Way Down, Jane Eyre) in James Macdonald’s critically acclaimed, 5 star production of Edward…

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June 2017
$13 - $23

Peter Pan | NT Live at the Coolidge

June 10 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02446 United States
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Peter Pan | NT Live at the Coolidge, Brookline

Peter Pan ★★★★★ "Spellbindingly imaginative. A dazzling production." —Radio Times All children, except one, grow up… Captured live at the National Theatre, a recorded performance of JM Barrie’s much-loved tale screens in cinemas. When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily, and the vengeful Captain Hook await. A riot of magic, music, and make-believe ensues. A…

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$20 - $23

Salomé | NT Live at the Coolidge

June 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02446 United States
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Solome | NT Live at the Coolidge, Brookline

Salomé The story has been told before, but never like this. An occupied desert nation. A radical from the wilderness on hunger strike. A girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world. This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the centre of a revolution. Internationally acclaimed theatre director Yaël Farber (Les Blancs) draws on multiple accounts to create her urgent, hypnotic production which will be broadcast…

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