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Aurélia’s Oratorio returns!

July 6, 2009

Aurélia’s Oratorio is coming back! This show played to sold-out houses this winter, so if you weren’t able to get a ticket then, now is your chance. Aurélia will be back at the Loeb for just two weeks, July 22 – August 2.

Read reviews of the show this winter from the Boston Globe, Boston Herald, and Boston Metro — or peruse audience members’ responses.

Here is a repost of the two-minute trailer that gives you a glimpse into the magic of Aurélia’s enchanting topsy-turvy world. Learn more on our website.

The Duck Variations

June 9, 2009

Sexual Perversity in Chicago and The Duck Variations — a David Mamet double bill — start Thursday!

Here’s a clip of rehearsal footage from

The Duck Variations
by David Mamet
directed by Marcus Stern
featuring Thomas Derrah and Will LeBow

Learn more

A.R.T.’s pARTy 2009 was a success!

May 8, 2009
pARTy 2009: Artistic Director Diane Paulus, Founding Director Robert Brustein, Actress Diane Lane

pARTy 2009: Artistic Director Diane Paulus, Founding Director Robert Brustein, Actress Diane Lane.

The A.R.T.’s annual fundraiser pARTy let the sun shine on Monday, April 27, when Artistic Director Diane Paulus was joined by special guests including members of the cast from her Broadway production of HAIR to help celebrate the dawning of a new era at the A.R.T.

Other groovy people of the night included actress Diane Lane, Joyce Kulhawik, and Billy Costa. The annual Robert Brustein Award was presented to internationally acclaimed director Andrei Serban and A.R.T. Senior Actor Jeremy Geidt.

The evening left hippie-clad guests dancing onstage and in the aisles after a rollicking performance by the Broadway cast of HAIR.

The event was a tremendous success thanks to the generosity of the A.R.T.’s friends, board members, and supporters.


Trojan Barbie – Barbie Doll art opening photos

April 11, 2009

A few photos from our Trojan Barbie Barbie Doll art exhibit opening event at SPACE 242. These and other fine art masterpieces inspired by or made with Barbie Dolls will be on display at SPACE 242 through April 17. Gallery Hours: Friday evenings 6:30-8 p.m. and by appointment. Co-sponsored by The Weekly Dig. Photos by Derek Kouyoumjian.

Scenes from The Seagull

January 26, 2009

The Seagull slideshow

January 22, 2009

Photos by Michael Lutch from the production of Chekhov’s classic on stage now through Feb. 1 2009 at the Loeb Drama Center in Cambridge, MA.

Dreams born and shattered, loves won and lost… The Seagull paints a rich and tumultuous portrait of the human heart.

“Powerful and astute performances…a fascinating portrait…exciting work… that’s what theater needs—now, and no doubt 200,000 years from now, too.”
—Louise Kennedy, The Boston Globe

The Seagull envisions the theatre of the future

January 7, 2009

Anton Chekhov’s groundbreaking play The Seagull opens with Konstantin Treplev’s passionate cry for “…new forms! We need new forms, and if we can’t have them, then we’re better off with no theater at all.” Konstantin’s play-within-the-play is a challenge to old forms and an attempt to expand the boundaries of what theatre can be.

What is YOUR vision of the theatre of the future? What new forms do you think theatre will take?

Aurélia’s Oratorio Trailer

November 26, 2008

Aurélia’s Oratorio and Family Traditions

November 26, 2008

Aurélia’s Oratorio and its charming and whimsical visual tricks were born out of a family tradition of performance—Aurélia’s mother, Victoria Thierrée Chaplin, created the show for her, and her father, Jean-Baptiste, came up with the title. As children, Aurélia and her brother James performed as insects, magicians and walking suitcases in their parents’ innovative small-top circuses Le Cirque Imaginaire and Le Cirque Invisible. This family tradition of performance continues to reach back across the generations—Aurélia is the great-granddaughter of playwright Eugene O’Neill and the granddaughter of innovator, film actor and director Charlie Chaplin.

Aurélia says, “We play around with ideas whenever we meet as a family. It’s our way of communicating and staying together….With your family you don’t have to be polite or try to seduce or discover how to communicate. You go straight to the point.”

We invite you to share YOUR family traditions. What helps your family stay connected? How did your family traditions get started and how long have you been doing them? If you were to introduce a new family tradition, what would it be?