Set in Harlem, When January Feels Like Summer mixes humor with a love story that connects three communities: Indian, black and transgender. Catch the Underground Railway Theater’s production of Cori Thomas’ award-winning script Oct. 20-Nov. 13 at Central Square Theater.
Written by acclaimed Bad Jews playwright Joshua Harmon and headed to Broadway in February, Significant Other tells the story of a 20-something single gay man who worries about his own romantic life after his friends begin marrying. SpeakEasy Stage’s production runs through Oct. 8 at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA.
After turning heads in New York and London (and perhaps a few stomachs—be prepared for some gore), Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. makes its New England premiere with Company One. Composed of funny and frightening vignettes that vivify the constraints faced by modern women,
the play hits the stage at the BCA’s Plaza Theatre Oct. 21-Nov. 19.
George Gershwin’s 1928 composition An American in Paris inspired the Oscar-winning 1951 film of the same name, which in turn led to this Tony-winning play that opened on Broadway in 2015. The show closes its Great White Way performances in October and begins its U.S. tour at the Wang Theatre Oct. 25-Nov. 6.
Prolific playwright Melinda Lopez takes the ArtsEmerson stage for Mala, her one-woman show that draws on her Cuban heritage and centers on a mother-daughter relationship. See the world premiere Oct. 27-Nov. 20 at the Emerson/Jackie Liebergott Black Box Theater.
Two rising stars on the Boston theater scene, playwright Kirsten Greenidge and director M. Bevin O’Gara, team up for the world premiere of How Soft the Lining, which explores the friendship of Mary Todd Lincoln and her freed black seamstress in the wake of President Lincoln’s assassination. Bad Habit Productions stages the play Nov. 5-20 at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA.
Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Bill Rauch (All the Way) returns to the American Repertory Theater to direct Fingersmith, based on Sarah Waters’ best-selling novel about a pickpocketing maid who falls for an heiress in Victorian England. The play drops the fourth wall and runs Dec. 4-Jan. 8 at the Loeb Drama Center.
THE IMPROPER’S 2016 FALL ARTS PREVIEW: DANCE | VISUAL ARTS | MUSIC | COMEDY