Sexy 17th Century Comedy The Libertine Makes its Boston Premiere
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The last date listed for The Libertine was Sunday September 22, 2013 / 2:00pm.
Currently at Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts:
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- $46.00 - $61.00
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The picture-perfect facade of '50s-era family life is torn away in Far From Heaven, the stage adaptation of the Oscar-nominated romantic melodrama from director Todd Haynes (I'm Not There, Mildred Pierce). While managing a household that would show-up the Cleavers in its neatness and apparent civility, a Connecticut housewife discovers her husband's secret ... only to seek comfort in a forbidden relationship of her own. Tony Award-winning playwright Richard Greenberg (Take Me Out) and the creators of the musical Grey Gardens collaborated on this romantic musical that evokes Haynes' original inspiration: the lush, Technicolor brilliance of the films of Douglas Sirk. Now, for its Boston premiere, Scott Edmiston directs a smart and sophisticated production at the SpeakEasy Stage. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Marilyn
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The set was a reminder of college theater classes I had taken. Simple with very good use of props. The play was witty, funny, and very well done. Character portrayals were well done with costuming and good acting. Overall a very enjoyable show I would attend once again. I do have one minor complaint, regarding seating. Although there were steps to each row, they were shallow and I had s difficult time seeing the play... I am horizontally challenge ;-)
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Well written life of John Wilmore; well acted too but just not very exciting. Biographical plays are a rarity but this one lacked something. The cast worked hard & the director did a great job w/limited space & used the whole cast well. A good...continued
_There is some sexual content, but no nudity. Parental discretion is advised.
Running time is approximately two hours and 40 minutes.