O.P.C, Plays at the A.R.T. through January 4th

A new comedy from the author of The Vagina Monologues, O.P.C. is a wildly funny exploration of consumption and politics that asks, "How are we to survive as a species if we insist on destroying the world we love?"  Romi Weil, a dumpster-diving Freegan, is doing just fine squatting in an abandoned apartment.  But when her mother, a candidate running for the Senate, tries to make her toe the party line, radicalism comes into comic collision with mainstream liberalism.  As Election Day approaches, mother and daughter wrestle with the inconvenient truths at the heart of consumer culture, tossed between political compromise and Obsessive Political Correctness.  

The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, Plays at the Lyric Stage Company through December 20th

A middle-aged, Upper West Side doctor’s wife is devoted to mornings at the Whitney, afternoons at MOMA, and evenings at BAM. Plunged into a mid-life crisis of Medea-like proportions, she’s shaken out of her lethargy by the reappearance of a fascinating and somewhat mysterious childhood friend.  

Jesus Christ, It’s Christmas, Presented by The Gold Dust Orphans, it plays at Theater Machine through December 21st

Based on the 1947 classic, “The Bishop’s Wife”, the Orphans present all new songs and dances, plenty of fabulous costumes and positively gorgeous sets! Make no mistake, they are ready to heal your winter blues all through December!

Wild In theaters Friday

Academy Award winner Reese Witherspoon brings bestselling author Cheryl Strayed’s extraordinary adventure to life on the screen. After years of reckless behavior, a heroin addiction and the destruction of her marriage, Strayed makes a rash decision.  Haunted by memories of her mother Bobbi, and with absolutely no experience, she sets out to hike more than a thousand miles on the Pacific Crest Trail all on her own.  Wild powerfully reveals her terrors and pleasures – as she forges ahead on a journey that maddens, strengthens, and ultimately heals her.

Exodus: Gods and Kings In theaters Friday

From acclaimed director Ridley Scott comes a new epic adventure. It's the familiar story of one man’s daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings retells story of the defiant leader Moses, played by Christian Bale, as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.

Coming up on Open Studio: I sit down with Grammy-winning jazz artist Herbie Hancock to discuss his memoir, “Herbie Hancock: Possibilities” and meets with Elizabeth Barker, the new director of the Boston Athenaeum.

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