Every week, WGBH Arts Editor Jared Bowensums up the exhibitions, theater, movies and music you should check out in and around Boston.
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, running at the Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre until October 23
Gentleman's Guide's Synopsis: "Gentleman's Guide tells the uproarious story of Monty Navarro, an heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession by—you guessed it—eliminating the eight pesky relatives who stand in his way. All the while, Monty has to juggle his mistress (she’s after more than just love), his fiancée (she’s his cousin but who’s keeping track?), and the constant threat of landing behind bars!"
Jared Says: "Delirious fun... and I offer much applause for being wholly original because of this wickedly charming cast."
Good, presented by the New Repertory Theatre through October 30
New Repertory Theater's Synopsis: "How does a good man turn toward the unthinkable? In 1930s Germany, Professor John Halder, played by Michael Kaye (Broken Glass, Amadeus), writes a novel about compassionate euthanasia, drawing the attention of the Nazi Party. Despite his own misgivings and the pleadings of his Jewish friend Maurice, John is tempted by the changing world around him. In this expressionistic play with music, CP Taylor poses questions that remain all too familiar in today’s political landscape."
Jared Says: "A very chilling, frighteningly relatable understanding of how evil is made."
Once There Was a House, on display at the South Shore Art Center through November 6
Once There Was a House's Synopsis: "Once There Was a House is an installation that tells the story of chaos and disruption unleashed upon a home’s human and spiritual inhabitants in the wake of a seismic event. Through the lens of a first-century Roman house destroyed by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in Pompeii in 79 A.D. this installation envisions what materializes when a home, and ultimately a civilization, collapses in a catastrophe."
Jared Says: "This is a very thoughtful consideration of the past that really brings our future into focus."
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