Boston’s Spring Season

Students often ask me what shows I’d recommend out in the wilds of Boston, beyond the inertia of the university. Here’s my list for Spring 2012. It’s not exhaustive, and focuses on contemporary & new work rather than classics.

ArtsEmerson

- Sugar by Robbie McCauley: Jan 20-29

- 69 South (The Shakelton Project) by Phantom Limb: Feb 7-12

- Ameriville by Universes: March 13-18

- The Andersen Project by Robert Lepage & Ex Machina: March 24-April 1

- Café Variations by Charles Mee/SITI Company: April 13-2

Company One

- Hookman by Lauren Yee: March 23-April 14

- Articulation: Illuminated by ARTiculation: April 20-May 5

- Love Person by Aditi Kapil

- The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity by Kris Diaz

Boston Center for the Arts

- Bread & Puppet Theatre: Attica; Man of Flesh & Cardboard; Man=Carrot Jan 23-29 (use code BPFLYER2012 for discount)

Lyric Stage Boston

Superior Donuts by Tracy Letts: Jan 6-Feb 4

The Tempermentals by Jon Marans: March 30-April 28

Whistler in the Dark

- Fen and A Number by Caryl Churchill: Jan 20-Feb 4

SpeakEasy Stage

- Red by John Logan: Jan 6-Feb 4

- Next to Normal by Tom Kitt: March 9-April 7

New Rep

- Art by Yasmina Reza: Jan 15-Feb 5

Huntington Theatre

- God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza: Jan 6-Feb 5

- Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom by August Wilson: March 9- April 8

- The Luck of the Irish by Kirsten Greenidge: March 30-April 29

A.R.T.

- Wild Swans by Alexandra Wood: Feb 11-March 11

- Futurity: a Musical by The Lisps: March 16-April 15

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