BOSTON JULY 13-21, 2013


At Ease

Modern Theatre at Suffolk University
7/13 at 7:00 pm
7/14 at 3:00 pm & 7:00 pm

525 Washington Street, 02111

At Ease is a documentary theatre production about the United States military experience, conceived and directed by Suffolk University professor Caitlin Langstaff with theatre and Veteran students. At Ease is presented by the Suffolk University Theatre Department, back by popular demand as part of Boston’s first Outside The Box Festival.

The Meaning of Materials / The Fenway Cultural District Opens the Avenue! / Administrator and Maker

Convergence: The Boston Sculptors Gallery Exhibits on the Christian Science Plaza
7/13 at 11:00 am
7/14 at 11:00 am
7/20 at 11:00 am

Christian Science Plaza: 200 Massachusetts Ave, Boston

The Meaning of Materials: Nancy Milliken and Rosalyn Driscoll both work with natural materials – Nancy with wool, and Rosalyn with rawhide. They will explore the meanings of materials used in the sculptures of the Boston Sculptures Gallery’s first outdoor art exhibit Convergence, as well as in the plaza itself. The talk will take place during the Outside The Box Festival on Sunday, July 14th.

The Fenway Cultural District Opens the Avenue! Kelly Brilliant, Executive Director of the Fenway Alliance, will lead a tour of Convergence during The Fenway Cultural District Opens the Avenue!, a partnership of the Fenway Alliance, Outside The Box Summer Arts Festival, and the Emerald Necklace Conservancy’s Circle the City. The Fenway Cultural District Opens the Avenue! celebration takes place all day, Sunday, July 14th.

Administrator and Maker: Liz Keithline, Director of Public Art programs and Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, will lead a thought-provoking and engaging walk through Convergence. Well-versed in the complexities and challenges of administering public art projects, as well as a sculptor herself, Liz will engage the audience in a conversation from both the administrative and the artistic point of view. This talk will take place during the Outside The Box Festival on Saturday, July 20th.


Celebrity Series of Boston presents a preview of “Play Me I’m Yours”: the Boston Street Piano Festival

Celebrity Series of Boston
7/13-7/21 all day
Boston Common

Find and play a piano placed on Boston Common for a special preview of Street Pianos Boston, Celebrity Series’ “Play Me, I’m Yours,” a city-wide art installation by Luke Jerram. This project will bring outdoor and public pianos to neighborhoods where you live, work, and play from September 27 through October 14. Celebrity Series envisions a Greater Boston where the performing arts are a valued, lifelong, shared experience—on stages, in schools, in homes—everywhere.

Fenway Cultural District’s “Open Arts/Open Streets”

Fenway Studios; First Church of Christ, Scientist & The Mary Baker Eddy Library; Berklee College Of Music; Boston Symphony Orchestra; Northeastern University; Museum of Fine Arts
7/14 at 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Fenway Cultural District presents Open Arts/Open Streets for Outside The Box and ENC’s Circle the City on Sunday, July 14.  Check out the exciting cultural events that are taking place free-of-charge!  The west-bound side of Huntington Avenue/Avenue of the Arts will be closed for the festival. Bike or stroll down the Avenue of the Arts and experience all that is happening. Make sure to stop by the Christian Science Plaza for Convergence–an amazing exhibit of public art works by the Boston Sculptures Gallery, and get a sneak peak of artists doing their thing inside Fenway Studios (30 Ipswich Street)–the oldest (and coolest) live/work space for artists in the U.S.!

“Open Arts/Open Streets” Schedule of Events:

Fenway Studios Open Studios: Visit Fenway Studios Artists in their Galleries on 30 Ipswich Street

First Church of Christ, Scientist and Mary Baker Eddy Library hosts the Boston Sculpture Artists’ Exhibit Convergence: Explore a series of beautiful, playful, thought-provoking public art sculptures on the Christian Science Plaza

The Mary Baker Eddy Library: Free admission to the Mapparium, and a fun scavenger hunt & fun crafts activities

The Fenway Alliance’s Tour of Convergence on the Christian Science Plaza : Kelly Brilliant, Executive Director of The Fenway Alliance will lead a tour of Convergence. Meet at Plaza—Huntington Ave/Avenue of the Arts side.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: Art-Making on the Front Lawn

Berklee College of Music musicians on MFA Lawn: Brite Lite Brite: An electro-pop duo featuring singer/guitarist Andrea Stankevitch and guitarist/electronics master Luke Johnson

Fenway Studio Artists En Plein Air: Artists painting outside on Huntington Ave/Avenue of the Arts

Boston Conservatory on Huntington Ave/Avenue of the Arts: Boston Percussion Group (BPeG): A versatile chamber group that challenges what “classical” music is with marimbas, drums, cymbals, tin cans, cowbells…and more.

BSO’s Symphony Hall Stompers: They play Dixieland music as they roam – no stage needed! If it rains, the BSO will open the Hall doors on the Huntington side of the building and they will play inside.

Magic Camp

Boston Jewish Film Festival
7/14 from 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Paramount Center, Bright Screening Room
555 Washington Street, Boston

No campfires. No sing-alongs. Just magic. Welcome to the real Hogwarts…

To escape the pressures of growing up, magic-obsessed kids congregate at the one place they can be themselves – Magic Camp. This enchanting documentary was directed by two-time Emmy-nominated director Judd Ehrlich, who will be in Boston for a Q & A. Recommended for ages 14 and over.

Please arrive early to secure your seat and to be dazzled by the magic of North Shore native Evan Northrup (Evan will start performing around 1:30 pm)

I Am Just Like You – I Love Apples

7/15 at 6:30 pm
The Goethe-Institut: 170 Beacon Street, Boston
-$10; $5 for students-

Award-winning German playwright Theresia Walser returns to Boston for the American premiere of her new play I Am Just Like You – I Love Apples after the successful (Boston Globe Critics’ Pick) American Premiere of her play A Little Calm Before the Storm.

 Three wives of dictators meet on a TV talk-show: Margot Honecker (GDR), Imelda Marcos (Philippines) and Leila Ben Ali (Tunisia). An interpreter tries his best to mediate, but instead promotes a rivalry of monstrous proportions in which even the smallest misunderstanding sparks a fatal political catastrophe. As if in the midst of friendly neighbors, they gossip about Stalin’s parties, Mao’s hand kisses and gifts from Castro. Even assassinations and rebellions are treated nonchalantly – necessary evils, really. Theresia Walser transforms the banality of evil into an absurd grotesque mockery.

 German Stage is an initiative by the Goethe-Institut Boston to explore narratives in German culture and society through theater. In addition to presenting contemporary German plays in the presence of invited playwrights, German Stage is also dedicated to developing works that address current and historical topics in Germany.

Followed by Q&A and Cocktail Party on the Balcony with Theresia Walser.

Don’t forget to wear your fancy shoes!

Karen MacDonald, Elliot Norton Award and IRNE Award Winner
Marianna Bassham Elliot Norton Award and IRNE Award Winner
Bobbie Steinbach, Elliot Norton Award and IRNE Award Winner
Nael Nacer, IRNE Award Winner

Rhapsody in Green

Boston Landmarks Orchestra
7/17 at 7:00 pm
DCR’s Hatch Shell on the Esplanade

Join the Boston Landmarks Orchestra for their first concert of the season, being held as part of Outside The Box festival. They launch this year’s series with their annual green concert, celebrating our city, state and national parks, and honoring the men and women who protect and preserve them. The Boston Landmarks Orchestra is a professional orchestra that performs for free during the summer at the DCR’s Hatch Shell on the Esplanade and in the neighborhoods of Greater Boston. They bring together diverse communities through the common language of music by collaborating with Boston’s arts, cultural, education, and social service organizations. Their programs are made possible by the financial generosity of individuals, foundations, and corporations.

The Shakespearean Jazz Show

ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage
7/18 at 8:00 pm
7/19 at 8:00 pm
Paramount Center Main Stage: 559 Washington Street, Boston
-$20 General Admission, $15 Students/ArtsEmerson Members-

Energetic and innovative, The Shakespearean Jazz Show reinvigorates and recontextualizes Shakespearean performance. Experience how the loose, improvisatory nature of jazz music can free Shakespearean text, allowing the feeling and intent of the words to be expressed in a completely new way. The Nine Worthies band, whose name is born from Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost, collaborates with the ensemble, providing an unforgettable parade of Shakespearean sonnets, songs and scenes set to original New Orleans-style jazz. Don’t miss your chance to enjoy the playful antics and soulful music live in The Shakespearean Jazz Show, a Boston-born project created by young artists from Emerson College and Berklee College of Music.


7/19 at 8:00 pm

King of the Schnorrers

Modern Theatre at Suffolk University
7/20 at 8:00 pm
525 Washington Street, 02111

King of the Schnorrers is Robert Brustein and Hankus Netsky’s delightful homage to that 2nd Avenue rogue and a loving celebration of the Yiddish theatre’s earthy comedy, melodies, yarns, and crazy wisdom. Featuring original klezmer music and directed by Melia Bensussen. Co-presented by Suffolk University, Boston Playwrights’ Theatre and the National Center for Jewish Film.