This Was The YEAR That Was --- 2007

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This Was The YEAR That Was --- 2007

The MEMORABLES

How I Do Things

Each show I see, I ask for Two Programs; I save one in a pile, and use the other one to scribble on when collecting listing-information. When I get home I put the date and title and company and theater into a list --- but if I liked the show, or some detail or actor involved, I also include it in a second, a list of "Memorable Shows." These lists come in handy at IRNE time: i.e.: right now.

I listed 88 Memorables in a year I saw 141 productions, plus some readings and other theater-related events. In general, for the past couple years, the level of work everywhere has been high, my list of memorables long, and the decision on ONE production or director or ensemble or actor or techie gets harder and harder.
Hooray!!!!!

There are several New Companies in this list, there are site-specific shows done in bars, an art gallery, even a laundromat, and there are old friends still going strong.

The problem that makes all this difficult is that all the Reviewers in Boston hardly ever see the same shows --- and it usually takes Three reviewers who Saw a show to clearly nominate anyone for anything, and later people vote Only for things or people they actually saw.

Try it yourself: here's my "Memorables" List. How many shows on my list did YOU see?

See what I mean!

Memorable Shows

7 jan SEE WHAT I WANNA SEE Lyric Stage OF Boston Inc.
13 jan SAILING DOWN THE AMAZON/HAIKU Equity Members' Project Code
14 jan STILL LIFE: A DOCUMENTARY The AYTB Theatre DEVANAUGHN
18 jan DESIGN FOR LIVING Publick Theatre BCA
19 jan SILENCE New Repertory Theatre WATERTOWN 8
21 jan RACE Theatre on Fire CHARLESTOWN WORKING THEATRE 9
27 jan THE WINTER'S TALE Actors' Shakespeare Project CAMB. MULTICULTURAL CENTER 10
31 jan STATES OF GRACE Underground Railway Theatre BOSTON PLAYWRIGHTS' THEATRE 11
1 feb A RAISIN IN THE SUN Footlight Club
3 feb RUTHLESS! Quannapowit Players READING MA 14

4 feb MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Boston Theatre Works BCA 15
18 feb SOUVENIR Lyric Stage of Boston Inc. 21
23 feb ORSON'S SHADOW The New Rep WATERTOWN 24
24 feb MATCH Mill 6 Collaborative DEVANAUGHN THEATRE 25
26 2 mar THE BATTING CAGE Hovey Players
7 mar HEAVEN & HELL Boston Conservatory
21 mar THE TRIAL Pilgrim Theatre BCA
22 mar WHERE THE LOST BOYS GO 11:11 Theatre Company BCA
23 mar OLIVER TWIST American Repertory Theatre
24 mar THERESA AT HOME Boston Playwrights' Theatre

31 mar TITUS ANDRONICUS Actors' Shakespeare Project THE GARAGE 36
13 apr DISTANT MUSIC The Image Theater OLD COURT PUB Lowell 43
19 apr [SIC] The Devanaughn Theatre Company 45
20 apr VALHALLA Zeitgeist BCA
21 apr EINSTEIN'S DREAMS Underground Railway 46
27 apr THE WILD PARTY The New Repertory Company 47
4 may TWO ROOMS Theatre On Fire CHARLESTOWN WORKING 48
5 may THE HEART OF HAPPY HOLLOW Roxbury Repertory Theater ROXBURY COMM.COLL. 49
6 may THE SECRET GARDEN Turtle Lane Playhouse 50
10 may ACTION JESUS Out of The Blue/Green Shoe BOSTON PLAYWRIGHTS' 52

11 may SHE LOVES ME Concord Players 53
17 may DOG SEES GOD Gurnet Theatre Project BCA 55
19 may CONFESSIONS OF A MORMON BOY SpeakEasy Stage Company BCA 57
27 may HILLARY AND MONICA Gloucester Stage Company 58
28 may THE TRIAL OF ONE BLACK WOMAN vs IMAGES Roxbury Crossroads Theatre BCA 59
31 may SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS North Shore Music Theatre BEVERLY MA 60
2 jun LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST Actors' Shakespeare Project THE GARAGE CAMBRIDGE 61
7 jun PLAYWRIGHTS' PLATFORM 35th FESTIVAL Part A @ Boston Playwrights' 62
14 jun PLAYWRIGHTS' PLATFORM 35th FESTIVAL Part II @ Boston Playwrights' 67
15 jun INDIA INK Small World Big Sky Productions BCA 68

21 jun THIRD & OAK: THE LAUNDROMAT Brooke Haney ALL-BRITE LAUNDROMAT 69
28 jun LOST + FOUND Queer Soup BOSTON PLAYWRIGHTS' 70
29 jun THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILM SHAXPY (ABRIDGED) Makeshift Theatre Co. 71
11 jul MR. MARMALADE Company One BCA 75
17 jul ARTiculation Company One BCA 76
22 jul MISALLIANCE The Publick Theatre 78
10 aug SUMMER PLAY FESTIVAL #A Boston Actors' Theatre DURRELL HALL 81
16 aug THE TRANSFIGURATION OF BENNO BLIMPIE Hovey Players Abbott Memorial 83
17 aug SUMMER PLAY FESTIVAL #B Boston Actors' Theatre DURRELL HALL 81
19 aug THE WIDOW'S BLIND DATE Gloucester Stage 83

24 aug FEVER FEST Whistler in The Dark CAMBRIDGE MULTICULTURAL ARTS CENTER 85
25 aug MARISOL Orfeo Group STUDIO 210 B U 86
26 aug THE SHAPE OF THINGS The Spontaneous Theater Project @ BERNARD TOALE GALLERY 87
1 sep THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS The Footlight Club 88
1 sep HOW TO MAKE THE WORLD SMALLER The 11:11 Theatre Company THE FACTORY THEATER 88
5 sep CRIMES OF THE HEART Zero Point Productions BCA 89
6 sep CABARET Metro Stage Company DURRELL HALL CAMBRIDGE YMCA 90
7 sep 4:48 PSYCHOSIS Fort Point Theatre Channel MIDWAY STUDIOS 91
8 sep THE PHOENICIAN WOMEN A.R.T.Mxat Institute LOEB EX 92
11 sep [ STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE New Repertory Theatre PREVIEW ]93

13 sep SIMON SAYS PSFilms BCA 95
15 sep NEW ENGLAND FRINGE FESTIVAL PART A Atlantis Playmakers @ Hibernian Hall 97
16 sep THE SECRET LOVE LIFE OF OPHELIA Nora Theatre BOSTON PLAYWRIGHTS' THEATRE 98
19 sep THE 39 STEPS Huntington Theatre Company 99
20 sep ZANNA, DON'T! SpeakEasy Theatre Company BCA 100
21 sep MILL CITY MINUTES Image Theatre LOWELL 101
30 sep WAITING New England Fringe Festival ATLANTIS PLAYMAKERS @ Hibernian Hall 104
3 oct MAN OF LA MANCHA Lyric Stage of Boston Inc. 105
5 oct CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF The Footlight Club 107
6 0ct THE KENTUCKY CYCLE PART ONE Zeitgeist BCA 108

7 0ct THE KENTUCKY CYCLE PART TWO Zeitgeist BCA 109
17 oct THE VEILED MONOLOGUES @Zero Arrow Street 111
19 oct BAT BOY The F.U.D.G.E. Theatre Company FACTORY THEATRE 112
20 oct GASPING Theatre on Fire CHARLESTOWN WORKING THEATRE 114
21 oct DYING CITY Lyric Stage of Boston Inc. 115
22 oct MY FAIR LADY Fiddlehead Theatre NORWOOD 116
28 oct OEDIPUS IN PALM SPRINGS Theatre Offensive BCA 120
2 nov MACBETH Actors' Shakespeare Project STUDIO 102 B.U. 122
3 nov COMP Boston Playwrights' Theatre 123
9 nov THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Longwood Players DURRELL YMCA 125

13 nov SLAMboston ANOTHER COUNTRY/COMPANY ONE @BCA 126
14 nov STREAMERS Huntington Theatre Company 127
16 nov BRENDAN Huntington Theatre Company BCA 130 (BR> 17 nov HAMLET Shakespeare Now! MASS ART 131
23 nov DEAD CITY Apollinaire Theatre Company CHELSEA 134
25 nov LOVE SONG Wellfleet Harbor Actors' Theatre 136
14 dec PLAYS BY MOONLIGHT South City Stage THE FACTORY THEATRE 140
21 dec THE EIGHT @ The Factory 141

Break a leg all!

Love,
===Anon.


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