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June 2021 Theatrescape


June 4, 2021

The summer season is busier than ever with many companies shifting to outdoor performances while others remain virtual. This includes a return of the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s annual Shakespeare on the Common with a production of The Tempest. The show is free as always, but requires registration due to Covid restrictions. Registration opens June 21st, so don’t miss out!

Below are some highlights of theatre happenings this month. Be sure to check out the full listings at Is there anything we’re missing? Email us at


6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/24

Virtual theatre innovators The Arlekin Players have gone full throttle with their newest endeavor, the Zero Gravity Virtual Theatre Lab, where they are workshopping new ways to tell interactive stories, combining technology with live performance and some incredible talent. Visionary director Igor Golyak leads the way with local acting heavy weights Darya Denisova, Nael Nacer and global phenomenon Mikhail Baryshnikov. This is an experiment you don’t want to miss.

Thru 6/13


This show challenges our concept of American History and raises important questions about the narrative being taught in schools. A complicated conversation between a student and professor that takes a turn towards larger issues that seem impossible to change. It is streaming for free, but please donate if you can.



Tiny Beautiful Things @ Windhover Center for the Performing Arts (Rockport)

Gloucester Stage presents this endearing and thoughtful comedy, adapted from Cheryl Strayed’s advice column “Dear Sugar”. It will make you laugh and think and really empathize as these characters reach out for help. This outdoor show is a great escape from the current state of the world and definitely worth the ride to Rockport.



The Boston Project: Project Resilience

Experience five new ten-minute plays by a handful of local playwrights in under an hour that depict the strength and endurance Boston is known for. With tickets at $30, it’s good to remember how many artists you’re supporting at once.



Listen to Sipu

New Repertory Theatre offers a new installment in their Watertown Historical Moving Plays series with a socially distanced walking tour through town. This time, your guide is Sipu, who will walk and talk audiences through the indigenous history of the area, debunking many myths in the process. $25 general tickets and free for anyone who identifies as indigenous.


Check out all the art and columns of June's Boston Compass at


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