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James and the Giant Peach Sets Sail October 20th

From an Orchard in Buckinghamshire to Emerson Stage: The Journey of James Henry Trotter James and the Giant Peach is one of the world’s most beloved children’s stories. Roald Dahl introduced the adventure of James Henry Trotter. The original inspiration…

Emerson Stage Opens Season with Caucasian Chalk Circle

Emerson Stage Opens 2016-2017 Season The Caucasian Chalk Circle By Bertolt Brecht Translated by Frank McGuinness Directed by Courtney O’Connor When a noblewoman abandons her son in the heat of a civil war, the child is taken by a servant…

The Origins of Runyonland in “Guys & Dolls”

By Dramaturg Michael Levine Guys and Dolls is one of the most produced musicals in American history. It gave the world songs like “Luck Be A Lady” and “A Bushel and a Peck” as well as etching the iconic image of…

We Are Pussy Riot: Context for This New Play

We Are Pussy Riot or (Everything Is P.R.), this year’s NewFest New Works Festival’s Workshop Production, opens on March 31 in the Greene Theater. We Are Pussy Riot is, in fact, so new that the script has been continuously edited and…

Why “Lizzie Stranton” Shows the Best of Emerson

Hello Readers! See below for a take on Lizzie Stranton‘s applicability to our lives, written by Assistant Dramaturg Travis Amiel. Lizzie Stranton runs from February 4-7, so be sure to  purchase tickets online. Why Lizzie Stranton Shows the Best of Emerson…

Theresa Rebeck’s “O Beautiful”: Why here? Why now?

By Elizabeth Gilchrist, production dramaturg In 2011, playwright Theresa Rebeck (creator of TV drama Smash; plays include Seminar and Omnium Gatherum) was commissioned by the theater department at University of Delaware to create a story bringing American history head-to-head with…