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An introduction to Brian Friel

Dancing at Lughnasa is often referred to as Brian Friel’s masterpiece. Which is great — everyone should have a piece of work that’s their crowning achievement. But who is Brian Friel, and why are we so excited about his masterpiece? First off, you…

Frequently Asked Audition Questions

We regularly run a list of Frequently Asked Questions with Emerson Stage’s audition calls. We figured it was a good idea to list your most frequently frequent asked questions here, for fastest reference. I am at the Castle / in…

Occupy Arkady Estate!

By Dennis Connors In September 2011, a movement sprung up in New York City that shook the political discourse in the United States. This movement quickly spread to different cities around the US including Oakland, Chicago, Washington D.C., and our…

Name Your Nihilist

Last week, our e-newsletter asked people a simple question: Who’s your favorite nihilist? The question might seem like a strange one to the uninformed, but if you’ve been reading in the past week, you know that the main character of…

Meet the Characters of Lizzie Bright

This morning, at 10am, we kicked off our first performance of Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy. And it was great. With the official start of the run here, we felt like it was a good time to introduce you to…

An Actor Speaks: Malaga Adventure

Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy is the next show at Emerson Stage, with public performances in the Semel Theater Nov 1-3 (two school matinees, playing Oct 31 and Nov 1, are already sold out). The show’s historical context comes from…