‘Father Joseph’ documentary highlights work of Haitian priest Father Joseph Philippe

Jeff Kaufman came to Boston recently to screen his documentary “Father Joseph” at The Boston Foundation in conjunction with The Haiti Development Institute, The Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti, and the Raising Haiti initiative on October 7.

Company One brings feminism to the stage with ‘Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.’

The non-narrative show ses vignettes of humans and surrealism to illustrate how women are oppressed daily in work, romantic relationships and family dynamics.

Boston Ballet opens season with ‘Le Corsaire’

The Opera House performance follows the adventures of the pirate captain Conrad, who falls in love with a slave trader’s foster daughter, MEdora, and must fight various obstacles to keep her.

MFA exhibit invites visitors to linger, read and reflect

Saravejo-born artists and architectural historian Azra Aksamija explores Islam and its traditions coexisting in a multicultural society.

Artist Steve Locke’s dual exhibit confronts racial, romantic history

Locke relishes the opportunity to bring the dark secrets of human history to light in collaborative exhibitions that confront violence, racism and identity that are both past and status quo.

Omar Robinson brings a new, vibrant Hamlet to life

The Actor’s Shakespeare Project focuses on Hamlet and his family in a striking, modern twist on the classic tragedy.

Facing mortality on A.R.T.’s Oberon stage

Each story hits on a different type of aging and reconciling with the passage of time, and, eventually, death. The dark subject matter is lightened with comedic storytelling and tongue-in-cheek songs.

Postmodern Jukebox remakes music history

On their current tour, Postmodern Jukebox is celebrating soul, hip-hop and jazz in a whole new way, translating songs into the music styles of different eras.

‘The Plough and the Stars’ on stage at American Repertory Theater

Written by Seán O’Casey (1880-1964), a socialist and the first prominent Irish playwright to write about Dublin’s working-class people, “The Plough and the Stars” alternates between scenes of humor and anguish in its neighborhood-scale portrayal of the Easter Rising of ...

Three’s company: Marriage, friendship and love at Lyric Stage

“Company” is a rollicking adult comedy and the Lyric cast performs it with exceptional flair and genuine chemistry.

‘Southside With You’ revisits Barack and Michelle Obama’s first date

Who would ever think of making a movie just about Barack (Parker Sawyers) and Michelle Obama's (Tika Sumpter) first date? Richard Tanne would, that's who, and he makes an impressive directorial debut with this inspirational biopic chronicling a very eventful ...

Prison or death

Prison or death. There’s really no other opportunities for boys and men of color,” says Anna Deavere Smith in character as Michael Tubbs, a city councilman from Stockton, California. In her latest performance, Notes from the Field: Doing Time in ...

Career of boxing legend Roberto Duran revisited in revisionist tale of redemption

Roberto Duran is considered by most fight experts to be, pound-for-pound, one of the greatest boxers of all time. The intimidating icon earned his nickname “Hands of Stone” by virtue of his prodigious displays of punching power.

African American teen adjusts to Germany in bittersweet coming-of-age dramedy

Morris From America is a poignant bildungsroman about a lonely 13-year-old mourning the loss of his late mother and struggling to adjust to life in Germany.

All hail the Queen

Performing a career-spanning set of hits with power and joy, Aretha Franklin held her audience in thrall.