Events on Sunday, January 27, 2013
Paris Is Burning
Jan2720131:00 pm - 2:15 pmParamount Center
Bright Family Screening Room
Sponsored by ArtsEmerson
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tickets [at] artsemerson.org (ArtsEmerson Box Office)617.824.8400
ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage presents Paris is Burning. In this unflinching documentary, the fashion-obsessed originators of New York City's famous "drag balls" are interviewed and intimately examined to paint a portrait of the niche phenomenon. The history of these outlandish evenings of gaudiness, cross-dressing and overall pride proves to be a fascinating one—as the community learns to harness the bawdy celebration with terms of personal expression and identity exploration. The allure of high fashion, status and wealth tempts and entices members of this eccentric grouping, challenging their expressions not only of themselves, but also of their love.
Jan2720132:00 pm - 4:00 pmCutler Majestic Theatre
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ArtsEmerson: The World on Stage presents Family Happiness. After sensational multiple appearances at the Lincoln Center Festival in New York, the acclaimed international theatre group "Theatre-Atelier Piotr Fomenko" is debuting in Boston with Family Happiness, a story about the evolution of love, based on the eponymous novel by Leo Tolstoy and adapted for the stage by Piotr Fomenko. Told from the viewpoint of the main heroine, Masha, the play abandons the novel's straightforward storytelling to recall the quiet affair between Masha and her father's friend, Sergey, the first months of happiness, her thirst for social status and the disappointment with society, the return and attempt to build a new, calm kind of family happiness. Passionless, dry and, at times, cynical, Masha rips away the cover of time to reveal the sweet happiness of young love that can never be recaptured.
Emerson Community (Faculty, Staff, Parents, Alumni) memberships are half-price—just $30! Your membership more than pays for itself instantly, and comes with a host of special benefits and privileges, such as ticket savings and a complimentary ticket*.
Emerson Student Memberships are FREE! Just stop by the Box Office and show us your student ID and you can get advance tickets for only $15 each ($10 rush!). Memberships and tickets cannot be purchased online, but once you validate your ID with us in person, you can purchase tickets over the phone or in person at the Box Office.
To become an Emerson Community or Emerson Student Member, visit the Paramount Center (559 Washington St) or Cutler Majestic Theatre (219 Tremont St) Box Offices. Emerson Community memberships may also be purchased online at www.artsemerson.org, or by calling 617.824.8400.
*Up to $60 value.