In Sylvan Oswald’s “A Kind of Weather,” a 30-something writer called Kid (August Forman) is a trans male in the process of writing his memoir about the transition for editor Rose (Andréa Agosto), who’s getting antsy about that manuscript.
And now for something completely (or at least delightfully) different: New Village Arts’ world premiere of the pirate version of “Around the World in 80 Days,” with original music composed by Joseph Freeman and Renee Moreno of Leucadia’s pirate rock band Shantyannes.
It’s a story of a couple of minor-league crooks planning a revenge heist. Backyard presents this funny and profane American classic through Dec. 7 at the Tenth Avenue Arts Center. Rosina Reynolds directs.
Donny (Francis Gercke), proprietor of a cluttered junk resale shop, has sold a buffalo head nickel for $90, but now thinks it’s worth a good deal more and wants it back.
Count on Backyard Renaissance Theatre Company to come up with thought-provoking drama. This time, it’s British playwright Shelagh Stephenson’s 1997 “An Experiment with an Air Pump,” a time-jumping consideration of the ethics of science in general and of medical research and genetic testing in particular.
Toss in clever dialogue and a bit of a mystery, and you’ve got a winner.
Many people (like me) had a little bitty turtle or two as pets when we were kids. But mostly, when I think turtle, I see the Mock Turtle singing “Beautiful Soup” in the musical version of “Alice in Wonderland.”
But now the Fleet Science Center brings all of us into reality with its fascinating new IMAX film “Turtle Odyssey.”