Head of the Charles Regatta Weekend Guide

Saturday, October 20th and Sunday October 21st It is Head of the Charles Regatta weekend. This is a weekend I look forward to every year.  Head of The Charles weekend has a quintessential New England feel.  As a family, we usually bike down to the river and spend some time …

Hamnet not Hamlet: Ireland’s Dead Centre in Boston

I knew that Dead Centre’s production of Hamnet (no that’s not a typo) would get me thinking since that is what art does. Who would have thought that a performance about Shakespeare’s only son would have me thinking about sitting on the couch as my grandfather watched his television screen …

The Only Son: Hamnet

As my kids begin to read Shakespeare, I quietly admit that I used to gather with some friends in high school over lunch and read Shakespeare together in the quad.  We always had fun with the plays and the words.  We were flirting teens and lovers of language.  I’m glad …

Genius at Play: Robbins & Boston Ballet

The ballet opens with a performance you can take in with your eyes closed.  It ends with a performance that makes you feel like your eyes are closed and your thoughts are dancing before you.  Boston is celebrating the centenial of Leonard Bernstein who also happened to be a lifelong …