It's been a hot week—literally and metaphorically! Amidst a crazy heatwave (during which, unfairly, I lost no weight despite how much I sweat) we were able to witness actual history being made. My new life role model Edith Windsor (see a photo of us above) won her landmark case in the Supreme Court and the Defense of Marriage Act was struck down, paving the way to 1,138 federal rights to married same-sex couples which they were previously denied.
What better way than to celebrate (and get out of that crazy sun) than out #OnTheTown with some #BostonArts? I'm sure it's what Edith would want you to do!
COSÌ FAN TUTTE @ NORTH END MUSIC AND PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
Perfect for a hot summer weekend, Così gets a 1940s treatment in performances by North End Music and Performing Arts Center. Wagers, concealed identities, seductions, weddings—this one's got everything! Not only one but two casts of fabulous local singers will, accompanied by a full live orchestra, will bring this fabulous opera to life this weekend.
Così fan tutte: By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte; Conducted by Dr. Tiffany Chang; Stage direction by Brent Wilson. At Faneuil Hall (June 27 & 28) and Christopher Columbus Park (June 30); nempacboston.org. @nempac
A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE @ WAX WINGS PRODUCTIONS
Appropriately set during a heat wave, Tennessee WIlliams' masterpiece A Streetcar Named Desire will be presented as the closer to the first season of theatre scene newbie Wax Wings Productions. Produced at the South End's intimate Factory Theatre, audiences will feel as though they are right in the middle of the action in that infamous New Orleans apartment.
A Streetcar Named Desire: By Tennessee Williams; Directed by Vicki Schairer. At the Factory Theatre; 791 Tremont Street, Boston; waxwingsproductions.com. Through July 5. @Wax_Wings