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Jenni Wylie


‘Metamorphoses’ on the move

It sounds a little like Cirque du Soleil with silk skeins dangling from rafters and aerial aerobics, but “Ted Hughes’ Tales From Ovid” is a whole different ballgame. ArtsEmerson: The World on Stage presents Whistler in the Dark’s production of the retelling of Ovid’s “Metamorphoses” through movement and poetry. Tales include Echo and Narcissus, Venus and Adonis, and Pyramus and Thisbe. Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. (through Nov. 18). $25-$49 (recommended for ages 16 and older). The Jackie Liebergott Black Box at the Paramount Center, 559 Washington St., Boston. 617-824-8400.


What’s up?

The election is over but there’s still a lot to digest. At “Behind the Curtain: What Just Happened? What’s Next?” Carole Simpson, faculty member at Emerson College and former ABC News anchor, and Tom Ashbrook, host of WBUR’s “On Point,” moderate. 6:30 p.m. Free (tickets required). Cutler Majestic Theatre, 219 Tremont St., Boston. 617-824-8000.

He’ll always have Paris

For more than 40 years, Joseph Flack Weiler has shown his black-and-white gelatin silver prints, which he develops, prints, and enlarges. “Paris in black and white” is the photographer’s personal reaction to the City of Light with an emphasis on forms and textures. Thursday hours are 9 a.m.-9 p.m. (through Nov. 29). Free. French Cultural Center of Boston, 53 Marlborough St., Boston. 617-912-0400.

Hungry for art?


Using different materials and media, the artists represented in “Consuming Passion: Food as Metaphor in Art” use the same subject: food. The artistic menu includes food imagery as a metaphor for human interactions; an exploration of memory; the structure of food. Thursday hours are 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (through Nov. 18; chef and author Sara Moulton speaks Nov. 18 at 2 p.m.). Free. Concord Art Association, 37 Lexington Road, Concord. 978-369-2578.

Wild about Harry

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Harry is having an identity crisis. Who is he? What is he? Why does he do what he does? Will all be revealed in the Mugford Street Players production of Georgette Beck’s “Harry — An Adult Fable in Two Acts”? 7:30 p.m. (through Nov. 17). $20, $15 seniors, $10 students. Salem Theatre Company Theater, 90 Lafayette St., Salem. 978-790-8546.


From life to the page

They say to write what you know, so Harold Pinter did just that for “Betrayal.” The playwright’s seven-year affair with Joan Bakewell, wife of director Michael Bakewell, is the springboard for this massage of human emotions. Presented by the Huntington Theatre Company. Nov. 9 at 8 p.m. (through Dec. 9). $25 and up, $25 for 35 and younger, $15 students and military, $5 senior discount. Boston University Theatre, 264 Huntington Ave., Boston. 617-266-0800.


It’s all in Allston

What makes the Allston Arts District Open Studios different from some others is the variety of participants. The more than 30 multimedia artists and creative folks include Boston Casting (they handle auditions for commercials and movies and provide classes), Kite Education with Archie Stewart, and pet portraits by the Pedigree Artist. Nov. 10 and 11 from noon-6 p.m. Free. Braintree, Penniman, and Harvard street locations, Allston. 617-254-3505.