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THEATER REVIEW
A path in the Arnold Arboretum invites exploration.

ART’s ‘The Arboretum Experience’ is the balm

The mix of meditation and movement, audio plays, pop-up performances, and park explorations offers a sense of healing for times like these.

Tennessee Williams at his typewriter in New York in 1940, the year his first produced play, "Battle of Angels," was heavily censored in Boston.

Provincetown Tennessee Williams Festival returns to celebrate works that made the censors sweat

The 16th edition of the festival, running Sept. 23-26, returns live this year.

STAGE REVIEW
Angela Pierce and Jason Bowen in "Reparations" at Gloucester Stage Company.

The revelations come fast and furious in ‘Reparations’

In the end, the Gloucester Stage production sinks under the weight of James Sheldon's overstuffed plot.

THEATER
Merrimack Repertory Theatre artistic director Courtney Sale.

Merrimack Rep eases back into live theater with ‘Wild Horses’

It will also be filmed so audiences who aren’t quite ready to be in a theater can enjoy the play from their homes.

FALL ARTS PREVIEW
Jennifer Rohn and Nathan Malin rehearse a scene from SpeakEasy Stage Company's "The Sound Inside" at the Calderwood Pavilion.

Adam Rapp’s ‘The Sound Inside’ reverberates with a sense of dread

Rapp, whose Tony-nominated play is getting a production at SpeakEasy Stage Company, says nothing engages an audience like the idea that something bad is about to happen.

Dance Picks
Boston Dance Theater's performance at the ICA in October will include Rena Butler's "For the Record"

10 dance highlights, plus ballet filmed on Boston Common

From tap dancing at the A.R.T. to aerialists over the Ipswich River, a wonderfully varied season is in store for dance.

FALL ARTS PREVIEW
Xuchipilli Mexican Folkloric Ballet

A dance festival celebrating humanity and inclusivity is coming to Harvard Square

Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre's Dance for World Community festival returns this year, with outdoor performances and classes designed to encourage connection and activism.

Hasan Minhaj comes to the Chevalier Theatre in Medford for five shows, Oct. 8-10.

10 of the funniest places to be this fall

This season's packed lineup of comedy shows is capped off by the return of Comics Come Home, this year featuring Sam Jay and Jon Stewart, among many others.