Mosesian Center Winter Season: Theater, Concerts, Art Shows

The Mosesian Center for the Arts in Watertown has announced a winter season of performances, exhibitions, and arts education programs. From theater, music, and comedy to new exhibitions and arts education, from returning favorites to new partnerships, there’s plenty of variety—plus love, romance, and break ups—in this season’s programming. Performances

Watertown Children’s Theatre The Giver | January 27-28

Jonas’ world is perfect. Everything is under control and safe. There is no war or fear or pain. There are also no choices.

The Huntington’s Latest Play Features 3 Watertown Residents

The latest production at The Huntington, The Art of Burning, features three Watertown residents: actor Adrianne Krstansky, who plays Patricia; actor Sarah Newhouse, understudying Patricia and Charlene; and fight director Ted Hewlett. See The Huntington’s announcement for the play below:

The Huntington announces the world premiere of The Art of Burning, a new play from acclaimed Boston playwright Kate Snodgrass and directed by Melia Bensussen, in association with Hartford Stage. The production runs from January 13 – February 12, 2023 at The Huntington’s Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA with digital access to the filmed performance available until February 26, 2023. Snodgrass’ new play marks her debut at The Huntington and follows modernist painter Patricia as she changes the terms of her divorce with husband Jason mid-negotiation. Meanwhile, their daughter Beth didn’t show up for school.

Midwinter Revels Holiday Show Shares Traditions from Ellis Island

Shep FergusonMidwinter Revels returns to the Saunders Theatre in Cambridge, with production, “Midwinter Revels: A
Solstice Celebration – Tales from Ellis Island.” From Left to Right: William Forchion, Carolyn Saxon, and the cast of The Christmas Revels

The following announcement was provided by Watertown-based Revels:

Revels is back in Sanders Theatre for its 52nd annual December production, Midwinter Revels: A Solstice Celebration – Tales from Ellis Island, which explores the unique dynamics between Irish, Jewish, and Mexican cultures at 1920s Ellis Island. One of Greater Boston’s most cherished holiday productions, Midwinter Revels’ multi-generational cast joyously brings traditions to life through music, dance, and song. Midwinter Revels: A Solstice Celebration takes place on Christmas Eve in the 1920s on Ellis Island, where a delay in processing requires new arrivals from Ireland and Jewish immigrants from Russia and Germany to spend an extended period of time together. Inspired by their children and by the Mexican nurses in charge of their care, the families slowly transcend their differences and build a rapport through music, dance and puppetry.

December at Mosesian Center: “A Christmas Carol,” Jazz, Comedy & More

Dick Terhune stars in “A Christmas Carol” at the Mosesian Center for the Arts. The following announcement was provided by the Mosesian Center for the Arts:

The Mosesian Center for the Arts in Watertown has announced December performances, exhibitions, and arts education programs. From theater, comedy, variety, and music to new exhibitions and arts education, there’s plenty of variety in the month’s programming. “We aimed to offer traditional holiday shows and a variety of events for everyone,” said Executive Director Darren Farrington. “We want our community to feel that December is for everyone.”


Once Upon a Time | December 2

Watertown Children’s Theatre’s youngest performers, the Junior Players (grades K-2), showcase their vocal, dance, and acting skills in a one-of-a-kind musical revue bringing the pages of favorite fairy tales to life – and telling some new stories along the way! Multiverse Concert Series presents Reef Music | December 3

This action-packed day interweaving coral science, live electro-symphonic music, large-screen video, and immersive activities for the audience is suitable for children, adults, and families.

Watertown Actress Stars in Tony-Winning Play “Torch Song”

Janis Hudson will appear in “The Good Deli” at the Boston Center for the Arts Plaza. The following announcement was provided by Moonbox Productions:

Watertown actor, Janis Greim Hudson, stars in Moonbox Productions upcoming production of Harvey Fierstein’s Tony-Award-winning play Torch Song, directed by Allison Olivia Choat. Torch Song opens Dec. 2 and runs through Dec. 23 at the BCA Calderwood Pavilion – Roberts Theater.

Special Presentation of New Rep’s Historical Play During Indigenous Peoples Day Event

The following information was provided by New Repertory Theatre:

A presentation of New Repertory Theatre’s play Listen to Sipu will be featured as part of Watertown’s first celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day, at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, October 10, 2022 at First Parish Watertown, 35 Church Street, Watertown, MA.  The free event, which runs from 2:00 to 5:00 PM, will also feature Indigenous speakers, Indigenous musicians, artists and vendors.   

Listen to Sipu isa Watertown historical moving play by Mwalim*7, (Morgan J. Peters, Mashpee Wampanoag), directed by Tara Moses (Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, Mvskoke), and featuring Maria Hendricks (Assonet & Mashpee Wampanoag), who is also one of New Rep’s Resident Artists. The presentation will be followed by a facilitated discussion about the interactions between the Indigenous people of the area and the colonial settlers who arrived in the 1630s. The play was first presented in Watertown in the summer of 2021 as a socially-distanced walking tour, in partnership with The Watertown Free Public Library, The Historical Society of Watertown and The Pigsgusset Initiative.   

This event is funded by a generous grant from the Watertown Community Foundation and donations from individuals. Members of the community-based Pigsgusset Initiative, a working group of Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice and the Environment, are organizing the event in partnership with the New Repertory Theatre.  Supporters and sponsors include: First Parish Watertown, Watertown Boys and Girls Club, Watertown Community for Black Lives, WHERE ARE ALL THE BLACK PEOPLE AT.  

Also, in recognition of Indigenous Peoples Day, acclaimed Wampanoag chef, Sherry Pocknett, has consulted with Chef Ivan Conill at Branch Line restaurant to offer some Indigenous food as part of Indigenous Food Week in Watertown from 9/30 to 10/10/22. 

The Pigsgusset Initiative seeks to increase communication and promote collaboration among Watertown residents to undo the erasure of Indigenous Peoples and to promote inclusive historical narratives. “Pigsgusset” represents the colonial settlers’ interpretation of the native name for the area that we now call Watertown.