This weekend's best bets | Sept. 24

This weekend is rich with things to see and do. Our top pick: Synchronicity Theatre’s “In the Next Room, or the vibrator play,” a Pulitzer- and Tony-nominated sex comedy by Sarah Ruhl. It marks actor Daniel May’s (“The Walking Dead”) first time on an Atlanta stage in four years. Other don’t-misses: “Stupid F*cking Bird” at Actor’s Express, “A Steady Rain” at the Alliance and, of course, the ASO.

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La bohéme

In snowy Paris, six young penniless artists are full of idealism, beauty and unbridled love. But they soon encounter the harsh realities of life. Imitations of Puccini’s masterpiece are all …

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Bohemians then and now:

Jonathan Larson based the book of the musical Rent on Giacomo Puccini’s opera La Bohème. Larson changed the setting of the story from 1830s Paris to New York City’s Lower East Side in the 1990s, substituted AIDS for tuberculosis and introduced homosexual characters into Puccini’s love triangles, but many details from the opera remain intact…

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