The temperatures are cooling and spring blooms are long gone. With the changing season comes new shows at many of Boston’s fine arts venues. Here are the top picks from the fall arts scene from our friends at ArtsBoston.

Delusion (credit: Arts Emerson)


September 27 – October 2
Presented by ArtsEmerson
Paramount Center

At the heart of Delusion is the belief that words can create the world, as well as make it disappear. Laurie Anderson’s meditation on life, language and memory will sweep you away in a stunning collage of imagery, electronic soundscape and spoken vignette. More…

Women of Will (credit: Nora Theatre Company)

Women of Will

October 13 – November 6
Presented by The Nora Theatre Company
Central Square Theater

Women of Will, the masterwork of Shakespeare & Company’s Founding Artistic Director, Tina Packer, is the culmination of her decades-long fascination with Shakespeare’s heroines. Through a combination of scenes, monologues, and sparkling commentary, Ms. Packer takes us on a journey, illuminating the evolution of the feminine in Shakespeare’s plays, and in so doing, showing us the ways in which Shakespeare believed we could build a better world. More…

Blush (credit: Gallim Dance)

Gallim Dance

October 21 – 22
Presented by World Music/CRASHarts
Institute of Contemporary Art

Gallim Dance is a New York City-based company that has been called “Excellent . . . inventive . . . impressive” by the New York Times. The young company will perform Blush, an invigorating work dense with emotion and physical exertion. Set to a collage of music ranging from Chopin to electro punk, the visceral choreography investigates themes of intimacy, instability and the desire of the heart and body. More…

In the Red and Brown Water (credit: Terrell Alvin McCraney via Facebook)

The Brother/Sister Plays

October 28-December 3
Presented by Company One
BCA Plaza Theatre

This breakthrough trilogy of new plays by one of the most celebrated young writers in the American theatre, Tarell Alvin McCraney, will be presented in two parts. Produced on alternating nights, you can experience IN THE RED AND BROWN WATER one night and THE BROTHERS SIZE and MARCUS; OR THE SECRET OF SWEET the other. More…

Phantom Tollbooth (credit: Wheelock Family Theatre)

Phantom Tollbooth

October 21 – November 20
Presented by Wheelock Family Theatre

A magical tollbooth and a toy car whisk the bored Milo away from his overused toys and forgotten lessons to the Land of Expectations. With the help of a loyal watchdog, Toc, Milo learns to scale the Mountains of Ignorance, negotiate through the Doldrums, and settle the score between the Princesses of Rhyme and Reason. In a world filled with fantastic characters, perplexing puzzles, and superfluous vocabulary, Wheelock Family Theatre invites you to discover how time really does fly when you are having fun. More…