The Emerson College-associated ArtsEmerson has been presenting cutting-edge theater from all over the world in the heart of Boston’s Theatre District since 2010, and this November is no different. At the Emerson Paramount Center from November 8–19, the Lebanese import Gardens Speak (pictured) presents a ripped-from-the-headlines story of the lives of 10 ordinary citizens caught up in the still-ongoing Syrian conflict. A sell-out in New York, the show admits only 10 theatergoers per hour to experience this immersive production. An older, yet no less relevant, play takes the stage at the Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre November 9–11 when Albert Camus’ The State of Siege arrives from France with an allegorical tale depicting the rise of totalitarianism in a Spanish town. Will resistance triumph in the face of Death itself?