Mattben 061711

Matt & Ben

Central Square Theater (Cambridge, MA)

Reviews & Ratings

32 ratings
3.9 average rating
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25 events
6 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 31 2011

A nice way to spend a Sunday in the summer - we had a great time and it is a terrific little theatre.

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10 reviews
4 stars
attended Jul 22 2011

While I enjoyed the play very much,my friends found it immensely entertaining. I found the off-the-wall humor really funny (Salinger, Gwyneth, the ceiling). It was a little disconcerting at times to have females playing the parts, but they were...continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended Jul 31 2011

I liked the play, but thought that it could have been trimmed a bit. "Knowing" Ben Affleck and Matt Damon it was interesting to see them characterized, respectively, as an empty-headed pretty boy and a serious, "actOR"...

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15 reviews
4 stars
attended Jul 13 2011

fairly entertaining just barely held my interest much over rated two actors are not bad the material has problems

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9 reviews
6 stars
attended Jul 24 2011

There isn't much positive I can say. The playwrighting was pretty poor and the likable actors did the best they could. It just didn't work.

Rosie

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SS
62 events
59 reviews
40 stars
attended Aug 12 2011

Adjusting to 2 actresses playing 2 well-known male movie actors was a little mind challenging in the beginning but we adjusted. Very talented actresses. Very entertaining and well done.

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45 reviews
12 stars
attended Jul 07 2011

So funny; I especially love the actress who played Ben. I saw her in Little Black Dress & she is terrific.

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32 events
14 reviews
9 stars
attended Aug 05 2011

Lovely show. The actors really nailed the characters. Very cute story. I'd recommend it, especially to people who lived or worked in Cambridge during the Matt & Ben years.

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27 events
10 reviews
16 stars
attended Jul 29 2011

What a cute show!! Nice, small theater, no bad seats. If you park in the stop and shop around the corner, you can get a five dollar ticket for parking at the desk in the theater. Very easy, love the area. :)

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5 reviews
4 stars
attended Jul 31 2011

Matt and Ben is a unique parody, almost a fantasy like tale, of Matt D. and Ben A. There was a group of 8 (2+6) of us; many commented that it was "different" but entertaining. Everyone loved the chaotic ending while the beginning was a bit slow....continued

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4 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 10 2011

The play was a fictionalized version of Ben Affleck and Matt Damon writing "Good Will Hunting". It was very fast paced, lots of local in-jokes and well acted. Lots of laughs and overall a great event.

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EMB
7 events
3 reviews
3 stars
attended Aug 10 2011

Both actresses were very impressive, definitely a creative show and extra fun for us Bostonians. Very glad we made this purchase!

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 09 2011

Central Square Theater's production of Matt and Ben is a very pleasant was to spend 70 minutes. The two actresses channeled the "boys" very well. The fight scene at the end was a little much, but it was needed for the plot line. All in all,...continued

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3 reviews
2 stars
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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 04 2011

I would have enjoyed it more if I had known more about Matt & Ben.

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1 review
0 stars
attended Aug 12 2011

Fun and funny. This was a well acted and well staged riff on friendship and collaboration. The inside joke that the characters were the Matt Damon and Ben Affleck of 15 years ago, before fame and successful careers, and were played by...continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended Aug 05 2011

My daughter and I attended Friday night. I thought it would be funnier, although a couple of lines I laughed out loud at. I laughed the most at Gwyneth Paltrow, I thought she did a great job impersonating her. I was constantly waiting for it to...continued

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1 review
1 stars
attended Aug 13 2011

Performances and set were great. Really liked the story and writing too.

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1 review
0 stars
attended Aug 07 2011

Slow starting, but then took of and was well worth it.

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