Venue Details

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Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts
Between Berkeley & Clarendon Streets 527 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02116
617-266-0800
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parking lot right behind the Calderwood for $20 (night rate)
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11 reviews
3 stars
attended Jan 23 2009

THIS PLAY WAS A DISASTER. SOPHMORIC WRITING USING EVERY GAY, LESBIAN, TRANSSEXUAL STEREOTYPE GOING. PREVIOUS RUDNICK PLAYS WHICH I HAD THE PLEASURE OF SEEING IN NYC WERE
WELL WRITTEN, SOPHISTICATED AND INSIGHTFUL DOES BOSTON DESERVE LESS THAN...continued

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11 reviews
0 stars
attended Jan 24 2009

We brought a friend with us to see the show and we were not disappointed. I couldn't stop laughing throughout the first two scenes. It also had a serious side which I think was well done -- just enough to ground the play in reality but not too...continued

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10 reviews
6 stars
attended Jan 25 2009

The play was very enjoyable and witty. Funnier than I expected it to be. It is 4 one act plays, really 3 monologues that come together at the end. There are some touching moments too. There is one actor who is mostly there to look cute (and he...continued

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Description

SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present the New England premiere of The New Century, a series of four short plays by comic mastermind Paul Rudnick. In each of these gay-themed one-act plays, Rudnick introduces us to some of his most lovable and eccentric characters to date, including:

Helene Nadler, an attractive Long Island matron out to prove that she is the most accepting, the most tolerant, and the most loving mother of all time.  Bar none.

Mr. Charles, an effeminate late night cable TV host currently residing in Palm Beach, Florida, after having been exiled from New York for being “too gay” and;

Barbara Ellen Diggs, a Decatur, Illinois scrapbooker and competitive cake decorator out to prove the critical importance of crafts in our culture.  Says Barbara, “Crafts allow me to express myself, to create something worth dusting.”

Each of these characters have their say, then meet in this provocative and outrageous new work which examines where society is headed in the new millennium. 

SpeakEasy Producing Artistic Director Paul Daigneault will direct the Boston premiere of The New Century.  The cast includes award-winning Boston actors Paula Plum, Robert Saoud, and Kerry A. Dowling plus Boston Conservatory seniors Emilie Battle and Bud Weber.

About the Ticket Supplier: SpeakEasy Stage

Over the past nineteen seasons, SpeakEasy Stage Company has distinguished itself as Boston's premier theater staging Boston premieres. Year after year, SpeakEasy has won acclaim for presenting top-quality productions of vital, cutting-edge plays.

Recently, SpeakEasy was singled out by Variety, the entertainment newspaper, as a force in regional theater and a champion of small, often overlooked musicals.