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Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts
Between Berkeley & Clarendon Streets 527 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02116
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We dined right across the street at The Butchery (Barbara Lynch restaurant) and it was great and convenient. Nice night out.
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Aquitaine is nearby at Clarendon & Tremont -good food and convenient loc
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19 reviews
3 stars
attended Sep 19 2009

Very funny, enjoyable show. I definitely recommend it. Great acting, thought provoking topic, and lots of big laughs.

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40 stars
attended Oct 02 2009

We went after reading other reviews - we were not disappointed. Every actor came from a point of strength. Comic timing was perfect. Funny but thought-provoking. We enjoyed it thoroughly. Spectacular 2nd row seats.

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5 reviews
5 stars
attended Oct 08 2009

Hilarious dialog involving serious and weighty issue. Tremendous acting, even by the ingenue, with excellent pacing. Highly recommended.

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SpeakEasy Stage will proudly present the New England premiere of Evan Smith’s hit Off-Broadway play The Savannah Disputation

Hailed as “one of the best new American plays of the season” during its recent New York run, The Savannah Disputation tells the story of two sisters whose Catholic faith is rocked after a visit from a young Pentecostal missionary.   To fight back, the women invite the young missionary and their unsuspecting parish priest to dinner in their home, where they stage a theological showdown that proves that God works in hilarious ways. 

The Savannah Disputation is the latest from Evan Smith, a Savannah, Georgia native whose other plays include Psych, The Uneasy Chair, Servicemen, and Daughters of Genius.  His TV pilot, Debs, was a part of Naked TV, produced by Fox TV/Naked Angels.  Mr. Smith is a graduate of Yale Drama School and the recipient of a Whiting Award.

Popular Boston actors Nancy E. Carroll and Paula Plum will star in SpeakEasy’s production of The Savannah Disputation, which will also feature Trinity Repertory Theatre veteran Timothy Crowe and recent Boston College alumna Carolyn Charpie. 

SpeakEasy Founder and Producing Artistic Director Paul Daigneault will helm this production, the first of three shows he will direct for SpeakEasy Stage this season.  A two-time Elliot Norton Award winner (Parade, Some Men, Zanna, Don’t!, Bat Boy: The Musical) Mr. Daigneault has directed and produced over 50 Boston premieres for SpeakEasy Stage since its inception in 1992.  Paul is also a member of the faculty at The Boston Conservatory.  In 2007 was honored with the Boston College Art Council’s Alumni Award for Distinguished Achievement. 

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.