The Savannah Disputation: New Comedy from SpeakEasy Stage
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The last date listed for The Savannah Disputation was Thursday October 15, 2009 / 7:30pm.
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Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman, the creators of the Tony Award-winning musical Assassins, turn their attention to the westernization of Japan. This challenging period in Japanese history is told through the story of two friends caught in the inevitable winds of change. Mixing elements of Kabuki theater with the conventions of the Broadway musical, this is one of Sondheim's lesser known works, and a chance to see it performed is a treat. Pacific Overtures is a featured event of the Boston University College of Fine Arts Keyword Initiative, now in its third year. Learn More
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What a refreshing, delightful, funny show!!!! If you're looking for lots of laughs, and good clean fun, this is your show. We attended the recent Sunday matinee and our seats were in the almost last row, but that didn't matter. The venue is cozy. Highly recommend catching this one!!!!
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.