The Wrestling Patient, a Remarkable True Story
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The last date listed for The Wrestling Patient was Saturday April 11, 2009 / 8:00pm.
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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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Featured review from DannyD
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Wrestling Patient was just that,a bit of a wrestle to get through it. Clearly it was dense material, and the actors did well with it; especially the doctor. Our concern (3 of us)was that the second half was too long, and did not have a flow.
It will be a great play when they rework it and tighten it up a bit.
The story was wonderful, but without the program preparing me for the play, I am not so sure I would have been able to follow it as well as i did.
<p>The Wrestling Patient is being produced by SpeakEasy Stage, Boston Playwrights' Theatre and FortyMagnolia Productions.</p> <p>The Wrestling Patient brings to light Etty’s secret history of musical evenings, therapeutic wrestling matches, black-market strawberries, and midnight prayers. Her story is one of an amazing transformation during one of the darkest hours in history. You can learn more about The Wrestling Patient at www.wrestlingpatient.org.</p>
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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.
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