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Central Square Theater
450 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02139
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before matinee, Brookline Lunch was great and reasonable and just around the corner!
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The chairs are not padded well, so bring a pillow if you're prone to pain.
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46 reviews
12 stars
attended Jan 07 2010

The acting was excellent. The set was cleverly executed. I would have liked a fuller explanation of why Harriet went with Sam.

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14 reviews
9 stars
attended Jan 07 2010

Writing, acting, staging..... all superb. This was my niece's first real theatre experience (other than broadway extravaganzas and high school plays). There couldn't have been a better introduction to hook her into the wonder of live theatre.

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8 reviews
0 stars
attended Jan 24 2010

This was a truly excellent production in every way - acting, directing, story, music. The story was powerful and heartbreaking. My friends and I are so glad we went.

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By Lydia R. Diamond

Directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian

Presented by Underground Railway Theater

A collaboration between Underground Railway Theater and The Providence Black Repertory Company, this East Coast Premiere by Lydia R. Diamond brings Harriet Jacobs’ astonishing true story, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, to the stage. This “immensely sophisticated” play about human oppression, and how certain people rise above it, allows Jacobs to reach out to us from her own era and compel us to look at our history as if for the first time in her unsparing yet beautifully poetic coming-of-age story.

About the Ticket Supplier: Central Square Theater

The Central Square Theater is home to Underground Railway Theater (URT) and The Nora Theatre Company, two professional theater companies with a combined track record of over 48 years of excellence.

URT has a 29 year history of connecting high quality professional theater with communities, performing new plays for young audiences, families and adults, and teaching through its rigorous education programming. Combining actors, puppetry and music, URT reaches out to and engages diverse audiences with performances of great beauty and compelling social content.

During The Nora’s 19 years, audiences and the media have recognized it for its exceptionally high quality work. Mission-driven to bring cutting-edge, thought- provoking, and contemporary productions to New England audiences, The Nora has introduced local audiences to Boston, New England, and/or world premieres.