Watergate Scandal Comedy Martha Mitchell Calling at Central Square Theater
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The last date listed for Martha Mitchell Calling was Sunday November 9, 2008 / 3:00pm.
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Theatrical luminary Tony Kushner, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Angels in America and the brilliant libretto for Caroline, or Change, penned this delightful adaptation of Brundibar, a remarkable musical fable based on an opera that was first performed in the Czech concentration camp in which its original author was imprisoned. A fairy-tale opera about two children who must sing in the market to raise money for their ailing mother, Brundibar celebrates the triumph of the helpless over tyranny and the transformative power of art. Supplementing Brundibar is But the Giraffe, a brief Kushner-written companion piece about a young girl who has to make a tough choice. This show is produced by Underground Railway Theater. Learn More
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It was entertaining. Very educational and informative as I was politically ignorant during that time frame (too young). The acting was fabulous. Central Square Playhouse is very nice, the acoustics were perfect. Would highly recommend it. We found Martha Mitchell very endearing!!
Eclipsing her husband, Attorney General John Mitchell, as a household name, Martha Mitchell was dubbed “The Mouth of the South” and gained worldwide recognition for her outspokenness and famous phone calls to the press about matters the Nixon-era conspirators wanted kept quiet. Passionate and willing to take a stand, Martha used her influence and intelligence to blow the whistle on the Nixon administration. Said President Nixon in a 1977 interview with David Frost, “If it hadn’t been for Martha, there’d have been no Watergate.” Mitchell, who didn’t live to see herself vindicated, receives a tribute of courage in this powerful and humorous play.
Playwright Jody Rothe is also an accomplished screenwriter/producer. She developed and sold two original television movies to CBS, and has written for the Lifetime series The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd and for the Fox series Glory Days. After moving to the East Coast, she switched her focus to the theater and in 2005 was dramaturg for director Daniela Varon’s production of The Taming of the Shrew at Shakespeare & Company.
Director Daniela Varon is an award-winning New York-based theater director, acting teacher and longtime member of Shakespeare & Company. She is co-producer, director and moderator of the series "Conversations with Shakespeare" and has directed at more than 30 theaters nationwide including Playwrights Horizons, Hartford Stage, the Public Theater/NYSF, Lincoln Center Theater Directors’ Lab and Crossroads Theater.
Actress Annette Miller, who stars as Martha Mitchell, has been a member of Shakespeare & Company for a decade, performing in King John, Twelfth Night, Collected Stories and Love Letters (with A. R. Gurney), among others, and has performed both on and off Broadway, including the role of Sylvie in the female version of The Odd Couple with Rita Moreno and Sally Struthers. Locally, she has also performed with the American Repertory Theatre and Merrimack Repertory Theatre.
About the Ticket Supplier: Central Square TheaterThe 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.