Photograph 51

Photograph 51 Reviews

Central Square Theater (Cambridge, MA)

Reviews & Ratings

49 ratings
4.6 average rating
  • 34
    5
  • 13
    4
  • 1
    3
  • 1
    2
  • 0
    1
judy smith Red Velvet
19 events
7 reviews
1 stars
attended Feb 15 2012

Although life in a biology lab may sound dull to some, this story of how the teams evolved the structure of the DNA helix is terrific. Each actor defined their character well and stayed well in character, playing off each other very effectively. ...continued

star this review starred report as inappropriate
28 events
18 reviews
11 stars
attended Feb 18 2012

This play is entertaining and informative. It illuminated a life many don't know about at all. I thought it might be too "teachy and preachy", but it was funny, deep and very moving. I highly recommend it. The performances were wonderful.

star this review starred report as inappropriate
Jen
19 events
14 reviews
2 stars
attended Feb 12 2012

Really enjoyed this. I wasn't familiar with Rosalind Franklin or any of the story behind the DNA structure race (glancing through the info in the program before the play started helped). I felt a little overwhelmed for the first few minutes, when...continued

star this review starred report as inappropriate
2 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Feb 10 2012

Really fun show. Only 6 actors, and they were able to all participate to tell this story nicely. The way the painted this scientist's life, and how her own decisions lead to future problems made the story feel really complete. Excellent acting,...continued

star this review starred report as inappropriate
6 events
2 reviews
7 stars
attended Feb 10 2012

The story was great and the production was flawless. This is a story that needs to be shared. It hit home on so many levels, as we think many things have changed there are so many things that stay the same. It is a must see!

star this review starred report as inappropriate
Goldstar Member
3 events
1 review
0 stars
7 events
1 review
1 stars
attended Feb 09 2012

Great directing and acting. Very thought-provoking.

star this review starred report as inappropriate
3 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Feb 09 2012

My husband and I enjoyed this play enormously. The acting was uniformly good, with an especially fine performance by Becky Webber. Daniel Gidron gets excellent ensemble work from the cast; also the pacing is impeccable. We found that the play...continued

star this review starred report as inappropriate
71 events
17 reviews
25 stars
attended Feb 17 2012

Excellent and informative.The writing, acting and directing added up to a very enjoyable theater experience.
The Central Square Theater can be counted on for intelligent, professional
shows.

star this review starred report as inappropriate
20 events
8 reviews
3 stars
attended Feb 18 2012

Excellent staging, very well acted, perfect venue for the play. The play itself is interesting, gives you a glimpse of history that you otherwise might not know. Very sad, frustrating story.

star this review starred report as inappropriate
24 events
15 reviews
0 stars
attended Feb 19 2012

Excellent play that delves into the inner workings of one of the most important scientific discoveries ever. The actors portrayed both their roles and their narration very well. The program was very helpful in describing the scientific terms, so...continued

star this review starred report as inappropriate
45 events
14 reviews
7 stars
attended Feb 18 2012

The cast was well coordinated and quite believable.

It was a positive experience in total.

star this review starred report as inappropriate
12 events
7 reviews
1 stars
attended Feb 18 2012

Outstanding Performance by the entire cast! Truly enjoyed the play; well written and directed and well balanced with humor throughout!...Especially liked that there was no intermission....sometimes can ruin the flow and energy......

We love...continued

star this review starred report as inappropriate
18 events
5 reviews
4 stars
attended Feb 16 2012

All of the elements of this production--staging, acting, sound design--came together to make a fascinating and enjoyable performance.

All of the actors were good. We especially liked Becky Webber in the challenging role of Rosalind Franklin....continued

star this review starred report as inappropriate
8 events
5 reviews
0 stars
attended Mar 09 2012

This is a fascinating story, well-staged and wonderfully acted. There's more than one mystery here and unravelling the truth (or many truths) makes for an inspiring and compelling evening of theater.

star this review starred report as inappropriate
jlh
8 events
5 reviews
0 stars
attended Feb 24 2012

This is my third positive experience with Central Square Theater, all through Goldstar. Though I'm not particularly a science person, this play was centered around a personal story and was engaging even for those of us who don't know DNA from a...continued

star this review starred report as inappropriate
9 events
5 reviews
6 stars
attended Mar 03 2012

Very interesting, informative and beautifully written and performed.

star this review starred report as inappropriate
7 events
4 reviews
0 stars
attended Feb 29 2012

This is one of the best plays I've seen in quite some time. The acting and script were superb, but the most compelling was the story and it's layers upon layers of social implications. Bravo to all involved in this fine production!

star this review starred report as inappropriate
7 events
3 reviews
1 stars
attended Mar 04 2012

Becky Webber was brilliant! Strong cast overall.

star this review starred report as inappropriate
Aileen
11 events
3 reviews
12 stars
attended Feb 22 2012

Excellent performance. Only six actors, they captivated the audience. Excellent script! Funny and entertaining. Highly recommend it!

star this review starred report as inappropriate
previous 1