Howandwhy 073012

The How and the Why Reviews

Central Square Theater (Cambridge, MA)

Reviews & Ratings

30 ratings
4.6 average rating
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Jen
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14 reviews
2 stars
attended Oct 04 2012

The play wasn't exactly what I expected, it was more about personal drama between two women than women in science, but I really enjoyed it. The 2 actresses both did a great job.

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23 reviews
4 stars
attended Sep 29 2012

A surprisingly good play very well acted and completely absorbing. Touch on all kinds of hot button issues -- women in science, work v family, academia. Would love to see something else by this playwrite.

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10 reviews
0 stars
attended Oct 06 2012

Very, very enjoyable and interesting!

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6 reviews
18 stars
attended Sep 29 2012

amazing production with two very accomplished actors.

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6 reviews
3 stars
attended Sep 28 2012

My friends and I thought this was an interesting play and well-acted. We enjoyed it!

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6 reviews
0 stars
attended Sep 30 2012

thought-provoking and very well acted; very much enjoyed the play

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3 reviews
20 stars
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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Sep 28 2012

Great acting and the script had true meaning!

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1 review
0 stars
attended Oct 05 2012

Excellent script and excellent performance. Very captivating. You don't want to miss a single word. It was a memorable evening.

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1 review
0 stars
attended Oct 04 2012

Great performance. As a scientist, it was great to see a play about scientists. Both actresses were fantastic and the plot was interesting. Well worth seeing.

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1 review
0 stars
attended Oct 07 2012

I liked it, although it's not quite what I expected, the theory and the story line are pretty interesting.

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25 reviews
0 stars
attended Oct 27 2012

Intense look at relationship between a mother and daughter. Felt like it was written by an MIT nerd with all the intellectual science in it, which at times took away from the interaction, but mostly didn't. Only 3 stars b/c I get annoyed with how...continued

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14 reviews
6 stars
attended Sep 28 2012

The acting was good, but I did not find the subject matter very interesting.

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Lisa Tam
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6 reviews
0 stars
attended Oct 10 2012

Very entertaining. My girlfriends and I did not have any expectations...thought would be fun to go to a play for a girls night out. We were all very pleasantly surprised. The play was captivating and the topic was very interesting. The 2 hour...continued

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Goldstar Member
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3 reviews
4 stars
attended Oct 25 2012

It's a great play! I was captivated for the whole two hours. I usually start to mentally check out after awhile in most plays but not this one. The actors accurately portrayed many issues female scientists face.

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3 reviews
2 stars
attended Oct 18 2012

Very Good! Enjoyed the evening and the issues raised in the dialogue.

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RG
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1 review
4 stars
attended Oct 18 2012

better than anticipated. gifted playwright, wonderful acting.

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1 review
11 stars
attended Nov 04 2012

I enjoyed the acting and writing. As a female scientist, I thought it was an excellent discussion of the "trials" of being a scientist, as well as the nature of scientific theory and debate. Some themes resonated and others felt outdated, but I...continued

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1 review
2 stars
attended Oct 28 2012

What appeared to be a play on scientific research, especially evolutionary biology, turned out to be a human drama involving a mother and her daughter. It was for the most part believable even though the younger actor seemed to react to situations...continued

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