Venue Details

67 Star Starred
Central Square Theater
450 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02139
617-576-9278
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Glenna Weiss
before matinee, Brookline Lunch was great and reasonable and just around the corner!
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Charlotte
The chairs are not padded well, so bring a pillow if you're prone to pain.
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4.4 average rating
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12 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 10 2009

Actually, I would like to give one star to the "Act I", or "The Loudest Voice". This was really just a grammar school holiday pageant - if you have a child relative in this act, you will probably enjoy it. Otherwise, it is not worth attending....continued

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6 reviews
7 stars
attended Dec 11 2009

I brought 2 twelve year olds (mature ones) to see this set of two plays and we all absolutely loved them both. They were both moving and well chosen pieces, showing different things about the holiday season. They were unusual glimpses into the...continued

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14 reviews
9 stars
attended Dec 23 2009

The second act, the play based on Truman Capote's work, was marvelous. The acting was extraordinary and the adaptation was remarkable. Capote's writing is beautiful and the story was warm, funny, and very touching.

The first act, Grace...continued

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Website

http://centralsquaretheater.org/season/09-10/trugrace.html

Description

A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote

The Loudest Voice by Grace Paley

Adapted for the stage and directed by Wesley Savick

Underground Railway Theater pairs two heartwarming journeys into the foibles of the holiday season. Joyful, whimsical, and rich with humor, both are told from the point of view of children – one a girl, one a boy – and set in the ’30’s – one in the Bronx, one in Alabama. In A Christmas Memory, Truman Capote recalls his close friendship with another social outcast, his wildly eccentric older cousin, and the enduring spirit for life they shared. Grace Paley’s The Loudest Voice takes us to a Russian Jewish immigrant school where “without shame” gentile teachers annually staged the Nativity. The inspired Wesley Savick crafts the perfect holiday alternative with an intergenerational cast, puppetry, music, and fruitcakes.

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.