Tru Grace: Holiday Memoirs: Funny and Heartwarming Stories from Truman Capote and Grace Paley
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The last date listed for Tru Grace: Holiday Memoirs was Sunday December 27, 2009 / 7:00pm.
Currently at Central Square Theater:
- Full Price:
- $47.00 - $61.00
- Our Price:
- $11.75 - $30.50
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 fairytale 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
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Wendy
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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. However, "Act 2" was absolutely fabulous and deserving of 4 stars! The male lead (Capote) rushed his lines a little and could have put a little more emotion into their reading but the female lead was superb - would go out of my way to see more by her. The set was sparse but really worked - I found myself rapt, nearly on the edge of my seat to see what would happen next!
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.