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Boston Playwrights' Theatre - Odyssey Theatre
at Harry Agganis Way 949 Commonwealth Ave Boston, MA 02215
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Got lucky with a spot on the street. Good luck in the rest room: very tight quarters.
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The weather was freezing (28). I wore warm clothes. It's a very casual venue (college kids)..
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3 reviews
2 stars
attended Apr 19 2012

I enjoyed the play & liked getting an "insider's view" of Boston politics. It was easy to identify which actual Boston politicians were represented.
Most of the dialogue seemed realistic & there were some clever moments, using the Christmas...continued

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 14 2012

As a Bostonian and a political junkie, this sounded like it would be right up my alley. I enjoyed it even more than I expected and highly recommend it. The acting was really good and the playwright clearly knows Boston and politics extremely...continued

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2 reviews
28 stars
attended Apr 19 2012

The personal, emotional, and moral dramas that hide behind our political entities is made poignantly visible in this well-written play.

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“Clever and engaging.” -My Entertainment World
“Comedy, drama, tragedy, it’s all here.” -EDGE Boston


Murph is an exciting political drama, set in Boston on the eve of the Clinton administration. Representative Kevin Murphy and his tight-knit think tank (Katie and Gary) stumble into a political opportunity which could change their lives … permanently. But before they can take this next step, they must tango with personal demons, prejudices, and Seth Smith, the nation’s top political strategist. Murph is a fast-paced, insider look at playing the political game and the sacrifices one must make along the way.

This play contains adult language.

Starring: James Bocock, John Geoffrion, Emily Kaye Lazzaro and Robert Pittella

Catherine M. O’Neill lives and writes in Boston. She holds her MFA in Playwriting from Lesley University, a BS in Communications and Journalism from Suffolk University and a graduate Certificate in Screenwriting from Emerson College, where she currently teaches in the Creative Writing Studio Program. Her plays have been produced by Boston Actors Theater and Actor’s Shakespeare Project. O’Neill’s plays have been twice selected for Boston’s SWAN DAY (Support Woman Artists Now). O’Neill is a published Smith and Kraus author; Best Male Monologues for the Stage 2012, and The Resurrections, BTM XIII.