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Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts
between Berkeley & Clarendon Streets 527 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02116
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3 reviews
54 stars
I went to a Thai rest. that was within walking distance from the theater. The food was fabulous.
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54 stars
I wore nice Jeans and a top w/scarf.
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11 ratings
3.4 average rating
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3 reviews
2 stars
attended Nov 21 2009

The acting, in particular the lead character, was excellent. Unfortunately the play left us feeling like it was written for a high school drama club, choppy and uneven with a totally out of context, unbelievable ending.

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64 reviews
44 stars
attended Nov 20 2009

It was entertaining, thought provoking, funny yet sad. The acting was very good. The play was unique - lots of hidden messages. Strange yet not strange. We enjoyed it.

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18 reviews
8 stars
attended Nov 20 2009

It didn't seem like the kind of play that I would like, but it grew on me. There are many layers to the story, and I thought Craig Lucas, the playwright, did a masterful job of weaving them together. The acting was quite good, and the set...continued

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Quotes & Highlights

“Fast, furious and funny” —Boston Globe
“A show that’s both affecting and filled with belly laughs!” —Providence Journal


From playwright Craig Lucas (The Light in the Piazza, Prelude to a Kiss) comes this darkly comic tale of a modern-day Alice in a perilous winter wonderland. When Rachel is forced to flee her home on Christmas Eve, she embarks on a series of comic misadventures that test her belief that it is indeed a wonderful life. Scott Edmiston directs an all-star Boston cast that includes Barlow Adamson, Marianna Bassham, Larry Coen, Kerry A. Dowling, Sandra Heffley, Will McGarrahan, and Karl Baker Olson. Paula Plum will be in the cast until the December 6 matinee. Maureen Keiller will step in to perform her roles for the final week of the run, from Tuesday 12/8 through Saturday 12/12.

About the Ticket Supplier: SpeakEasy Stage

Over the past nineteen seasons, SpeakEasy Stage Company has distinguished itself as Boston’s premier theater staging Boston premieres. Year after year, SpeakEasy has won acclaim for presenting top-quality productions of vital, cutting-edge plays.

Recently, SpeakEasy was singled out by Variety, the entertainment newspaper, as a force in regional theater and a champion of small, often overlooked musicals.