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Boston Playwrights' Theatre - Odyssey Theatre
at Harry Agganis Way 949 Commonwealth Ave Boston, MA 02215
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23 events
19 reviews
11 stars
Got lucky with a spot on the street. Good luck in the rest room: very tight quarters.
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68 events
10 reviews
47 stars
The weather was freezing (28). I wore warm clothes. It's a very casual venue (college kids)..
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"Summer Play Festival 2012"
11 ratings
4.5 average rating
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65 events
36 reviews
5 stars
attended Jul 20 2012

I appreciated the eclectic & interesting mix of characters (& actors) in each, individual play. They were "homegrown" performances, very real & some ways, perhaps better than a production with millions behind it. They were highly...continued

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19 events
9 reviews
4 stars
attended Jul 22 2012

All of the five plays were wonderful, entertaining, and inventive.

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15 events
5 reviews
3 stars
attended Jul 20 2012

Great event for a wide variety of people to enjoy. Each of the five plays revolve around everyday issues that many can relate to. Favorite play was Ding! Definitely worth the $$$

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*Play Details: 

**_Recessed! Or When the Mortgage Goes Upside Down_ by Ellen Davis Sullivan

*Directed by Mary ElizaBeth Peters

With their mortgage upside down, Mom and Dad search for jobs, not easy to do in a world where youth trumps experience. Their daughters cope in their own ways: fifteen-year-old Jenny goes in for world-class pouting, while thirteen-year-old Sam shows surprising survival skills.

*_DING!_ by Jan Velco Soolman

*Directed by Danielle Leeber Lucas

Imagine if all of your worst dates happened on the same night. Finding Mr. Right goes very wrong in this comedic tale of one women’s evening at a speed-dating event.


Just Deserts by R.D. Murphy *

Directed by Caroline L. Price

When her pension fund turns into a super-melt, veteran Friendly’s manager Winkie Linehart unleashes her hidden talent faster than you can say, “You want jimmies with that?”

*_Organic Seed_ by Patrick Gabridge *

Directed by Amanda Coffin

Conflict erupts at the farmer’s market between a young woman farmer and an older conventional farmer as they battle for customers. Beware the Brandywines!


w4m by MJ Halberstadt *

Directed by Jack Crory

A lonely guy falls for an elusive costume designer who spends her time posing as the women being sought by the many Missed Connections ads in their local newspaper. He dives into her world in an attempt to rescue them both from their borderline dangerous hobby.