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3245 Star Starred
Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts
between Berkeley & Clarendon Streets 527 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02116
617-266-0800
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"The Savannah Disputation"
16 ratings
4.8 average rating
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8 events
8 reviews
4 stars
attended Sep 20 2009

What a refreshing, delightful, funny show!!!! If you're looking for lots of laughs, and good clean fun, this is your show. We attended the recent Sunday matinee and our seats were in the almost last row, but that didn't matter. The venue is...continued

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33 events
22 reviews
3 stars
attended Sep 19 2009

Very funny, enjoyable show. I definitely recommend it. Great acting, thought provoking topic, and lots of big laughs.

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69 events
64 reviews
48 stars
attended Oct 02 2009

We went after reading other reviews - we were not disappointed. Every actor came from a point of strength. Comic timing was perfect. Funny but thought-provoking. We enjoyed it thoroughly. Spectacular 2nd row seats.

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Description

SpeakEasy Stage will proudly present the New England premiere of Evan Smith’s hit Off-Broadway play The Savannah Disputation

Hailed as “one of the best new American plays of the season” during its recent New York run, The Savannah Disputation tells the story of two sisters whose Catholic faith is rocked after a visit from a young Pentecostal missionary.   To fight back, the women invite the young missionary and their unsuspecting parish priest to dinner in their home, where they stage a theological showdown that proves that God works in hilarious ways. 

The Savannah Disputation is the latest from Evan Smith, a Savannah, Georgia native whose other plays include Psych, The Uneasy Chair, Servicemen, and Daughters of Genius.  His TV pilot, Debs, was a part of Naked TV, produced by Fox TV/Naked Angels.  Mr. Smith is a graduate of Yale Drama School and the recipient of a Whiting Award.

Popular Boston actors Nancy E. Carroll and Paula Plum will star in SpeakEasy’s production of The Savannah Disputation, which will also feature Trinity Repertory Theatre veteran Timothy Crowe and recent Boston College alumna Carolyn Charpie. 

SpeakEasy Founder and Producing Artistic Director Paul Daigneault will helm this production, the first of three shows he will direct for SpeakEasy Stage this season.  A two-time Elliot Norton Award winner (Parade, Some Men, Zanna, Don’t!, Bat Boy: The Musical) Mr. Daigneault has directed and produced over 50 Boston premieres for SpeakEasy Stage since its inception in 1992.  Paul is also a member of the faculty at The Boston Conservatory.  In 2007 was honored with the Boston College Art Council’s Alumni Award for Distinguished Achievement. 

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