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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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The Banyan Refuge nearby is awesome for Asian tapas. Nice outdoor tables.
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The weather was beautiful summer weather . I wore summer clothes, casual.
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"The Wrestling Patient"
4 ratings
3.3 average rating
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10 reviews
5 stars
attended Apr 04 2009

I agree with others' reviews. It was just OK. I didn't have time to read the program (I do have some knowledge of the holocaust effects in Amsterdam however) but was still left wanting more. The acting was very good yet the story was not as...continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended Apr 04 2009

The play was very powerful. It made me wonder what I'd have done in a similar situation. I was crying at the end, and I don't cry at plays.

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10 reviews
9 stars
attended Mar 28 2009

Very interesting story, nicely done staging and period costuming, but some of the script and acting seemed rough. Some lines and humor seemed like they needed revision, being strikingly out of place. The wrestling bit fit in awkwardly and didn't...continued

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The Wrestling Patient is being produced by SpeakEasy Stage, Boston Playwrights’ Theatre and FortyMagnolia Productions.

The Wrestling Patient brings to light Etty’s secret history of musical evenings, therapeutic wrestling matches, black-market strawberries, and midnight prayers. Her story is one of an amazing transformation during one of the darkest hours in history. You can learn more about The Wrestling Patient at

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.