Venue Details

3419 Star Starred
Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts
between Berkeley & Clarendon Streets 527 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02116
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3.3 / 5 Rated by 4 members
Review from DannyD

Wrestling Patient was just that,a bit of a wrestle to get through it. Clearly it was dense material, and the actors did well with it; especially the doctor. Our concern (3 of us)was that the second half was too long, and did not have a flow.

reviewed Apr 02 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Kate

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

reviewed Apr 04 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Elizabeth P

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.

reviewed Apr 04 2009 report as inappropriate
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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

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