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Central Square Theater
450 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02139
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Venue was easy to find, intimate, very comfortable and staff was very helpful and friendly. Parking was convenient and reasonably priced. Dress to me, was business casual and the audience adhered respectfully to it. Great time. Highly recommended.
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"Martha Mitchell Calling"
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69 events
64 reviews
48 stars
attended Oct 17 2008

It was entertaining. Very educational and informative as I was politically ignorant during that time frame (too young). The acting was fabulous. Central Square Playhouse is very nice, the acoustics were perfect. Would highly recommend it. We...continued

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19 reviews
57 stars
attended Nov 01 2008

Excellent play and outstanding acting and multimedia presentation.
Seating on chairs on bleachers made me a bit nervous. Glad I only paid half price on Gold Star because full price tickets tickets seem over-priced for the comfort of this small...continued

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4 reviews
3 stars
attended Nov 09 2008

The play was an excellent production all around and the venue was comfortable with wonderful sightlines (stadium-style seating). I look forward to attending another show at the Central Sq. Theatre!

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Eclipsing her husband, Attorney General John Mitchell, as a household name, Martha Mitchell was dubbed “The Mouth of the South” and gained worldwide recognition for her outspokenness and famous phone calls to the press about matters the Nixon-era conspirators wanted kept quiet. Passionate and willing to take a stand, Martha used her influence and intelligence to blow the whistle on the Nixon administration. Said President Nixon in a 1977 interview with David Frost, “If it hadn’t been for Martha, there’d have been no Watergate.” Mitchell, who didn’t live to see herself vindicated, receives a tribute of courage in this powerful and humorous play. 

Playwright Jody Rothe is also an accomplished screenwriter/producer. She developed and sold two original television movies to CBS, and has written for the Lifetime series The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd and for the Fox series Glory Days. After moving to the East Coast, she switched her focus to the theater and in 2005 was dramaturg for director Daniela Varon’s production of The Taming of the Shrew at Shakespeare & Company.

Director Daniela Varon is an award-winning New York-based theater director, acting teacher and longtime member of Shakespeare & Company. She is co-producer, director and moderator of the series “Conversations with Shakespeare” and has directed at more than 30 theaters nationwide including Playwrights Horizons, Hartford Stage, the Public Theater/NYSF, Lincoln Center Theater Directors’ Lab and Crossroads Theater.

Actress Annette Miller, who stars as Martha Mitchell, has been a member of Shakespeare & Company for a decade, performing in King John, Twelfth Night, Collected Stories and Love Letters (with A. R. Gurney), among others, and has performed both on and off Broadway, including the role of Sylvie in the female version of The Odd Couple with Rita Moreno and Sally Struthers. Locally, she has also performed with the American Repertory Theatre and Merrimack Repertory Theatre.