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80 Star Starred
Central Square Theater
450 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02139
617-576-9278
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2 events
2 reviews
1 stars
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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8 events
4 reviews
2 stars
Parking in Public lot across the street.
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"Tru Grace: Holiday Memoirs"
11 ratings
4.4 average rating
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22 events
12 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 10 2009

Actually, I would like to give one star to the "Act I", or "The Loudest Voice". This was really just a grammar school holiday pageant - if you have a child relative in this act, you will probably enjoy it. Otherwise, it is not worth attending....continued

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Sonia Hamel Red Velvet
45 events
6 reviews
14 stars
attended Dec 11 2009

I brought 2 twelve year olds (mature ones) to see this set of two plays and we all absolutely loved them both. They were both moving and well chosen pieces, showing different things about the holiday season. They were unusual glimpses into the...continued

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32 events
14 reviews
9 stars
attended Dec 23 2009

The second act, the play based on Truman Capote's work, was marvelous. The acting was extraordinary and the adaptation was remarkable. Capote's writing is beautiful and the story was warm, funny, and very touching.

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A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote

The Loudest Voice by Grace Paley

Adapted for the stage and directed by Wesley Savick

Underground Railway Theater pairs two heartwarming journeys into the foibles of the holiday season. Joyful, whimsical, and rich with humor, both are told from the point of view of children – one a girl, one a boy – and set in the ’30’s – one in the Bronx, one in Alabama. In A Christmas Memory, Truman Capote recalls his close friendship with another social outcast, his wildly eccentric older cousin, and the enduring spirit for life they shared. Grace Paley’s The Loudest Voice takes us to a Russian Jewish immigrant school where “without shame” gentile teachers annually staged the Nativity. The inspired Wesley Savick crafts the perfect holiday alternative with an intergenerational cast, puppetry, music, and fruitcakes.