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82 Star Starred
Central Square Theater
450 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02139
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4.4 / 5 Rated by 11 members
Review from Vincent

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

reviewed Dec 10 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

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.

The first act, Grace...continued

reviewed Dec 23 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Sonia Hamel

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

reviewed Dec 11 2009 report as inappropriate
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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.

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