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Central Square Theater
450 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02139
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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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Parking in Public lot across the street.
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"Women of Will"
13 ratings
4.5 average rating
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41 events
30 reviews
12 stars
attended Oct 17 2011

A lot of Shakespeare in a relatively short period of time. While I appreciate Tina Packer's thesis, I did get a bit tired of the high pitch of the performances of the cuttings from the plays. I will, however,read Henry VI (all of them) again since...continued

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14 reviews
9 stars
attended Oct 13 2011

Terrific and surprising combination of lecture (about Shakespeare, his women, his development) and performance. Very stimulating. We came away from the performance with lots of animated discussion.

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13 reviews
3 stars
attended Oct 17 2011

Tina Packer and Nigel Gore were wonderful in this overview of the women in Shakespeare's plays. We had good seats in this theater in the round. Great performances by both actors from a variety of plays illustrating Shakespeare's maturing view of...continued

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Read more about Tina Packer and Women of Will at Berkshire Fine Arts and GailSez.


by Tina Packer

directed by Eric Tucker

starring Tina Packer

featuring Nigel Gore

Tina Packer’s Limited Boston Engagement  

Women of Will, the masterwork of Shakespeare & Company’s Founding Artistic Director, Tina Packer, is the culmination of her decades-long fascination with Shakespeare’s heroines. Through a combination of scenes, monologues and sparkling commentary, Ms. Packer takes us on a journey, illuminating the evolution of the feminine in Shakespeare’s plays, and in so doing, showing us the ways in which Shakespeare believed we could build a better world.

Women of Will features a special two-part schedule: For the first three weeks (October 13-30), The Nora Theatre Company will present The Overview, featuring highlights of the five-part The Complete Journey, which will be presented in the final week (November 2-6).

Presented by The Nora Theatre Company.

About the Ticket Supplier: Central Square Theater

The Central Square Theater is home to Underground Railway Theater (URT) and The Nora Theatre Company, two professional theater companies with a combined track record of over 48 years of excellence.

URT has a 29 year history of connecting high quality professional theater with communities, performing new plays for young audiences, families and adults, and teaching through its rigorous education programming. Combining actors, puppetry and music, URT reaches out to and engages diverse audiences with performances of great beauty and compelling social content.

During The Nora’s 19 years, audiences and the media have recognized it for its exceptionally high quality work. Mission-driven to bring cutting-edge, thought- provoking, and contemporary productions to New England audiences, The Nora has introduced local audiences to Boston, New England, and/or world premieres.