TRU GRACE: HOLIDAY MEMOIRS Comes To Central Square Theater 11/19-12/27
Tru Grace: Holiday Memoirs November 19-December 27 Central Square Theater, 450 Mass. Ave., Cambridge
Performance schedule: Evening: Thurs. at 7:30 p.m., Fri. and Sat. at 8 p.m., one Sun. show on Dec. 27 at 7 p.m., Matinees: Sat. at 2 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m., one Fri. matinee on Nov. 27 at 2 p.m.
Tickets: $35; $25 for seniors, $20 for students with valid ID; $15 for Children (12 and under)
On sale through (866) 811-4111, online at www.centralsquaretheater.org, or at the Central Square Theater box office
Underground Railway Theater pairs two heartwarming journeys into the foibles of the holiday season when they present a double bill: Grace Paley's The Loudest Voice and Truman Capote's A Christmas Memory (November 19 - December 27), adapted for the stage and directed by Wesley Savick. 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; they understood each other as no one else could. 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.