Central Square Theater


The Nora’s “The How and the Why”

October 25, 2012

Central Square Theater’s resident Nora Theatre Company has been been building a name for itself as a producer of plays about science. This, I’m guessing, is at least in part due to financial support from MIT, which lacks the artistic operations and fronts of its neighbor up the street. It’s not quite theater for geeks, […]


Truly Graceful: Underground Railway Theater’s A Christmas Memory

December 3, 2009

The Central Square Theater’s holiday double-bill Tru Grace: Holiday Memoirs pairs Grace Paley’s The Loudest Voice with Truman Capote’s Christmastime classic A Christmas Memory and is, because of the strength of Capote’s text and Wesley Savick’s (director and adaptor of both) loyalty to it, probably the best holiday play I’ve yet seen this season. Grace […]


Pass the Salt Please: John Kuntz’s “The Salt Girl”

November 6, 2009

It was John Kuntz’s performance that kept me from leaving the Central Square Theater’s recent production of Pinter’s The Caretaker during the second intermission. He’s a great actor with a natural grasp of the rhythms of language and capable of deep, deep characterization that can entrance our emotions equally as well as it can push […]