2008-09 Season

  • QED

    July 24 - August 3, 2008

    An Evening With Richard Feynman Nobel Prize Winning Physicist, brilliant and controversial theorist, accomplished juggler, prankster, safecraker, and lover of Tuvan Throat Singing.


    Coming Up for Air

    July 24 - August 9, 2009

    Coming Up for Air is based on Stan Strickland’s near death experience when his life and career flash before his eyes after being overtaken by rogue waves in Hawaii. He explores many instruments, musical forms and dance movements searching for the sources of his music.

    What the Hell are You Doing in the Waiting Room for Heaven?

    August 13 - 23, 2008

    After life comes…TRYOUTS??Heavenly auditions are more like American Idol in this new interactive cabaret-style music-theatre experience with the harp and soul of Grammy-Nominee Deborah Henson-Conant.

    We Won’t Pay! We Won’t Pay!

    September 4 - 27, 2009

    The Nora speaks to the times with Nobel Prize-winner Dario Fo’s work of politics and hilarity, We Won’t Pay! We Won’t Pay!.  The housewives have had enough!  Prices are high and getting higher.  It’s time to take things into their own hands since no one else will!  But how to keep their husbands from finding […]

    Martha Mitchell Calling

    October 16 - November 8, 2008

    For election season, The Nora presents the Boston area premiere of Jodi Rothe’s sharp and funny play, Martha Mitchell Calling. Following successful runs at Shakespeare & Company and in New York state and Florida, this production once again brings together Director Daniela Varon and Annette Miller as the feisty southern belle, Martha Mitchell, who clamors […]

    Einstein’s Dreams (2007)

    November 18 - December 14, 2008

    Einstein’s Dreams is wry and wild, funny and intellectually stimulating, provocative and surprisingly moving. Alan Lightman’s best-selling novel has inspired dozens of theatrical productions – Savick’s, premiered by Underground Railway Theater in 2007, is Lightman’s favorite. Set in Switzerland, 1905, the play portrays Einstein, a modest patent clerk in a new marriage, struggling to make […]


    Alice’s Adventures Underground

    December 4 - 28, 2008

    Alice’s Adventures Underground, an adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s classic works, takes adults and children down rabbit holes and through mirrors into worlds seen best when looked at upside down. Written by Underground Railway Theater Artistic Director Debra Wise in collaboration with the company, and directed by Dev Luthra, with music by Roger Miller and Evan […]


    The Cherry Orchard

    January 8 - February 1, 2009

    Chekhov’s final and most famous work, The Cherry Orchard brings to life a quirky family whose absurdities warm the heart. Written and set in 1904, the funny yet heartbreaking theatrical classic chronicles the decline of the Russian aristocracy at the turn of the 20th century through the story of a family’s futile attempt to save […]

    How Do You Spell Hope?

    February 13 - March 1, 2009

    How Do You Spell Hope? are true stories of overcoming obstacles to literacy – a Cambridge high school athlete, Frederick Douglass, a Latina immigrant – woven together by puppets and actors in a world of giant pop up books. A play for all ages.


    The Life of Galileo

    April 10 - May 17, 2009

    In celebration of the 400th anniversary of the year Galileo first turned his telescope upward and changed the way human beings thought of their place in the cosmos, Catalyst Collaborative @ MIT and Underground Railway Theater present Bertolt Brecht’s The Life of Galileo. The play is translated by David Hare, directed by David Wheeler, and […]


    On the Verge (or The Geography of Yearning)

    May 28 - June 21, 2009

    Machetes… Rock ‘n’ Roll… Burma Shave… Dwight D. Eisenhower… audiences will discover the unpredictable land of Terra Incognita with three intrepid women explorers who can never be quite sure where – or when – their next steps will lead them when. On the Verge is written by Eric Overmyer, directed by Wesley Savick, and stars […]