2009-10 Season

  • The Caretaker

    October 1 - November 1, 2009 Michael Balcanoff & Joe Lanza in THE CARETAKER. Photo: Elizabeth Stewart/Libberding Photography.

    In celebration of Harold Pinter (1930-2008), described as “the most original, disturbing, and arresting talent,” The Nora Theatre Company brings to life one of his greatest psychological dramas, helmed by Associate Director Daniel Gidron. When an elderly tramp is given lodging in the derelict home of two brothers, the ensuing relationships and shifting alliances intensify […]

    Tru Grace: Holiday Memoirs

    November 19 - December 27, 2009 Debra Wise & Michael Forden Walker in TRU GRACE: A HOLIDAY MEMOIR. Photo: Elizabeth Stewart/Libberding Photography.

    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, […]

    Harriet Jacobs

    January 7 - 31, 2010

    A collaboration between Underground Railway Theater and The Providence Black Repertory Company, the East Coast Premiere of Harriet Jacobs by Lydia R. Diamond brings Harriet Jacobs’ astonishing true story, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl to the stage. The “immensely sophisticated” play about human oppression and how certain people rise above it allows […]

    Not Enough Air

    February 11 - March 14, 2010

    Local playwright Masha Obolensky electrifies with this “vivid” and “riveting” script, in its East Coast Premiere by The Nora Theatre Company. Drawn into the sensational 1920’s murder trial of Ruth Snyder, famed journalist-turned-playwright Sophie Treadwell finds herself compelled to give voice to Ruth’s story through her landmark play, Machinal.

    The Lady With All The Answers

    May 13 - June 26, 2010

    The Nora Theatre Company stages the Boston-Area Premiere of David Rambo’s riotous and touching play about everyone’s favorite advice columnist: Ann Landers. Over the course of a long night in 1975 Chicago, “the lady with all the answers” for others grapples with a dilemma of her own. While revisiting favorite columns on such topics as […]

    From Orchids to Octopi: An Evolutionary Love Story

    March 31 - May 2, 2010

    Catalyst Collaborative@MIT – Underground Railway Theater’s science theater initiative with MIT – presents this World Premiere by award-winning playwright Melinda Lopez, commissioned by the National Institutes of Health to celebrate the 150th anniversary of “On the Origin of Species.” Surprises erupt as a muralist’s work is derailed by hallucinations, pregnancy, and dinosaurs in this witty […]