2012-13 Season

  • The How and The Why

    September 27 – November 4, 2012

    On the eve of a national conference Zelda (Underground Railway Theater Artistic Director, Debra Wise), an acclaimed evolutionary biologist, is visited by Rachel, an ambitious graduate student. The two women share a zeal for science, a bold and contrarian approach to the male-dominated field, and much more. During the course of the visit, the young […]

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  • No Room for Wishing

    September 30-October 9, 2012

    Compiled from interviews and live recordings during the occupation of Dewey Square in Fall 2011, No Room for Wishing follows Occupy Boston from its formation, through clashes with the police, infighting among the activists, legal battles and collective victories, to its eviction by the City of Boston. One of Boston’s most dynamic young theater makers […]

  • Arabian Nights (2012)

    November 23 – December 30, 2012

    Enter ancient Persia, and be transformed by the power of storytelling – again! The Nora Theatre Company and Underground Railway Theater revive their award-winning production (2012 Independent Reviewers of New England Awards for Best Ensemble, Best Puppetry, Best Costumes, and Best Director) of Dominic Cooke’s Arabian Nights. Based on One Thousand and One Nights, a […]

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  • The Mountaintop

    January 10 - February 3, 2013 Maurice Emmanuel Parent and Kami Rushell Smith in THE MOUNTAINTOP. Photo: A.R. Sinclair Photography.

    April 3, 1968. Having just delivered his magnificent oration “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop,” at Mason Temple in support of a sanitation workers’ strike, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. returns to Room 306 at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. A maid comes to his door with coffee. An unlikely relationship is forged that ventures […]

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  • Operation Epsilon

    March 7 – April 28, 2013 The Cast of OPERATION EPSILON. Photo: A.R. Sinclair Photography.

    It’s the close of World War II – the dawn of the atomic age. The Allies have captured Germany’s top ten nuclear scientists and sequestered them at Farm Hall– a lavish estate in England – keeping them under surveillance to learn what they know about the American nuclear program and to gauge how close the […]

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  • Distracted

    May 9 - June 9, 2013 Stacy Fischer in DISTRACTED. Photo: A.R. Sinclair Photography.

    Mama is meditating. Her cell phone rings, waking Jesse up. He can’t sit still, swears like a truck driver and is in trouble at school. His teacher says “Attention Deficit Disorder”. His doctor blames environmental toxins. Dad says, “He’s just a boy!” Experts are consulted. Ritalin is prescribed. Can a pill solve all of his […]

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