JWA News Release: December 4, 2009
|Tru Grace: Holiday Memoirs
A special matinee
honoring Grace Paley
A special event:
Sunday, December 6
Following the 2 pm matinee of Tru Grace: Holiday Memoirs, the audience can join Grace Paley's daughter and grandchildren - as well as friends and colleagues - to remember and honor Grace's life, read from her work, and learn about the Grace Paley Legacy Project.
Gail Reimer, Director of the Jewish Women's Archive, will read a selection of Grace Paley's work at the event following the performance.
Underground Railway Theater presentsTru Grace 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.
Tru Grace: Holiday Memoirs
Grace Paley's The Loudest Voice takes us to a Russian Jewish immigrant school where "without shame" gentile teachers annually staged the Nativity. In A Christmas Memory, Truman Capote recalls his close friendship with another social outcast, his wildly eccentric older cousin, and the enduring spirit for life they shared.
The inspired playwright-director Wesley Savick crafts the perfect holiday alternative with an intergenerational cast, puppetry, live music, and fruitcakes.
November 19- December 27
Central Square Theater
450 Mass. Ave., Cambridge.
Half-price tickets are available to friends of the Jewish Women's Archive for $17.50 online at www.centralsquaretheater.org or by calling the box office at (866) 811-4111 and using the discount code TRUGRACE.
For more information visit www.centralsquaretheater.org.