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    The Wrestling Patient

    Presented by at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

    March 27 - April 11, 2009


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    The Wrestling Patient

    By Kirk Lynn in collaboration with Anne Gottlieb and Katie Pearl; Directed by Katie Pearl March 27 - April 11, 2009

    A Season Bonus! A World Premiere! This extraordinary new play is based on the true story of Dutch Jewish writer, Etty Hillesum. As WWII engulfs her native Amsterdam, Etty is confronted with a remarkable choice: to hold onto a kind of integrity, or to save her own life. With the help of a charismatic teacher, she...

    By Kirk Lynn in collaboration with Anne Gottlieb and Katie Pearl; Directed by Katie Pearl March 27 - April 11, 2009

    A Season Bonus! A World Premiere! This extraordinary new play is based on the true story of Dutch Jewish writer, Etty Hillesum. As WWII engulfs her native Amsterdam, Etty is confronted with a remarkable choice: to hold onto a kind of integrity, or to save her own life. With the help of a charismatic teacher, she enters into the emerging science of psychology and wrestles to answer the demons of her time by looking within herself. The Wrestling Patient brings to light Etty's secret history of musical evenings, therapeutic wrestling matches, black-market strawberries, and midnight prayers. Her story is one of an amazing transformation during one of the darkest hours in history.


    Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

    527 Tremont Street
    Boston, MA 02116

    Full map and directions

    Admission Info:
    Reg Adult tickets: $47 Tuesday-Friday Reg Adult tickets: $50 Saturday & Sunday Students/Seniors: $5 off at all times Flat rate $30 gallery seats (row K) Student rush: $14, 1 hour before curtain with a valid student ID


    General Day and Time Info:
    Wednesday & Thursday : 7:30p
    Friday : 8:00p
    Saturday : 4:00p and 8:00p
    Sunday : 3:00p

    **Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at 7:30p**

    phone: 617.933.8600


    Accessibility Information: Currently, no accessibility information is available for this event.

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    • Event Name: The Wrestling Patient
      2.5 out of 5 stars rating "Fine acting of weak material"
      Review posted by: Chris from Boston, Apr 15, 2009

      This is the sort of play that should have been really terrific. The actors did a first-rate job; the problem, I think, is with the play itself. The main character goes from being a spoiled... Expand

    • Event Name: The Wrestling Patient
      "spirit is missing"
      Comment posted by: bill himelhoch from jamaica plain, Apr 14, 2009

      The playwrights' decision to de-emphasize Hillesum's prayer life is unfortunate. Her conversations with God were, after all, the source of her astonishing strength as the Jews of Amsterdam were... Expand

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