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Smart People

previews May 11

Monroe Stage

written by Lydia R. Diamond

“…a sexy, serious, and very, very funny modern-day comedy of manners.” —Variety

It seems that issues of self-awareness, identity, and race are stumbling blocks that even “smart people” can’t seem to avoid.

On the eve of Barack Obama’s 2008 Presidential Election, four hyper-intelligent Cambridge residents find that — despite their best intentions upon broaching the subject — the topic of race is a treacherous one, full of stumbles and wrong turns.

Brian, a neuroscientist, is studying the brain’s responses to race and its societal implications.

Ginny, a psychiatrist, is studying low-income Asian-American women’s reaction to stress.

Jackson, a young doctor, has opened a clinic for low-income patients.
Valerie, a talented actor, is struggling to make ends meet by working as a maid.

Through bright, funny dialogue and fast-paced vignettes, playwright Lydia Diamond (Broadway’s Stick Fly) sets brings her quartet of complicated characters to vibrant life.

Buy Tickets by Day

NOTE: Some dates have afternoon AND evening times. Be sure to select your preferred time after choosing a day in the calendar above.

  • Adult $39
  • Senior $37
  • Youth (under 18) $22
  • Thur Adult $34, Senior $32
  • Sun mat $44
  • Previews $24

If you would like to purchase an ADA seat and there are none available for purchase, please contact the box office for assistance and we will be happy to accommodate you.

PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE

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