How Do You Spell Hope?

Underground Railway Theater presents How Do You Spell Hope?: true stories of overcoming obstacles to literacy – a Cambridge high school athlete, Frederick Douglass, a Latina immigrant – woven together by puppets and actors in a world of giant pop up books. A play for all ages – by Melinda Lopez.

“The magic of theater truly comes alive…one of the best pieces of family theater.”
-Boston Herald

“…may its flying books take wing in audience’s minds and hearts.”
-The Phoenix and WBUR

“Through the magic of imagination, ‘Hope’ turns adage into inspiration.”
-Boston Globe

February 13 – March 1
Fri – 7:30pm
Sat, Sun – 3:00pm
Special matinees during school vacation week!
Wed, 2/18 – 10:00am & 1:00pm
Thu, 2/19 – 10:00am & 1:00pm

Adults – $18
Seniors (65+) – $15
Students (with valid ID) – $15
Children (under 12) – $12

Buy tickets online or call 866.811.4111


Save over 15% when you buy tickets for your whole family!
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Join these award-winning authors for post-performance conversations with the whole family:
2/13 – Chris Abouzeid – from Somerville, author of Anatopsis, a fantasy novel for young adults.
2/20 – Anita Silvey & Kathryn Lasky – Anita is a professor at Simmons College and St. Michael’s College and is author of 100 Best Books for Children and 500 Great Books for Teens. Kathryn writes for both children and young adults, including her well-known series The Guardians of Ga’Hoole.
2/21 – Melinda Lopez – Playwright
2/27 – Gregory Maguire – from Concord, author of Wicked and Son of a Witch.

Underground Railway Theater and our special guests are grateful to Porter Square Books for their partnership on How Do You Spell Hope?

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