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"The Second Girl"

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    If you are experiencing cabin fever in the midst of snowstorms, the Huntington Theatre Company's production offers an alternative. (Published Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015)

    It's a play about "The Help," set in a real-life, working kitchen.

    With the popularity of shows like "Downton Abbey," "The Second Girl" taps into a similar struggle between the servant and the served.

    The play focuses on two Irish immigrant servant girls as they adjust to their new life in America in the early 1900's.

    The playwright, Ronan Noone, is an Irish immigrant himself, transplanted to Weymouth, Massachusetts.

    Actor and director Campbell Scott has performing in his blood - his famous parents are George C. Scott and Colleen Dewhurst.

    Campbell jumped at the chance to work with Noone, and to work with a very unique set design.

    Scott and Noone began their friendship in 2007 when Campbell acted in Moone's play, "The Atheist."

    The play creatively tells the story of being uprooted and adapting to a new world.

    "The second girl" runs now through Feb. 21 at the Calderwood Pavilion on Tremont Street in Boston. More information is available here.

    For another great theatre production in Boston, consider the Fiddlehead Theatre Company's presentation of the whimsical musical, "The Wiz," which will be showing at the Strand Theatre in Boston. Feb. 13-22.

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