The Musical Matilda on Stage in Amherst Inspires Joyous Rebellion By Edward Curtin

18 January 2020 — Edward Curtin

“Our problem is civil obedience,” said the people’s historian Howard Zinn.

This may sound like an odd way to begin a review of a play, but I think you will agree that it is apropos, since the musical Matilda, based on the book by the impish writer Roald Dahl and produced by Amherst Leisure Services Community Theater, has just opened and will run, most appropriately, through the Sunday of Martin Luther King weekend and continue the following Thursday through Sunday at Bowker Auditorium at the University of Massachusetts.  I like to think MLK would approve.

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