About performances & classes
A Playback performance is more than just entertainment. Audience members laugh, cry, get insights about their life, and feel an expanded sense of community. You can share a moment from your life and see it performed, or just come to watch. We perform monthly in Arlington plus additional shows around town.
Our Playback classes are friendly, informal, and intimate, an enriching experience for both newcomers and experienced actors.
Browse our events calendar below.
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Thursday, July 11, 7:30pm Sustainable Arlington and True Story Theater Present: Dare to Repair! Stories of Preserving Treasure and Preventing Waste Free event. All welcome. Arlington Robbins Library community room 700 Mass. Ave., Arlington, MA, lower level If you like, bring a picture or an item you love that needs repair or has been repaired--for our display and if you wish you can tell a story about what you love about the item and why it matters to save things…Find out more »
Saturday, July 13, 7:30pm Stories of friendship How have important people come into our lives? How have we built those relationships? What challenges have we had to face and what has helped us deepen friendships? Arlington Center for the Arts - 3rd floor gallery (above the Senior Center) 20 Academy St. Arlington, MA Get tickets in advance - save $5 on general admission https://truestorytheater.bpt.me Tickets also available at the door: $20 general, $30 supporter, $5+ pay-what-you-canFind out more »
Wednesday, July 24, 1:30 PM The Kennedy Center, 440 E Squantum St, Quincy, MA Free interactive performance with True Story Theater to explore issues around financial safety, healthy relationships and well-being. This event is for older adults, family, and caregivers. Stories of actual challenges faced by older adults and stories of support will be dramatized by the theater troupe. Various agencies providing assistance addressing the specific needs of older adults will be present. Light refreshments served. Hosted by Quincy Elder…Find out more »
Saturday, August 24th 7:30pm Theme TBA! Arlington Center for the Arts – 3rd floor gallery (above the Senior Center) 20 Academy St. Arlington, MA Get tickets in advance – save $5 on general admission https://truestorytheater.bpt.me Tickets also available at the door: $20 general, $30 supporter, $5+ pay-what-you-canFind out more »
Saturday, Sept 21, 7:30pm "Standing up to climate change: Stories of environmental activists" In partnership with Sustainable Arlington Arlington Center for the Arts – 3rd-floor gallery (above the Senior Center) 20 Academy St. Arlington, MA Tickets: $20 general, $30 supporter, $5+ pay-what-you-can Save $5 on general admission if you get your ticket in advance: https://truestorytheater.bpt.me Tickets also available at the door. * This event is part of “The Listening Project: Strengthening civic dialogue through storytelling theatre” which is supported in…Find out more »