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Money Matters at the Central Square Theater

The Central Square Theater was a site for the annual Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program, offering summer jobs and training for Cambridge teens. Young people involved at the theater had the opportunity to develop and star in a performance of Money Matters, a play by Betsy Bard, based on dozens of interviews of individuals who experienced the financial crisis. Beyond developing a great show with talented staff and performers, the youth participants picked up some knowledge on money and finance that many believed they would otherwise have to learn the hard way.