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How much would you pay for a white painting? Would it matter who the painter was? Would it be art? One of Marc's best friends, Serge, has just bought a very expensive painting. It's about five feet by four, all white with white diagonal lines. To Marc, the painting is a joke, but Serge insists Marc doesn't have the proper standard to judge the work. This critically acclaimed comedy earned the Tony award for Best Play and has gone on to receive rave reviews across the world.
Restaurant manager and shoe connoisseur Haley Walker is finally ready to reenter the dating world. From the privacy of her bedroom, she relates a series of hilarious tales while preparing for — and recovering from — one dreadful date after another. Theresa Rebeck's sweet and sharp comedy Bad Dates is one of the most popular shows in Huntington history.
In Barbecue, members of the O'Mallery family gather in their local park to share some barbecue and straight talk with one of their own. They are the kind of people who come to an intervention armed with a Taser, never mind their own downward spirals. But that's only the beginning of this play where familial and cultural stereotypes are stripped away. Director Summer L. Williams (Intimate Apparel) has the audience racing to keep up with all the surprises and reversals in this piercingly funny new work.
When Aine returns home to Ireland to introduce her American fiancé to her family, she finds her younger sister pregnant, her mother still over-controlling, and her father suffering from a bad heart. Her departure might have been the cause, but some wounds never heal. A play about guilt, mercy, and the power of love.
Everyman is successful, popular, and riding high when Death comes calling. Forced to abandon the life he has built, he embarks on a last, frantic search to recruit a friend, anyone, to speak in his defense. But Death is close behind, and time is running out.
One of the great primal, spiritual myths, Everyman asks whether it is only in death that we can understand our lives. A cornerstone of English drama since the 15th century, this new adaptation by poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy was presented at the National Theatre, London, in April 2015.
Ex-Lovers is a one-night special production conceived and curated by Israel Horovitz. It features staged readings of 10-minute plays by eight of America's most exciting playwrights.
- Virtual Alex by Israel Horovitz
- Stage Kiss by Sarah Ruhl
- Jezelle the Gazelle by Dominique Morisseau
- Epic Story by Richard Vetere
- Skin Game by Michael Hollinger
- The Winter, or Maybe the Fall by David Rabe
- The Only "Good" in Goodbye by Neil LaBute
- 63 Years by Deborah Zoe Laufer
Arthur Miller, the most celebrated American playwright of the 20th century, was said to be the moral conscience of the nation, but he had a secret: a son born with Down syndrome whom he refused to acknowledge. In Fall, renowned Hollywood reporter Bernard Weinraub explores the fascinating untold story of Miller and his third wife, photographer Inge Morath, and the divide between their public personas and private lives.
A sidesplitting and heart-warming comedy brimming with misunderstanding and mischief, The Foreigner may be one of the funniest American plays ever written. Based on what the NY Post describes as a "devilishly clever idea", the play demonstrates what can happen when a group of devious characters must deal with a stranger who (they think) knows no English.
World War Two. German-occupied Guernsey Island. When a mysterious man washes up on shore with no memory of who he is, 10-year-old Estelle and her family must decide whether to shelter this lost stranger or turn him over to the Nazis.
On his way home after a year in East Africa, a young aid worker goes back to a shabby Amsterdam hotel room with a fellow American. The two strangers replay their pasts and confess their shared fear that they betrayed the people who needed them most. A powerful chance encounter offers the possibility of connection and redemption in this new play by Huntington Playwriting Fellow Ken Urban.
"In a living room strewn with vinyl records, beer bottles and drug paraphernalia, a mustached man begins railing about his missing copy of Van Morrison's Astral Weeks album, and it seems he won't back down until the universe bestows upon him some elusive state of grace. Part Gonzo rock performance, part mental breakdown — all thrillingly theatrical— How To Be A Rock Critic pulls the greatest hits from Bangs' own legendary words to imagine a single night of his turbulent life.
Inside his wild, all-night typewriter sessions, Lester Bangs embraced mistakes as strokes of genius, popularized now ubiquitous terms like "Heavy Metal" and "Punk Rock," and died of an overdose at the Biblical age of 33. Join us for an evening with music's great, lost critical voice."
The irresistible family musical about a boy blessed with prophetic dreams and his trials and tribulations in ancient Egypt.
This thrilling new version of Friedrich Schiller's classic Mary Stuart pits the ousted queen of Scotland against the reigning queen of England in a titanic battle of wills. Imprisoned by the English crown on suspicion of treason, Mary vies for her cousin Elizabeth's throne even as she pleads for her life. Meanwhile, Elizabeth must navigate the male-dominated world of court politics, foreign wars, and domestic intrigue to decide Mary's fate. Will she act on her conscience? Or will she conform to patriarchal politics-as-usual to achieve her goals? Based on historical events, King Elizabeth is a classic for today.
In 2008, National Public Radio asked Gregory Maguire (Wicked) to compose an original story with a Christmas theme. Thus was born Matchless, a rekindling of Anderson's classic tale of the Little Match Girl from a surprising point of view. A story for all ages about being open to life's magic transformations: how love can make a family, and how imagination can find beauty in the most unexpected places.
"The course of true love never did run smooth." Dashed expectations force flummoxed lovers into the mystical wilderness where enchantment and confusion await, all for our gleeful benefit.
In keeping with the tradition of producing thought-provoking, groundbreaking productions such as Reflections of a Rock Lobster, Of Mice and Men, and the Elliot Norton Award-winning production of The Diary of Anne Frank, Boston Children's Theatre presents the emotionally charged classic One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Featuring the talents of BCT's preprofessional training students from the company's New England TheatreWorks program, the show is directed by Burgess Clark, BCT's executive artistic director.
Note: Due to strong language and adult themes, parental discretion is advised. No one 14 or under will be admitted without a guardian's permission.
"What do you see?" Famed abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko asks his young assistant, Ken, the loaded question. What's art? And who gets to decide anyway? It's 1958, and Rothko has just been offered the biggest commission in the history of modern art. He and Ken work feverishly in his New York studio—until Ken begins to realize his answers to those fundamental questions about art are very different than his mentor's. Winner of six Tony Awards, this sizzling drama is one of the most intellectually riveting shows to recently hit Broadway.
This wonderfully intimate drama, set on the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination, unfolds in the Apple home in Rhinebeck, New York, as the family shares a monumental evening together — one that is both unique and familiar to us all.
When cantankerous Abby is forced to share her room in assisted living with endlessly chipper Marilyn, the two women make a seemingly harmless bet that quickly escalates into a dangerous and hilarious game of one-upmanship, revealing hidden truths that neither wants exposed. Ripcord is a deliciously inappropriate new comedy from Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire.
Seen by over ten million people worldwide, this wildly popular comedy keeps every audience laughing as they try to outwit the suspects and catch the killer. New clues and up to the minute improvisation deliver a different show every night.
In the break room of the last small auto plant still standing, a makeshift family of workers swap stories, share dreams, and take pride in their work. When confronted with the possibility of the factory closing, power dynamics shift and each worker is pushed to the limits of survival. Inspired by August Wilson's Century Cycle, Morisseau's bold and compassionate new play is part of her Detroit Project cycle of plays.
Devious Tartuffe charms his way into Orgon's household and schemes to marry his daughter, seduce his wife, and run off with the family's fortune. Orgon remains entranced despite the appalling evidence of Tartuffe's behavior — will he see through this con man before it's too late? In one of the world's great plays, Molière spins religious piety and hypocrisy into high comedy, making for a hilarious and biting satire.
Career-driven Marlene has just landed the top job at a London employment agency over a male colleague. To celebrate, she hosts a lavish dinner with a group of famous and adventurous historical women who cheer the successes and bemoan the sacrifices required to be a "top girl" in a man's world. Caryl Churchill's groundbreaking masterpiece, originally a rebuke to Margaret Thatcher's England in the 1980s, remains just as relevant and powerful today.
Brilliant novelist Zarina is writing about women and Islam when she meets Eli, a young convert who bridges the gap between her modern life and traditional heritage. When her conservative father discovers her controversial manuscript, they all must confront the beliefs that define them. A fierce and funny new play about relationships, religion, and the contradictions that make us who we are, from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the blockbuster hit Disgraced.