2012 - 2013 Season At Huntington Theatre
Features Classics, Adaptations & Biting Comedies

The 2012-2013 Season at The Huntington Theatre Company will continue a 30-year tradition of presenting world-class productions of new works and classics-made-current, created by the best in local and national talent.

The varied lineup of productions includes a gripping adaptation of a great American novel, an outrageous world premiere by one of Boston’s most fascinating playwrights, an acclaimed Broadway hit that tells a local story, a timeless family classic, the American premiere of an intriguing political drama, an innovative and intriguing drama, a biting new comedy, and the previously announced visionary production of an American classic.

The season includes:
"Good People"
September 14 – October 14, 2012
BU Theatre
In South Boston, this month’s paycheck covers last month’s bills, Bingo is a night on the town, and sharp-tongued single-mom Margie Walsh has just been let go from yet another job. Scrambling to make ends meet, she looks up an old flame, hoping he’ll help her make a fresh start in this humor-filled drama from Pulitzer Prize winner and South Boston native David Lindsay-Abaire about how twists of fate determine our path. Massachusetts native Kate Whoriskey ("How I Learned to Drive," Second Stage; "Ruined," Manhattan Theatre Club) directs.

"Now Or Later"
October 12 – November 10, 2012
Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA
On election night, the son of a Presidential candidate sends his father’s political team into crisis mode when controversial photos of him at a college party spread over the internet, potentially sparking an international incident. Smart and timely, Christopher Shinn’s ("Dying City") searching new play examines religion, freedom of expression, and personal responsibility. The Times of London calls "Now or Later," “Riveting, thrillingly paced, and effervescent with wit and intelligence. Urgent and unmissable!” Michael Wilson ("Dividing the Estate" and "Enchanted April" on Broadway) will direct.

November 9 – December 9, 2012
BU Theatre
For seven years, Emma and Jerry engage in a passionate love affair, deceiving their spouses, each other, and at times, even themselves. One of the 20th century’s most influential dramatists, Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter explores the complexities of love, guilt, and duplicity in this Olivier Award-winning classic. The London Telegraph calls "Betrayal," “The greatest and most moving of all Pinter’s plays.” Renowned British director and actor Maria Aitken ("Private Lives," "Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps") will direct.

"Our Town"
December 7, 2012 – January 13, 2013
Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA
Visionary director and MacArthur “Genius” David Cromer brings his critically acclaimed, groundbreaking version of Thornton Wilder’s "Our Town" to the Huntington. George and Emily fall in love in Grover’s Corners, a New England town that offers a universal glimpse at everyday life. This intimate staging marks the Huntington’s first production in the Roberts Studio Theatre. The Wall Street Journal said, “Cromer’s rethinking of Wilder’s masterpiece is a landmark. Arrestingly original!”

NOTE: “Our Town“ is not a part of the 2012-2013 subscription series. Tickets are currently available exclusively to Huntington subscribers as add-ons to packages. Any remaining tickets will be put on sale to the general public next fall.

"Invisible Man"
January 4 – February 3, 2013
BU Theatre
“I am an invisible man.” An idealistic young African-American man searches for identity and his place in the world in this epic journey through 1930s America. Ralph Ellison’s landmark American novel about race, power, freedom, and liberty comes to life in a gripping theatrical adaptation by Academy Award nominee Oren Jacoby. Christopher McElroen (Theatre of Harlem founding Artistic Director) will direct. (Co-produced with the Studio Theatre, Washington, DC).

"A Raisin In The Sun"
March 8 – April 7, 2013
BU Theatre
In a crowded apartment in Chicago’s South Side, each member of a struggling African-American family yearns for a different version of a better life. An impending and sizeable insurance payment could be the key. Lorraine Hansberry’s groundbreaking 1959 classic drama is an inspiring and fiercely moving portrait of people whose dreams are constantly deferred. The New York Times called it, “A play that changed American theatre forever.” Liesl Tommy ("Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom," "Ruined") will direct.

March 29 – April 27, 2013
Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA
Famous for his irreverently funny adaptations of the classics, Huntington Playwriting Fellow Ryan Landry ("Psyched," "Death of a Saleslady," "The Little Pricks") sets his twisted sights on Fritz Lang’s early film noir masterpiece, "M," about a child killer who is hunted down and brought to justice by the criminal underworld. This provocative yet surprisingly hilarious premiere features Boston favorite Karen MacDonald ("All My Sons") and will be directed by Caitlin Lowans ("Turn of the Screw"). Warning: not for the squeamish!

"Rapture, Blister, Burn"
May 24 – June 22, 2013
Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA
After grad school, Catherine pursued a career as a rockstar feminist academic, while Gwen built a home with her husband and children. Decades later, each friend covets the other's life. With searing insight and trademark wit, this new comedy by Gina Gionfriddo ("Becky Shaw") takes a deep look at family, career, romance, and the decisions that define a life. Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois ("Sons of the Prophet") will direct.

Season tickets are on sale now. Individual tickets will go on sale in August. Again, "Our Town" is not a part of the 2012-2013 subscription series.

For information and to purchase a season ticket, call the Huntington Box Office at 617-266-0800 or visit huntingtontheatre.org/subscribe.

-- OnStage Boston



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