Blog entries posted during November 2013

Real Life Onstage: The Cocktail Hour and More

by: Sam Lasman at 11/01/2013 02:00 PM

“This play captures a slice of life that our audience will undoubtedly recognize. We have been talking about a revival of A.R. Gurney’s American comedy of manners for a few years now, and when we learned Maria Aitken was available to direct it, th...

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The History of the Martini

by: Sam Lasman at 11/14/2013 01:30 PM

When John’s mother Ann orders her drink — “a very dry martini, with plenty of ice... and a small twist of lemon” — her patrician credentials are on full display. The martini is the beverage par excellence of America’s much-dwindled leisure class....

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Playwright & Religion Professor To Speak at Huntington's Power of Duff Humanities Forum Sunday

by: Rebecca Curtiss at 11/01/2013 10:22 AM

(Boston) — The Power of Duff playwright Stephen Belber  and Trinity College professor of religion in public life Mark Silk  will lead the conversation at the Huntington Theatre Company's Humanities Forum on Sunday, November 3rd following the 2pm...

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A Look At Playwright A.R. Gurney

by: Sam Lasman at 11/05/2013 01:29 PM

Albert Ramsdell Gurney, Jr. was born in 1930, scion of a prosperous Buffalo family. He grew up, in his words, “surrounded by plays” — at school, on the radio, at the charity performances of his parents’ social clubs, on weekend trips to local...

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The WASP Life

by: Charles Haugland at 11/07/2013 09:26 AM

“Think much, speak little, write less,” read plaques on display in the homes of Isabella Stewart Gardner and J.P. Morgan. While the prep- schooled scions of the old-money elite controlled America’s political, business, and military establishment f...

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Good Libations

by: Thom Dunn at 11/15/2013 12:12 PM

For a show called The Cocktail Hour , it should come as no surprise that there's a whole lotta drinkin' goin' on over the course of the evening. It would be irresponsible* of us to encourage you to keep the pace every time that Ann utters "Just a...

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Drink A Drink For Dear Old Dad

by: Thom Dunn at 11/20/2013 02:48 PM

In case you can't make it out to Somerville to try our custom Cocktail Hour cocktail "The Cocktail Hour" at The Independent , we've got another new concoction to tantalize your tastebuds — and this one's only available south of the Charles. Our...

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Education Updates & Poetry Out Loud

by: Alex Truppi at 11/22/2013 11:45 AM

As you know, it’s been an exciting time for us here in Boston. The World Series brought really phenomenal energy to Boston and we had a great time watching it all unfold. We also thoroughly enjoyed the tongue-in-cheek way Pinsky further immortaliz...

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Sexy Broadway Hit Venus In Fur Begins January 2014 at the Huntington

by: Rebecca Curtiss at 11/26/2013 11:37 AM

(BOSTON) — Huntington Theatre Company kicks off 2014 with David Ives' sexy Broadway smash hit Venus In Fur , deemed "90 minutes of good, kinky fun," by The New York Times . Daniel Goldstein  ( God of Carnage ) returns to the Huntington to direct t...

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Playwrights-On-Playwriting, Dec. 1 & Dec. 8

by: Thom Dunn at 11/26/2013 11:48 AM

James Waterston & Richard Poe in The Cocktail Hour . Photo: T. Charles Erickson Here at the Huntington, we pride ourselves on our post-show offerings, from the audience conversations that take place after almost every performance to the Actors...

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