Blog entries posted during March 2014

Melinda Lopez's Cuba

by: Charles Haugland at 03/21/2014 01:00 PM

Ten years after Boston playwright Melinda Lopez’s breakout hit Sonia Flew premiered at the Huntington, her newest work Becoming Cuba takes us back to the mercurial and volatile past of the island. An epic and passionate family story, Becoming Cuba...

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The Women of The Seagull

by: Sam Lasman at 03/04/2014 11:00 AM

Lika Mizinova Chekhov met his wife, Olga Knipper, when she played the role of Irina in the legendary Moscow Art Theatre production of The Seagull . Why he finally married her, three years before he died, has proved a mystery to biographers. The...

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The Seagull: A Portrait of Artists

by: Sam Lasman at 03/11/2014 11:30 AM

Of Chekhov’s four masterworks — The Seagull , Uncle Vanya , Three Sisters , and The Cherry Orchard — only the first depicts the lives of artists. The actress Irina, the novelist Trigorin, the playwright Konstantin, and the aspiring ingénue Nina —...

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The Seagull Curtain Calls: Nancy E. Carroll

by: at 03/06/2014 12:30 PM

Name:  Nancy E. Carroll Role:  Paulina Andreyevna Hometown:  Born in Haverhill, MA and raised in Ohio, but I came back summers to visit relatives and moved to the North Shore 20 years ago to be near the ocean! Favorite Chekhov play? It will be The...

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The Seagull Curtain Calls: Morgan Ritchie

by: Morgan Ritchie at 03/13/2014 12:30 PM

Name: Morgan Ritchie Role:  Konstantin Gavrilovich Treplev Hometown:  New York, New York Favorite Chekhov play? It's a toss-up for me between Three Sisters  and The Seagull . The emotional fireworks of The Seagull  are more fun to play, and everyo...

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The Seagull Curtain Calls: Nael Nacer

by: Nael Nacer at 03/19/2014 01:00 PM

  Name:  Nael Nacer Role:  Semyon Semyonovich Medvedenko Hometown:  Paris, France Favorite Chekhov play? This will be my first time perfoming Chekhov, but I've always loved The Seagull.  It was my introduction to Chekhov and his wonderfully raw,...

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Want to win free tickets to The Seagull? Introducing #Chekhovgram!

by: Thom Dunn at 03/07/2014 12:05 AM

Hipster Chekhov doesn't believe in "art." We're pretty excited for The Seagull  here at the Huntington, which starts previews in just under 2 weeks. Sure, it's got Maria Aitken at the helm, who's one of our absolute favorite people as well as...

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Poetry Out Loud State Finals -- This Sunday!

by: Thom Dunn at 03/05/2014 02:05 PM

Twenty-four students from across the state advanced from the four regional Poetry Out Loud semi-finals this past weekend  to compete in the  State Final competition on Sunday, March 9 at the Old South Meeting House . Here are the finalists: •...

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Congratulations to Returning Poetry Out Loud Champion, Courtney Stewart!

by: Thom Dunn at 03/11/2014 07:13 PM

2014 (and 2013) Poetry Out Loud Massachusetts Champion Courtney Stewart from Springfield Central High School, photo: Paul Marotta This past weekend, the 2014 Poetry Out Loud Massachusetts State Finals were held at the Old South Church in Boston....

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Help Bring The Streets Of Havana To Life — Join The Hunt Today!

by: Thom Dunn at 03/13/2014 09:33 AM

**UPDATE (3/26):  We have just $500  left to raise, and only 2 more days to do it. We need your help to make Havana happen! Make A Gift. Join The Hunt. Have An Impact.   We're just over 2 weeks away from the first public preview performance of...

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How Becoming Cuba Mines the Depths of Huntington History (aka Meet the Cast!)

by: Thom Dunn at 03/17/2014 10:50 AM

Christina Pumariega in Becoming Cuba Becoming Cuba  explores the history of Cuba onstage. But we've also got a talented lineup of actors and designers behind the production that digs deep into the history of the Huntington itself. As most of you...

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