Blog entries posted during April 2014

U.S. Journalists in Cuba

by: Charles Haugland at 04/02/2014 02:30 PM

"American journalists in this period have kind of a bad reputation. We think of them all as yellow journalists, just down there making up stories, but there were also a core of several really serious, well-intentioned journalists. They put their...

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An Interview with Melinda Lopez

by: Charles Haugland at 04/04/2014 02:24 PM

In the 10 years since her play Sonia Flew inaugurated the Wimberly Theatre, playwright Melinda Lopez has been produced all over the country and has frequently returned to the Huntington as an actor. She now serves as the theatre’s first...

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The World Before Cuba: The Road to Rebellion

by: Charles Haugland at 04/07/2014 11:30 AM

Becoming Cuba  is set late in the year 1897, just months prior to the explosion of the  USS Maine and the start of the Spanish-American War. Here is a look back at the major historical figures of the years immediately prior. For a broader...

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Melinda Lopez: Documenting a Dream

by: Miranda Craigwell at 04/07/2014 09:20 AM

This post originally appeared on HowlRound.com . For more information on the playwriting residency program made possible by the Mellon Foundation, visit our Playwright-in-Residence site . HowlRound is working with playwright residency sites around...

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What Audiences Are Saying About Becoming Cuba!

by: Thom Dunn at 04/10/2014 11:53 AM

Audiences are feeling that sweet Havana hot emanating from the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA! Some of them have already let us know how much they loved the show, either online or on camera. You can see them for yourself in the video and comments...

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2014 Norton Award Nominations!

by: Thom Dunn at 04/17/2014 11:01 AM

The 2014 Elliot Norton Award nominations have been announced, and the Huntington is in the running for 7 different awards (all in the large theatre category) — 4 for The Jungle Book , 2 for Venus in Fur , and 1 for The Seagull . Outstanding...

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Meet The Smart People Involved In Smart People

by: Thom Dunn at 04/28/2014 10:13 AM

Tuesday is the first day of rehearsal for the world premiere  Smart People , the final production in our 2013-2014 season which also marks the return of Huntington favorite Lydia R. Diamond , whose play Stick Fly  was a huge hit back in 2010 (and...

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The First Rehearsal of Smart People

by: Thom Dunn at 04/30/2014 01:46 PM

We usually try to film the opening remarks from the first rehearsals of most of our productions, but, well, since Smart People  started the day after our Spotlight Spectacular, it was a bit different than our typically well-attended presentations....

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