(BOSTON) – The Huntington Theatre Company invites theatre-lovers of all ages to its fun-filled, hands-on, behind-the-scenes Open House on Monday, October 8 at its main stage on the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre (264 Huntington Avenue) and neighboring facilities. The Open House will be open to the public from 12pm until 3pm; Huntington Subscribers, FlexPass holders, and Community Members are welcome at 11am. Learn more and RSVP at huntingtontheatre.org/openhouse.
Visitors will have the opportunity to hear about the 2012-2013 season from Managing Director Michael Maso; learn from costume, props, and paint artisans in hands-on demonstrations; try on Huntington costumes; take on a role from Our Town and read a scene with other attendees; explore the production shops on a backstage tour; perform a reading of a 10-minute play by a Huntington Playwriting Fellow; enjoy 30th Birthday cake; and more. The Open House is part of Opening Our Doors, a day of free arts and cultural events sponsored by the Fenway Alliance. Learn more at fenwayculture.org.
Exclusively at the Open House, tickets to the Huntington’s upcoming production of David Cromer’s landmark Our Town – currently available only to Huntington Subscribers – will be available. The one-day pre-sale tickets will be available in person only at the Box Office (Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre – 264 Huntington Ave.).
Called “wonderfully intimate and highly rewarding” by The New York Times, Cromer’s acclaimed, groundbreaking new staging of Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize winner will play December 7, 2012 – January 13, 2013 at the Huntington’s second home in the South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. In 1901 Grover's Corners, George and Emily fall in love, marry, and live out their lives as one New England town becomes a microcosm of everyday life. Cromer’s Off Broadway mounting was a smash hit, playing for more than 600 performances. This wonderfully intimate staging marks the Huntington's first production in the Roberts Studio Theatre at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA.
OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE (subject to change)
- 11am: Doors open to Subscribers, FlexPass holders, and Community Members
- Ongoing: Self-guided backstage tours
- 11:45am: Cutting of the 30th Birthday cake
- 12pm: Doors open to the general public
2012-2013 Season Talk with Managing Director Michael Maso
- 12:45pm: Shop Talk: Props
- 1pm: Audience-participatory reading of a Huntington Playwriting Fellow’s 10-minute play
- 1:45pm: Shop Talk: Costumes
- 2pm: Audience-participatory reading of a scene from Our Town
- 2:15pm: Shop Talk: Paints
- 2:30pm: Audience-participatory reading of a Huntington Playwriting Fellow’s 10-minute play
- 2:45pm: Raffle drawing
- 3pm: Open House ends
Patrons are invited to sign up to participate in play readings and hands-on shop talks when they arrive.
ABOUT THE HUNTINGTON THEATRE COMPANY
Since its founding in 1982, the Huntington Theatre Company has developed into Boston’s leading theatre company. Bringing together superb local and national talent, the Huntington produces a mix of groundbreaking new works and classics made current. Led by Artistic Director Peter DuBois and Managing Director Michael Maso, the Huntington creates award-winning productions, runs nationally renowned programs in education and new play development, and serves the local theatre community through its operation of the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. The Huntington is in residence at Boston University. For more information, visit huntingtontheatre.org.