"SPLENDID! A DIAMOND-SHARP production by Maria Aitken." - The Boston Globe
"SIZZLING CHEMISTRY! Bianca Amato and James Waterston are just about perfect." - The Boston Globe
"HILARIOUS, FANTASTIC, AND DELICIOUS! Lush and beautiful!" - Jared Bowen, WGBH
"NOT TO BE MISSED! A SUPERB production brilliantly directed by Maria Aitken that literally sparkles."  -

Divorcés Amanda and Elyot meet again by accident on their second honeymoons with brand-new spouses in tow. Fireworks fly as they discover how quickly romance — and rivalry — can be rekindled in Noël Coward's stylish, savvy comedy about the people we can't live with . . . or without.


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Press Reviews

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"Splendid! A DIAMOND-SHARP production by Maria Aitken." - The Boston Globe

"SIZZLING CHEMISTRY! Bianca Amato and James Waterston are just about perfect." - The Boston Globe

"HILARIOUS, FANTASTIC, AND DELICIOUS! Lush and beautiful. Noël Coward brilliantly plumbs the depths of marriage, and you appreciate him all the more with this production." - Jared Bowen, WGBH

"NOT TO BE MISSED! A SUPERB PRODUCTION brilliantly directed by Maria Aitken that literally sparkles. Bianca Amato's star shines. Just to see her is worht the price of admission." -

"You will laugh from the moment the curtain opens!" -

"The Huntington has ANOTHER HIT! Bianca Amato gives one of the performances of the year." - The Hub Review

"A joyfilled romp of a good time!"-

"YOU WILL LAUGH at some of the funniest dialogue of the 20th century." -

"★ ★ ★ ★ ★ out of 5! Brilliant dialogue and terrific performances make this classic comedy shine." -

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Audience Buzz

"Can't recommend this highly enough! Wonderful, witty and funny dialogue, beautiful scenery, and glamourous costumes!" - Marcia Smith on Facebook

"Private Lives was brilliant fun! Congratulations on an outstanding production that closes a very successful 30th birthday season!" - Linda M. Sutherland on Facebook

"Such a fun play with such a subperb cast and production! Must see." - Leslie Nelken on Facebook

"Beautiful visually. [James] Waterston quite a good physical comic, and in case one hasn't already acknowledged the debt Edward Albe owes to Sir Noël, this one should clarify." - Cass von Braun on Facebook

"Loved it! Really nice work, not to mention the scenic design was gorgeous." - @ryanwenke

"Laughed all the way through #PrivateLives @huntington on Friday night. Definitely go, to, go!!!" - @chriscsantos

"Bruta la producción de #ThePrivateLives de @huntington; beautiful theatrical work tonight. You have a new fan from México." @robmosqueda

"Wonderful play. Excellently acted. Superb sets. Beautiful theater. Bonus informative after-play discussion (nice surprise)." - Goldstar Member

"Pithy and fun. Always good to have an evening filled with laughter. Noël Coward can come into my life any time and the actors did a great job camping it up." - Barbara on Goldstar

"Haven't laughed so hard in years. Suberb acting." - Jerry Cohn on Goldstar

"Excellent performance of a very enjoyable play. One of the best we have seen anywhere including London & New York. Sets were excellent." - Goldstar Member



  • Bianca AmatoAmanda
  • Autumn HurlbertSibyl
  • Paula PlumLouise
  • James WaterstonElyot
  • Jeremy WebbVictor
  • Noël CowardPlaywright
  • Maria AitkenDirector
  • Allen MoyerScenic Design
  • Philip S. RosenbergLighting Design
  • Rob Milburn & Michael BodeenSound Design
  • Daniel PelzigMovement
  • Stephen GabisDialect Coach
  • Leslie SearsProduction Stage Manager
  • Kevin Robert FitzpatrickStage Manager

Prices & Seating

Performance Day AA A B C D
PEAK: Friday & Saturday evening;
Sunday matinee
$99 $85 $70 $55 $25
OFF PEAK: Sunday - Thursday evening;
Saturday matinee
$87 $75 $55 $43 $25
FIRST LOOK: First Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Tuesday evening; Wednesday matinee $76 $63 $48 $38 $25

Prices may vary and are subject to change at any time.

View Seating Chart  |  Get Directions

Sunday - Thursday evening;
Wednesday & Saturday matinee
$85 $75 $55

Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre: 264 Huntington Avenue, Boston MA 02115
South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA: 527 Tremont Street, Boston MA 02116
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