Plays & Events

Join us on the Avenue of the Arts for Anton Chekhov's emotionally rich classic brought to life by Maria Aitken (The Cocktail Hour and Private Lives) and Kate Burton (The Cherry Orchard)...

...and in the South End for a moving new drama about a newscaster striving for connections; a stirring new play about the tension between loyalty to country or family by Melinda Lopez (Sonia Flew); and a sharp new play that explores the inescapable nature of racism and other tricky topics by Lydia R. Diamond (Stick Fly).

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Join us for our 2014-2015 Season!

The Huntington's 33rd season includes a Tony Award-winning Broadway comedy, a thrilling new play set in Boston, a new play by a celebrated local writer that riffs on a beloved classic, a revival of a scathing, provocative comedy, a classic American drama, and a topical new play directed by Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois, plus the return of visionary director David Cromer (Our Town).


  • Becoming Cuba

    In 1890s Cuba, widowed Adela runs a pharmacy, indifferent to the mounting conflict around her. But when the rebellion comes home to Havana, she must choose between loyalty to country or to family. 


  • Smart People

    Four Harvard intellectuals navigate the complexities of race, ambition, friendship, and the human brain in this controversial and fiercely funny new play by Huntington Playwriting Fellow Lydia R. Diamond and directed by Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois.


  • The Jungle Book

    From the imagination of Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman (Candide) comes a captivating new musical adaptation of a timeless favorite based on Rudyard Kipling's time-honored tales and featuring music from the classic Disney film. 


  • A Conversation with The Jungle Book's Richard Sherman

    An exclusive performance from the man himself! Joined by Boston Globe Arts Editor Rebecca Ostriker, Jungle Book songwriter Richard Sherman will recount his early days as a songwriter, the influence of his father, his lifelong collaboration with his brother (Robert B. Sherman), working with Walt Disney, and, of course, the stories behind many of the musical masterpieces we know and love today.


  • The Power of Duff

    When burnt-out local TV newscaster Charlie Duff suddenly begins offering a prayer at the end of his nightly broadcasts, he becomes a popular and controversial figure to an expanding audience.  


  • The Last Five Years

    Funny, honest and intimate, with an exuberantly romantic score, The Last Five Years takes a bold look at one young couple's hope that love endures the test of time. 


  • The Cocktail Hour

    When John interrupts his parents' pre-dinner cocktail to announce that he has written a play about them, the revelations and recriminations start to flow just as easily as the martinis in this heartfelt comedy about the ties that bind.


  • Venus In Fur

    Vanda has her eyes on the lead role in an adaptation of the classic erotic novel Venus in Fur, but her charged audition for the director becomes an electrifying game of cat and mouse that blurs the lines between fantasy & reality, seduction & power, and love & sex.


  • The Seagull

    Renowned Chekhov interpreter Kate Burton and director Maria Aitken return to the Huntington to capture the humor and pathos in Chekhov's masterpiece about love, missed connections, and what it means to be an artist.


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