Meet Demeter, an exquisite statue of the Greek goddess, as she's being sculpted during the Italian Renaissance. Those who admire her see only stone and fortitude, but she has very real thoughts and desires. Fast-forward 500 years as Demeter finds herself in a present-day American city park, where she becomes a powerful symbol, an illicit landmark, a target. Witness to hilarious and horrible human foibles, she's desperate for someone, anyone to hear her thoughts. This world premiere introduces Huntington audiences to the irreverent and eccentric wit of Noah Haidle, a truly original voice in American theatre.
Provocative playwright Noah Haidle takes you behind the scenes of his outrageous new comedy Persephone, premiering at Boston's Huntington Theatre Company.
Melinda Lopez is a playwright and actress. Her plays include Orchids to Octopi (Central Square Theatre), Caroline in Jersey (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Alexandros (Laguna Playhouse), and Sonia Flew, which won the Elliot Norton Award for Best New Play, and the Independent Reviewers of New England award for Best Play and Best Production
Seth Fisher appeared at the Huntington in Persephone and Les Liaisons Dangereuses. His Broadway credits include Tom Stoppard’s Rock ‘n’ Roll and Julius Caesar with Denzel Washington.
Jeremiah Kissel previously appeared at the Huntington in A Month in the Country, The Sisters Rosensweig, and Sonia Flew, among several others.
Nicholas Martin (June 10, 1938 — April 30, 2014) served as artistic director of the Huntington from 2000 through 2008, where he directed Bus Stop, The Corn Is Green, She Loves Me, Present Laughter, Persephone, The Cherry Orchard, Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Sisters Rosensweig (IRNE Award, Best Director), Laughing Wild, The Rivals (IRNE Award, Best Director), Sonia Flew (IRNE Awards, Best Play and Best Director), and more. His Broadway credits include Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Present Laughter, Butley, Match, Hedda Gabler, and The Rehearsal.
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