"Gorgeous! A real pleasure! A wonderful story. Heartwarming and deeply satisfying on a cold winter night. Kate Burton is charming, intelligent, and spirited as Miss Moffat and Morgan Ritchie burns with a quiet intense power. Will LeBow contributes an amusing portrayal of the Squire and Kristine Nielsen is a hoot." — The Boston Globe
Idealistic and hardnosed schoolteacher Miss Moffat (played by Kate Burton) creates the first school in a Welsh coal-mining town, and helps an illiterate teenager (play by Ms. Burton's son, Morgan Ritchie) transform from bully to brilliant student. Nicholas Martin returns to direct this heartwarming classic with his quintessential warmth and humor.
Nicholas Martin returns to the Huntington to direct Kate Burton in Emlyn Williams' heartwarming classic about an inspirational teacher and the power of human connection.
Danny Bryck is an actor, writer and theatre artist hailing from Amherst, Massachusetts. Since graduating summa cum laude from Boston University’s School of Theatre and studying at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, Danny has been living and working in the Boston area.
Kate Burton has Huntington credits that include The Corn is Green, The Cherry Orchard, and Hedda Gabler, all directed by Nicholas Martin, and The Seagull and Aristocrats.
Jared Craig has appeared at the Huntington in 36 Views and as an understudy in Streamers and The Cherry Orchard.
Mary Faber appeared on Broadway as Kate Monster in Avenue Q. Her additional New York credits include Hilary Faye in Saved! and Clea in Floyd and Clea Under the Western Sky (Playwrights Horizons), Junie B. Jones (Lucille Lortel Theatre), and The Tutor (The York Theatre Company).
Stephen Gabis worked previously at the Huntington on Educating Rita, The Corn is Green, Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps, and Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Toward the Somme.
Will LeBow returns to the Huntington having previously appeared in Bus Stop, How Shakespeare Won the West, The Cherry Orchard, Love's Labour's Lost, The Rivals (IRNE Award, Best Supporting Actor), and the world premiere of Sonia Flew. At American Repertory Theater Mr. LeBow appeared in more than 50 productions including The Merchant of Venice, Romance, Endgame, No Exit, The Birthday Party, Nocturne (Drama Desk Award nomination), and Full Circle (Elliot Norton Award).
Dan Lovley has worked with the Huntington in The Cherry Orchard and Brendan (u/s for the title role).
Patrick James Lynch’s Huntington credits include The Cherry Orchard, Rabbit Hole (u/s Jason), The Rivals, and the 2005 Breaking Ground Festival reading of The Hopper Collection.
Kathy McCafferty worked at the Huntington as an understudy in To Kill a Mockingbird.
Roderick McLachlan has appeared at the Huntington in The Rivals, Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme, and Dead End.
Michael Moran’s Boston University credits include Goldberg in The Birthday Party, First Voice in Under Milk Wood, and Baeker in The Weavers, as well as B.U. original productions of Pope Joan and Sow and Weep.
Kristine Nielsen’s Broadway credits include To Be or Not To Be (Manhattan Theatre Club), Les Liaisons Dangereuses and A Streetcar Named Desire (Roundabout Theatre Company), Spring Awakening, The Greenbird, Jackie: An American Life, and The Iceman Cometh.
Morgan Ritchie previously appeared in The Seagull and The Corn is Green at the Huntington. His regional credits include appearances at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in The Corn is Green, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Big Money, Street Scene, The Rivals, and Cold Hard Cash. Mr. Ritchie was a member of the apprentice, fellowship, and non- equity companies at the Williamstown Theatre Festival and graduated with honors from Brown University in 2010.
Bobbie Steinbach’s Huntington credits include The Rose Tattoo and Dead End, both directed by Nicholas Martin. As a founding member of Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Ms. Steinbach has appeared in Richard III, All’s Well That Ends Well, Julius Caesar, The Winter’s Tale, Twelfth Night, and Macbeth.
Brian Vaughan has appeared in Beauty and the Beast, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and The Wiz (Whitney Players Theater Company) as well as Scenes and Revelations and Until It's Gone (Boston University).
Emlyn Williams (1905-1987) was an acclaimed writer, director, and actor – and often all three at once, as he was for the original production of The Corn is Green in 1938.
Nicholas Martin 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.
James Noone previously designed The Corn is Green, She Loves Me, Rabbit Hole, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Burn This, The Rose Tattoo, Ain't Misbehavin', Springtime for Henry, Fully Committed, and Dead End for the Huntington.
Robert Morgan has designed costumes for the Huntington since 1986, and some of his credits include The Seagull, The Corn is Green, Third, She Loves Me, The Cherry Orchard, The Sisters Rosensweig, Heartbreak House, Don Juan, and Saint Joan. His Broadway credits include The Full Monty, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, 101 Dalmatians, Imaginary Friends, Sherlock’s Last Case, and The Loves of Anatol.
Frances Aronson designed Sonia Flew, Bad Dates, Fully Committed, Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme, and Amphitryon for the Huntington.
Drew Levy has Huntington credits that include The Seagull, Pirates!, The Corn is Green, She Loves Me, Present Laughter, The Cherry Orchard, Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Sisters Rosensweig, Burn This, and the world premiere of Sonia Flew. His work on Broadway includes Chaplin, The Importance of Being Earnest, and Present Laughter. He holds an MFA from Boston University.
Alaine Alldaffer is also the casting director for Playwrights Horizons, where her credits include Grey Gardens (also for Broadway), Clybourne Park (also for Broadway), and Circle Mirror Transformation (Drama Desk and Obie Awards for Best Ensemble and an Artios Award for casting).
Erick Herrscher’s directing credits include Trouble Tales (for boys and girls), Drunk Enough To Say I Love You?, The Revolt of Little Ola, Orestes, and The Talking Dog (Williamstown Theatre Festival); ...
Brandon Kahn’s Broadway credits include South Pacific and Losing Louie. He has worked Off Broadway on Farragut North, The Fantasticks, John Lithgow: Stories by Heart, ...
Leslie Sears has worked on the Huntington premieres of Sons of the Prophet, Vengeance is the Lord’s, A Civil War Christmas, The Miracle at Naples, and How Shakespeare Won the West, as well as Invisible Man, Private Lives, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Ruined, Bus Stop, Prelude to a Kiss, All My Sons, Fences, The Corn is Green, and The Rivals. Ms. Sears is a graduate of Boston University where she teaches stage management.
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