Vengeance is unflinching and rewarding! An intriguing, morally complex, and utterly absorbing drama under the skilled direction of Peter DuBois.The Boston Globe

When crime is the family business, you always bring work home.

The Horvath family forgives their trespassers — all but one. A mother's call for mercy clashes with a father's need for retribution when their daughter's murderer comes up for parole. Sharp jokes, tough love, and foul-mouthed conversations drive this searing and darkly funny new drama, which unfolds at holiday dinners from Thanksgiving to Easter. A modern American family asks a classic moral question: what can we do when "justice" is not enough?

Video

  • What Audiences Are Saying About Vengeance Is The Lord's

    Hear what audiences have to say about the world premiere of Vengeance Is The Lord's at the Huntington.

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    Video shot, edited, and produced by Thom Dunn

  • Vengeance Is The Lord's Scene 1

    The Horvath family talks business as they prepare for Thanksgiving dinner. Featuring Larry Pine (Mathew Horvath), Lee Tergesen (Woodrow Horvath), Karl Baker Olson (Donald Horvath), Katie Kreisler (Roanne Horvath), and Roberta Wallach (Margaret Horvath). Contains mature language and themes.

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  • Vengeance Is The Lord's Scene 2

    Margaret Horvath (played by Roberta Wallach) discusses the upcoming parole hearing with her ex-husband Mathew (Larry Pine) and their son Woodrow (Lee Tergesen). Contains mature language and themes.

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  • Vengeance Is The Lord's Scene 3

    The Horvath family prepares for the Christmas holiday, and anxiously awaits Margaret's return. Featuring Larry Pine (Mathew Horvath), Lee Tergesen (Woodrow Horvath), and Katie Kreisler (Roanne Horvath). Contains mature themes and language.

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  • Behind the scenes of Vengeance Is The Lord's at the Huntington

    When crime is the family business, you always bring work home. Come behind the scenes of the world premiere of Vengeance is the Lord's at the Huntington with playwright Bob Glaudini, director Peter DuBois, and actors Lee Tergesen, Roberta Wallach, and Larry Pine.

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    Video shot, edited, and produced by Thom Dunn

  • Vengeance is the Lord's Production Photos

    Photo credit: T. Charles Erickson

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Articles

  • Working Man/Working Artist

    Bob Glaudini has started more theatre companies than you can count on one hand. He’s been a producer, an actor, a writer, a terrazzo grinder, a truck driver, and many, many, other things over the course of his working life.

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  • Crime and the American Family

    The family is an enduring American symbol, both personal and political. In most definitions of family, we deny the illegal or subversive, a belief that is central to many of our culture’s stories.

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  • Vengeance is the Lord’s: Bob Glaudini's Version of the American Family in Drama

    If you were to go to the American drama section of the library, close your eyes, and choose a play at random, chances are that it will be a play about a family. The family romance is the meat and potatoes of our theatre, familiar yet always satisfying. This is a character trait of American drama going back to the 18th century.

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  • Designing Vengeance is the Lord's

    Over his prolific career, Tony Award winner Eugene Lee has worked on Broadway, Off Broadway, and regionally, bringing his dynamic scenic designs all around the country. He designed sets for Mauritius and The Cry of the Reed at the Huntington, for the Broadway production of Wicked and the original production of Sweeney Todd, and is a production designer for “Saturday Night Live.”

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Press Reviews

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    "Vengeance is unflinching and rewarding! An intriguing, morally complex, and utterly absorbing drama under the skilled direction of Peter DuBois." — The Boston Globe
    "Few playwrights are better at conveying the day-to-day rhythms of the lives of deeply flawed characters. And it couldn't feel more authentic." — New York Post
    "Bob Glaudini has an incredible ear for dialogue and a good sense of how modern people interact with one another." — East Bay Express
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Features

  • When Playwright and Director Mesh

    From The Boston Globe, Dec. 4, 2010: "Family dramas seem to be a pitch in the Huntington's wheelhouse, at least lately. And while a fresh pair of eyes can do wonders for a project, sometimes there's no substitute for the experience of a director who has demonstrated a clear affinity for a particular playwright . . ."

Artists

  • Larry PineMathew Horvath
  • Roberta WallachMargaret Horvath
  • Lee TergesenWoodrow Horvath
  • Katie KreislerRoanne Horvath
  • Karl Baker OlsonDonald Horvath
  • Johnny Lee DavenportParcel Manning
  • Trevor LongMilo
  • Bob GlaudiniPlaywright
  • Peter DuBoisDirector
  • Eugene LeeScenic Designer
  • Mimi O’DonnellCostume Designer
  • Japhy WeidemanLighting Designer
  • Ben EmersonSound Designer
  • David Van TieghemComposer
  • Carola Morrone LaCosteProduction Stage Manager
  • Leslie SearsStage Manager

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