TOUCHING AND UNIVERSAL! We appreciate the grace notes and shrewd insights of Alfaro's writing. The Huntington production represents a late-in-life breakthrough for the 72-year-old Cambridge resident.— The Boston Globe
PROFOUND AND VERY FUNNY! A perspective we've not seen before about love after 40 years — how you sustain a marriage, facing losing loved ones, and facing your own mortality." - WGBH's "Morning Edition" with Jared Bowen
BE TRANSPORTED by Before I Leave You. Alfaro makes the case that it's never too late to start anew." — BroadwayWorld.com

In a blink, Emily's Harvard Square world falls apart. Her husband Koji suddenly embraces his Asian roots. Her friend Jeremy's work on his novel gets interrupted by a health scare and his sister Trish moving in. Four longtime friends face too much past and too little future in this moving new comedy.

 

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  • A Scene from Before I Leave You

    Trish (Karen MacDonald), Koji (Glenn Kubota), Emily (Kippy Goldfarb), and Jeremy (Ross Bickell) meet for dinner at the Royal East restaurant in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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  • A Love Story For Grownups: Before I Leave You

    In BEFORE I LEAVE YOU, playwright Rosanna Yamagiwa Alfaro play tells a beautiful, seldom told middle-age love story with the freshness and smart sensibility of a young independent filmmaker. While the characters might be older, the humor and the heart of the story are for everyone.

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  • Behind the scenes of Before I Leave You at the Huntington

    Go behind the scenes of the world premiere of BEFORE I LEAVE YOU at the Huntington, with playwright and Huntington Playwriting Fellow Rosanna Yamagiwa Alfaro, director Jonathan Silverstein, and cast members Ross Bickell, Alexis Camins, Glenn Kubota, and Kippy Goldfarb.

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  • Peter DuBois on Before I Leave You

    Charles Haugland, Artistic Programs and Dramaturgy, speaks with Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois about the world premiere of Rosanna Yamagiwa Alfaro's Before I Leave You at the Huntington, and the importance of supporting local writers.

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TOUCHING AND UNIVERSAL! We appreciate the grace notes and shrewd insights of Alfaro's writing. The Huntington production represents a late-in-life breakthrough for the 72-year-old Cambridge resident.— The Boston Globe
PROFOUND AND VERY FUNNY! A perspective we've not seen before about love after 40 years — how you sustain a marriage, facing losing loved ones, and facing your own mortality." - WGBH's "Morning Edition" with Jared Bowen
BE TRANSPORTED by Before I Leave You. Alfaro makes the case that it's never too late to start anew." — BroadwayWorld.com
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  • HOT NEW PLAYWRIGHT TACKLES OLD SUBJECT

    Wicked Local, Oct. 22, 2011: "If you're wondering if your life has a second act — or a third, fourth or fifth act — then heed the lessons of Rosanna Yamagiwa Alfaro's late-in-life story. . . . "
  • BEFORE I LEAVE YOU: A PLAY FEATURING - AND FOR - THE "HARVARD SQUARE TYPE"

    Weekly Dig, October 12, 2011: "Much has been written about the inspiration for ideas and art. These stories communicate how the artist or thinker came to a realization. Often these stories are apocryphal, but they do explain where the artist was coming from. For Rosanna Yamagiwa Alfaro, the 72-year-old playwright of Huntington Theatre Company's upcoming Before I Leave You, it was taking a tumble in the kitchen. . . ."
  • THREE STAGES: ROSANNA YAMAGIWA ALFARO

    ArtSake, Oct. 12, 2011: "In Three Stages, we ask Massachusetts artists to shed light on their art-making process by focusing on three stages in one work of art. Here, Rosanna Yamagiwa Alfaro traces her new play Before I Leave You from its inspiration, to its challenges, to its culmination in this month's premiere at The Wimberly Theatre in the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, produced by the Huntington Theatre Company. . . ."

Artists

(in order of appearance)

  • Kippy GoldfarbEmily
  • Ross BickellJeremy
  • Glenn KubotaKoji
  • Karen MacDonaldTrish
  • Alexis CaminsPeter
  • Rosanna Yamagiwa AlfaroPlaywright
  • Jonathan SilversteinDirector
  • Allen MoyerScenic Designer
  • Michael KrassCostume Designer
  • David LanderLighting Designer
  • David RemediosOriginal Music/Sound Design
  • Carola Morrone LaCosteProduction Stage Manager
  • Ryan A. AndersonStage Manager

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