"Sharp dialogue! First rate performances!" — Joyce Kulhawik, Joyce's Choices
"Absorbing and provocative. A. Rey Pamatmat finds an intriguing new angle from which to dramatize a timely issue." The Boston Globe
"Riveting examination of guilt and forgiveness. A full engrossing performance.— WBUR
"Provocative, engrossing, and powerful!— On Boston Stages
"Riveting! Pamatmat's writing is both compelling and beautiful.— South Shore Critic

What makes ordinary people do terrible things? Daniel – a young, gay aspiring writer – seeks a fresh start and a new job at the local bookstore he loved as a child.  When he meets Linda, the Filipina bookstore owner, they discover a connection that goes deeper than a love of literature. Artistic Director Peter DuBois directs the New England premiere of A. Rey Pamatmat’s gripping and intimate new play about forgiveness and second chances.

Approximate run time: 1 hour and 45 minutes with no intermission


"I fell in love with this play when I read it for both the sensitivity of Rey Pamatmat's voice and the way he engages in a major social conversation with great warmth, sharp humor, and an incisive point of view. The story makes my heart race, and I think our audiences will love it."— Peter DuBois
"Past Huntington seasons have brought to life such emotional, intelligent, and even dangerous plays, and I am thrilled to have after all the terrible things I do in such skilled hands."— A. Rey Pamatmat



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"ABSORBING AND PROVOCATIVE! A. Rey Pamatmat finds an intriguing new angle from which to dramatize a timely issue." — The Boston Globe
"SHARP DIALOGUE! FIRST RATE PERFORMANCES!" — Joyce Kulhawik, Joyce's Choices
"RIVETING! Pamatmat's writing is both compelling and beautiful.— South Shore Critic
"A PSYCHOLOGICALLY INTRIGUING PLAY! FASCINATING AND ENGAGING PERFORMANCES! A. Rey Pamatmat is an intelligent, skillful playwright.— TAB/Wicked Local
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Audience Buzz

"Beautiful play. Thank you." — Michelle A. on Facebook
"...I have to say that your production may have just set the bar a bit higher for me...*Major* kudos to everyone involved for handling such a difficult play (difficult for the actors and difficult subject matter to say the least!) with such grace and dignity. I was so moved by your production that I am now going to bring my dad (a retired high school theater director!) to your production when he visits Boston next weekend. I can't wait for him to see it, too. Thank you again for such a beautiful and moving play! Everyone should see it." — Chris C. on Facebook
"@huntington Calderwood Theater for "After All The Terrible Things I Do." Very powerful, terrific acting.... See it." — @BillWalczak



    From Joyce's Choices, June 6, 2015: "AFTER ALL THE TERRIBLE THINGS I DO – with whom does that not resonate? Who among us hasn’t searched for forgiveness, or at least understanding after all or even one terrible thing we’ve done? The new play by A. Rey Pamatmat and directed by Peter DuBois grips us there in that uneasy place at a sleek 95 minutes and puts two characters on a collision course with the truth, literally and figuratively, as they meet in a midwestern “everytown” bookstore and the crossroads of some timely societal issues."
  • A layered ‘terrible things’ at the Huntington

    From The Boston Globe, June 5, 2015: "Chances are the planet is full of people who wish they could rewrite an episode from their past or secure forgiveness from someone they’ve wronged along the way.... But that can be a tricky business, as a bookstore proprietor and her new employee discover in 'after all the terrible things I do,' a trenchant, multilayered drama by A. Rey Pamatmat, directed by Peter DuBois with an eye and ear for the play’s nuances."
  • Riveting Examination Of Guilt And Forgiveness In ‘Terrible Things’ At The Huntington

    From WBUR The Artery, June 5, 2015: "BOSTON - A. Rey Pamatmat, recently minted as an emerging playwright of consequence, packs a lot into 'after all the terrible things I do,' the two-hander now making its New England premiere in a production at Huntington Stage Company. There’s stuff in there about the relationship between art and life, the psychology of a bully and ways that two seemingly disparate people can find common ground, even if in heartbreaking fashion."
  • Devil's Advocate

    From The Dig, May 20, 2015: "'It’s challenging. It’s really strange,' says film and television actor Zachary Booth, over the phone on break from rehearsal at the Huntington. For him, being part of a stage play is both a welcome respite from filming, and a lot of work."
  • Zachary Booth Opens Up About 'All the Terrible Things'

    From Edge Media Network, May 22, 2015: "Booth plays Daniel, an openly gay man whose struggle to accept himself may not yet be fully resolved. He's also a budding novelist, so when he needs a job the prospect of working in a bookstore appeals. The shop's owner is Linda (Chilip), a Filipino-American. The play centers around Daniel's meeting with Linda as a prospective employee -- an encounter that quickly becomes more involved than the usual job interview."
  • Huntington Closes Season with Drama about Bullying

    From BU Today, May 27, 2015: "Pamatmat asks his audience some tough questions: are there any truly unforgivable acts, and how does a person who does something terrible go on with life? The playwright says he was inspired to examine bullying by the It Gets Better campaign, intended to support people who have been targets of homophobia. Then he realized that we need to also pay attention to those perpetrating violence."
  • DOUBLE PLAY: Two dramas from emerging playwright A. Rey Pamatmat are getting a run in Boston

    From MetroWest Daily News, May 26, 2015: "On the telephone from Boston last week, playwright A. Rey Pamatmat was tired but still eager to talk about the not one, but two shows – the Huntington Theatre Company production of “after all the terrible things I do” and Company One’s mounting of “Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them” – he’ll soon have running simultaneously at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts."
  • The Huntington and Company One Bring Pamatmat to Boston

    From WBUR The Artery, May 26, 2015: "'I guess all I can say that covers everything I write is that I take a lot of time to build complete worlds that are as fun as they are frightening, and that can be as joyful as they are heart-breaking. Please just settle in, open yourself up to those worlds, and find a place for yourself in them.' So says A. Rey Pamatmat..."
  • A double feature from playwright Pamatmat

    From The Boston Globe, May 21, 2015: "Six days a week, playwright A. Rey Pamatmat rises before the sun to attend a Mysore-style Ashtanga yoga class that lasts for more than two hours. He wants it to be clear that this is “real” yoga, not “fancy aerobics” bookmarked with three deep oms."


  • Zachary BoothDaniel
  • Tina ChilipLinda
  • A. Rey PamatmatPlaywright
  • Peter DuBoisDirector
  • Clint RamosScenic & Costume Design
  • Lap Chi ChuLighting Design
  • M.L. DoggSound Design
  • Alaine AlldafferCasting
  • Emily F. McMullenProduction Stage Manager
  • Kevin SchlagleProduction Stage Manager

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