"David Cromer grabs Inge's portrait of marriage by the scruff of its neck and leaves a riveting, must-see production."— Chicago Tribune
When Doc and Lola Delaney rent a room in their cluttered Midwestern home to Marie, a vivacious college student, her youthful energy stirs up forgotten dreams and missed opportunities. Visionary director David Cromer, the creative force behind the Huntington's acclaimed production of Our Town, returns to the Roberts Studio Theatre for this intimate and heartrending portrait of a marriage.
"David Cromer's magnificent production of Our Town transported us into a familiar work with shockingly poignant intimacy, and I know that is what he'll bring to this new production."— Peter DuBois
"I'm excited to share this play with my friends at the Huntington. Time only moves forward; which is an inevitable tragedy because it carries us away from our youth, our joys, and people we loved. But it's also a mercy because it promises some future redemption for our mistakes. Hope is a hard-won thing. Inge explores these huge ideas so delicately in Come Back, Little Sheba."— David Cromer
Artistic Director Peter DuBois discusses the return of visionary director David Cromer (Our Town) to the Huntington, and his intimate re-imagining of Inge's classic play.
William Inge's plays include plays include Farther Off from Heaven, Come Back, Little Sheba (which earned him the title of "most promising playwright of the 1950 Broadway season"), the Pulitzer Prize-winning Picnic, Bus Stop (which he would later adapt into a popular film starring Marilyn Monroe), The Dark at the Top of the Stairs, A Loss of Roses, Natural Affection, Where's Daddy, and The Last Pad.
David Cromer's Broadway credits include The House of Blue Leaves and Brighton Beach Memoirs. His New York credits include Tribes, Our Town, and Orson’s Shadow (Barrow Street Theatre), Adding Machine (Minetta Lane), Really Really (MCC), and When the Rain Stops Falling, and Nikolai and the Others (Lincoln Center Theater).
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