Home of the Brave

by Lila Rose Kaplan • Directed by Sean Daniels

As she begins her Presidential campaign, Evelyn is depending on her family to come across as wholesome. But when her campaign manager visits at Christmas, her family can’t quite fit into the all-American mold. Inspired by Moliere’s Tartuffe, Lila Rose Kaplan’s new comedy reveals what happens when the slick lies of politics collide with the messy truth of family.

Featuring Erin Brehm, John Gregorio*, Nick Sulfaro*, Paula Plum*, Joel Van Liew*, and Jessica Worthan-Newman*.

Lila Rose Kaplan is a 2012-2014 Huntington Playwriting Fellow who creates bittersweet comedies and modern myths that delve into the mysteries of human relationships. Her play Wildflower debuted Off-Broadway at Second Stage Uptown.  Her other plays include 123We All Fall Down100 PlanesHome of the Brave, and Bureau of Missing Persons. Her work has been produced and developed by the A.R.T., Arena Stage, La Jolla Playhouse, The Old Vic, Perishable Theatre, The Kennedy Center, Chalk Rep, Ensemble Studio Theatre, and Center Theatre Group. Awards include The National Science Award in Playwriting, The International Women’s Playwriting Award, and The Shank Playwriting Fellowship. Ms. Kaplan also is curretnly a Playwrights Realm Writing Fellow. She is a graduate of Brown University and received her MFA from UC San Diego.

Breaking Ground is the Huntington Theatre Company's festival of new work, a vital part of our new play development program. The festival highlights the work of local playwrights and presents national writers in partnership with the Huntington. Over the last seven years, Breaking Ground plays have gone on to appear at the Huntington as well as theatres in Boston, across the country, and internationally. Unless otherwise noted, admission to all Breaking Ground readings is FREE and open to the public.


  • Lila Rose Kaplan Playwright Lila Rose Kaplan
  • Sean Daniels Director Sean Daniels
  • Paula Plum Dora Paula Plum
  • Jessica Worthan-NewmanEvelyn Spence
  • Joel Van LiewOwen Spence
  • Erin BrehmMarianne Spence
  • Nick SulfaroVal
  • John GregorioAdrian
  • Katie ElinoffReader
  • Bethany FordStage Manager

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