Come Back, Little Sheba Humanities Forum & Boston Globe Insiders Night
South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA
Boston Globe Magazine columnist Robin Abrahams (aka “Miss Conduct”) will lead a post-show talkback about psychology and theatre with Huntington dramaturg Charles Haugland following the 2pm performance. Humanities Forums are presented in conjunction with all Huntington productions. A Boston Globe Insiders event – tickets to the 4/19 performance are $45 for Boston Globe subscribers who use the discount code.
Robin Abrahams writes the popular “Miss Conduct” social advice column for the Boston Globe Magazine, and is the author of the book Miss Conduct’s Mind Over Manners, a guide to social life in 21st century America. She works as a researcher at Harvard Business School and has co-authored articles in the Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, and the Wall Street Journal. A Cambridge resident with a PhD in research psychology from Boston University, her previous jobs include theater publicist, organizational-change communications manager, editor, stand-up comedian, and professor of psychology and writing. Ms. Abrahams is married to Marc Abrahams, publisher of the Annals of Improbable Research and creator of the Ig Nobel Prizes, which are awarded annually for achievements that first make people laugh and then make them think. robinabrahams.com.
About Come Back, Little Sheba
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.
Approximate run time: 2 hours, 5 minutes with one 10-minute intermission
"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