Actors Forum

Meet the cast of Ether Dome and ask them your questions at the Actors Forum, following the Wednesday performance.

 

About Ether Dome

A new treatment promising to end pain pits a doctor and his student in an epic battle between altruism and ambition. Based on the true story of the discovery of ether as an anesthetic in 1846 and set in Boston's own Massachusetts General Hospital, this fascinating new play explores the ecstasy of pain, the sweetness of relief, and the hysteria that erupts when healthcare becomes big business.

Produced in association with La Jolla Playhouse and Hartford Stage.

Purchase pre-paid valet parking at the Calderwood
Pavilion at the BCA — buy early and save

 

"Elizabeth Egloff's thrilling new exploration of a revolution in modern medicine unfolds in our own back yard, and our collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital will illuminate a lesser-known chapter of our city's rich history. As our nation grapples with a healthcare overhaul, now is the perfect time for gifted director Michael Wilson to connect the ramifications of this fascinating event to the world we live in."— Peter DuBois
"I an excited to return to the Huntington with Elizabeth Egloff's exhilarating play about America's greatest medical discovery — anesthesia — and the lives destroyed in the wake of creating a new world without pain. Liz is a fiercely intelligent and deeply human writer who has woven a captivating narrative from true events. Ether Dome holds an unflinching mirror up to our ambitious American character and the ways in which class, greed, and prejudice form a twisted path to innovation."— Michael Wilson

Funded in part by The Ensemble Studio Theatre /
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Science & Technology Project
 

Prices & Seating

A Huntington subscription guarantees you a great night out with your spouse, partner, or friends. Only subscribers receive the best seats at the best prices; free and easy ticket exchanges, missed performance insurance, split payment options, exclusive access and priority seating to David Cromer's production of Come Back, Little Sheba, and more!

7-Play Package Price (Best Value!)
Includes 4 plays at the BU Theatre & 3 plays at the Wimberly Theatre


Section
DAY / TIME AA ABCD
PEAK (Fri & Sat evening, Sun matinee) $595 $546 $399 $252 $140*
OFF PEAK
(Sun - Thu evening, Sat matinee)
$525 $476 $301 $214* $140*
PREVIEW (Fri, Sat, Sun, & Tue) 
& WED MATINEE
$441 $371 $259 $168* $140*

 

4-Play Package Price
Includes any 4 plays at the BU Theatre and the Wimberly Theatre


Section
DAY / TIME AA ABCD
PEAK (Fri & Sat evening, Sun matinee) $374 $322 $266 $196 $99*
OFF PEAK
(Sun - Thu evening, Sat matinee)
$334 $282 $201 $160* $99*
PREVIEW (Fri, Sat, Sun, & Tue) 
& WED MATINEE
$294 $234 $194 $144* $99*

 

Subscription Discounts
*BU, Corporate, and Senior discounts may not be applied to select subscriptions

AFFILIATION-BASED DISCOUNTS apply to ALL regularly-priced subscriptions you buy. We must receive a photocopied ID to process your order.

  • BU Faculty/Staff/Alumni: take $10 off each play ($70 off 7-play package).
  • Corporate: take $10 off each play ($70 off 7-play package). Employees of the following are eligible:
    • Bank of America
    • Cambridge Savings Bank
    • Cambridge Trust Company
    • TJX
    • Tufts Health Plan
  • U.S. MILITARY / VETERANS$15 tickets are available to all performances using the promo code MILITARY. Valid ID required. Learn more.

AGE-BASED DISCOUNTS apply only to those individuals who qualify. We must receive a photocopied ID for EACH qualified subscription to process your order.

  • Senior (65+): take $5 off each play ($35 off 7-play package).
  • 35 Below (35 & under): subscribe for just $25 per play — 7 plays for just $175. Not available in AA section at the BU Theatre.
  • Student (25 & under): subscribe for just $15 per play — 7 plays for just $105. Not available in AA section at the BU Theatre.
Seatmap

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South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA: 527 Tremont Street, Boston MA 02116
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