The Humanities Forum explores the context and significance of the play with a leading expert. Past forums have featured historians Doris Kearns Goodwin (Team of Rivals) and Beverly Morgan-Welch (Museum of African-American History), playwrights Paula Vogel and Lydia R. Diamond, Boston Globe columnists, and accomplished scholars. The Humanities Forum is presented following select Sunday matinee performances. Admission to the event is free with the purchase of a ticket to any performance of Come Back, Little Sheba.
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.
"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