All Times

by Eleanor Burgess • Directed by Moritz von Stueplnagel

An intergenerational drama of lyricism and wit. When Annabel Foley refuses treatment after a stroke, her estranged daughter Helen bribes the beloved granddaughter Madison - a semi-employed musician from Brooklyn – to take on the role of caregiver. But as Annabel inches towards recovery, Madison confronts Helen’s indomitable will and her own millennial ambivalence. Haunted by plaintive sea shanties, playwright Eleanor Burgess’ new play All Times examines three generations of New England women.

Featuring Emma Galvin*, Liz Morgan*, Dee Nelson*, Anne Scurria*, Jonathan Hogan*, Rajesh Bose*, and Celeste Oliver*.

Eleanor Burgess' play Mocha was produced this January at the Last Act Theatre Company as part of Austin's FronteraFest. She has also worked with the Vineyard Theatre, New Georges, Broad Horizons, Reverie Productions, and the One Minute Play Festival. She has been a Huntington Playwriting Fellow and a member of the writers' group at the Arcola Theatre in London. She is currently pursuing an MFA in dramatic writing at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.

(As of June 2014)

Breaking Ground is the Huntington Theatre Company's reading series, a vital part of our new play development program. This series brings attention to the work of local playwrights and presents national writers into 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.


  • Eleanor Burgess Playwright Eleanor Burgess
  • Moritz von Stuelpnagel Director Moritz von Stuelpnagel
  • Dee Nelson Helen Jackson Dee Nelson
  • Emma GalvinMadison Ames
  • Liz MorganYveline
  • Anne ScurriaAnnabel Jackson
  • Jonathan HoganDavid Jackson
  • Rajesh BoseRaghavan
  • Celeste OlivaMrs. Chow
  • Melissa JesserReader

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