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 is a Huntington Playwriting Fellow and the author of Chill, The Niceties, Start Down, and These Dying Generations. Her work has been produced or developed at Manhattan Theatre Club, The New Group, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Alliance Theatre, Contemporary American Theater Festival, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Portland Stage Company, Centenary Stage Company, The Lark, Kennedy Center/National New Play Network, MFA Playwrights’ Workshop, Ryder Farm, and Luna Stage. Ms. Burgess is a current 2050 Fellow at New York Theatre Workshop. She has been the recipient of the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Award, an Ensemble Studio Theatre/Sloan commission, and a Keen Teens Commission. She grew up in Brookline, studied history at Yale College, and recently completed her MFA in dramatic writing at New York University. 

(As of June 2017)

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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