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GLORIOUS MUSICALMusic by Leonard Bernstein
||LOVE STORY FOR GROWNUPS
||THRILLING TRUE STORY
||SCATHING HIT COMEDY
||POWERFUL AND MOVING DRAMA
||COMPELLING BOSTON STORY
Book Adapted from Voltaire by Hugh Wheeler
Lyrics by Richard Wilbur • Additional lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, John Latouche, Lillian Hellman, Dorothy Parker, and Leonard Bernstein
Directed and newly adapted from
the Voltaire by Mary Zimmerman
Sept. 10 — Oct. 16, 2011 • B.U. Theatre
Featuring Leonard Bernstein's soaring score and lyrics from some of the wittiest writers of all time, this outrageous musical satire tells the story of the naïve Candide. Banished for romancing the Baron's daughter, Candide is plagued by a series of absurd hardships that challenges his optimistic outlook on life and love. An enchanting new production directed by the Tony Award-winning Mary Zimmerman (Metamorphoses).
Limited-time priority seating now available!
"GORGEOUSLY IMAGINED, Candide is a garden of delight!" — Chicago Sun-Times
LOVE STORY FOR GROWNUPS
by Rosanna Yamagiwa Alfaro
Directed by Jonathan Silverstein
Oct. 14 — Nov. 13, 2011
Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA
In a blink, Emily's Harvard Square world falls apart. Her husband Koji suddenly embraces his Asian roots. Her friend Jeremy's work on his novel gets interrupted by a health scare and his sister Trish moving in. Four longtime friends face too much past and too little future in this moving new comedy.
"A TERRIFIC AND FEARLESS playwright with an individual and astute voice."
THRILLING TRUE STORYby Evan M. Wiener • Directed by Peter DuBois
— The Harvard Crimson
Based on the memoir Eichmann in My Hands
by Peter Z. Malkin and Harry Stein
Produced in association with Michael Weinberger, Jeff Mandel, and Tom Heller
Nov. 11 — Dec. 11, 2011 • B.U. Theatre
1960 Buenos Aires. Covert Israeli agents have just nabbed Adolf Eichmann, the world's most wanted war criminal. The agents hold "the architect of the Holocaust" in a safe house, but bringing him to justice means getting his signature. One of his captors and Eichmann, the infamous mastermind, compete in a thrilling battle of wills.
"One of history's great manhunts." — The New York Times
SCATHING HIT COMEDYby Yasmina Reza
Translated by Christopher Hampton
Directed by Daniel Goldstein
Jan. 6 — Feb. 5, 2012 • B.U. Theatre
The Tony and Olivier Award-winning New York smash hit by the author of Art comes to the Huntington! Two sets of parents meet for the first time to settle their sons' nasty schoolyard tangle. But all attempts at civilized discussion quickly devolve
into childlike behavior in this fast, furious, and very, very funny comedy of bad manners.
POWERFUL AND MOVING DRAMAby August Wilson
"FIRST CLASS! God of Carnage incites the kind of laughter that comes from the gut."
— The New York Times
Directed by Liesl Tommy (Ruined)
Mar. 9 — Apr. 8, 2012 • B.U. Theatre
Legendary 1920s blues singer Ma Rainey and her musicians gather in a run-down Chicago studio to record new sides of old favorites when generational and racial tensions suddenly explode. The Huntington completes Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner August Wilson's Century Cycle with this searing drama, Wilson's first Broadway hit.
"EXTRAORDINARY! Ma Rainey rides on the exultant notes of the blues." — Newsweek
COMPELLING BOSTON STORYby Kirsten Greenidge
Directed by Melia Bensussen
(Circle Mirror Transformation)
Mar. 30 — Apr. 29, 2012
Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA
When an upwardly mobile African-American family wants to buy a house in an all-white neighborhood of 1950s Boston, they pay a struggling Irish family to act as their front. Fifty years later, the Irish family asks for "their" house back. Moving across the two eras, this intimate new play explores personal stories of integration and the conflict of calling any place your home.
"Kirsten Greenidge is a writer of OBVIOUS AND UNUSUAL TALENT." — Village Voice
CLASSIC COMEDYby Noël Coward • Directed by Maria Aitken
May 25 — June 24, 2012 • B.U. Theatre
Divorcés Amanda and Elyot meet again by accident on their second honeymoons with brand-new spouses in tow. Fireworks fly as they discover how quickly romance — and rivalry — can be rekindled in Noël Coward's stylish, savvy comedy about the people we can't live with...or without.
"One of the funniest comedies of the 20th century!" — The New York Times