Audio Description is a carefully timed, live narration of the visual aspects of a performance. It is broadcast via a radio transmitter to patrons who wear a single headphone receiver enabling them to hear both the on-stage dialogue and the describer's narration.

Headsets must be reserved and limited seating is available. Braille and large print programs will be available at the performances. Plan to arrive 30 minutes early for audio described program notes and set description. Guide dogs are welcome. Tickets are $15 for each blind/low-vision patron and a guest. To reserve tickets and headsets, please contact the Access Coordinator at 617 273 1558 or email mobrien@huntingtontheatre.bu.edu.

Reserve Tickets

Blind school groups are also invited to attend the Student Matinee Series, several performances of which are audio-described. Schools are provided with study and curriculum guides in advance and with preview tickets for teachers (on request). Although geared for school groups, individual blind or visually impaired students accompanied by an adult are also welcome. Student tickets are $12, with a limited number of free tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis. For student matinee information or reservations, please contact the Access Coordinator at 617 273 1558, or email mobrien@huntingtontheatre.bu.edu.

 

About Smart People

Are our beliefs and prejudices hard-wired into us? Four Harvard intellectuals – a doctor, an actress, a psychologist, and a neurobiologist studying the human brain’s response to race – search for love, success, and identity in a complex world. With barbed wit, Huntington Playwriting Fellow Lydia R. Diamond (Stick Fly) explores the inescapable nature of racism and other tricky topics in this controversial and fiercely funny new play that will be directed by Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois (Rapture, Blister, Burn and Sons of the Prophet). 

Approximate run time: TBD

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"Quick-witted, wildly intelligent, and as entertaining as it is unsettling, Smart People is Lydia Diamond’s most ambitious play to date. Her debut play at the Huntington the wildly successful Stick Fly, was first and foremost about family dynamics, whereas Smart People is about big, controversial ideas. Yet the two share electrifying interpersonal relationships among surprising characters that infuse both stories with great humor and heart.” — Peter DuBois

What an outrageous honor – the luxury of returning to a theatre I’ve come to call home. I can think of no better place to launch my new play than within the smart, warm embrace of the Huntington. Smart People takes on big, risky ideas and lives in the world of risky questioning and flawed humanity. It is thrilling to have Peter DuBois at the helm of a ship that looks at huge, explosive ideas in nuanced and often humorous ways.”— Lydia R. Diamond

 

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Prices & Seating

Performance Day (5/23 — 6/22 only) All Sections
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
& Tuesday Preview, Wednesday matinee
$60
Sunday - Thursday evening; Saturday matinee $70
Friday & Saturday evening;  Sunday matinee $80

 

Performance Day (6/24 — 6/29) All Sections
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
& Tuesday Preview, Wednesday matinee
$70
Sunday - Thursday evening; Saturday matinee $80
Friday & Saturday evening;  Sunday matinee $90

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Discount Ticket Prices

All Performances All Sections
Active Military and Veterans and Immediate Families
$15 with promo code MILITARY
Student (25 and under); Student matinee $15
Orchestra Last Row $25
BU Community $10 off
Seniors $5 off
35 Below
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$25
Seatmap

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