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2010-2011 Season

2010-2011 Season

Bus Stop
by William Inge
Directed by Nicholas Martin
Sep. 11 — Oct. 11, 2010
The Huntington Theatre

A snowstorm strands a bus outside of Kansas City, and its passengers — including a stubborn, lovesick cowboy and the nightclub singer he hopes to marry — seek shelter and warmth at a roadside diner. The motley crew spends one night together, filled with bluster, heartache, and laughter, searching for love in this classic American comedy. Former Artistic Director Nicholas Martin returns to direct.

Circle Mirror Transformation
by Annie Baker
Directed by Melia Bensussen
Oct. 15 — Nov. 14, 2010
The Huntington Calderwood/BCA

When four students in Marty’s creative drama class experiment with harmless theatre games, hearts are quietly torn apart and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. Set in the Shirley, Vermont community center, this beautifully crafted new comedy mixes antic sadness and hilarious detail, and became a runaway hit Off Broadway.

Part of the Shirley, VT Plays Festival, a landmark collaboration between the Huntington, SpeakEasy Stage Company, and Company One.

An Evening with Sutton Foster
Musical direction by Michael Rafter
Nov. 15, 2010
The Huntington Calderwood/BCA

The Huntington Theatre Company presents a special evening of fine dining and a one-night-only benefit performance of An Evening with Sutton Foster, a one-woman cabaret show by the Tony Award-winning Broadway performer best known for her starring roles in Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Drowsy Chaperone, Young Frankenstein, and many others.

Event Co-Chairs: Huntington Overseers Neal Balkowitsch, Anne Fitzpatrick Cucchiaro, John Frishkopf, Debbie Lewis.

Vengeance is the Lord’s
by Bob Glaudini
Directed by Peter DuBois
Nov. 12 — Dec. 12, 2010
The Huntington Theatre

The Horvath family forgives their trespassers — all but one. A mother’s call for mercy clashes with a father’s need for retribution when their daughter’s murderer comes up for parole. Sharp jokes, tough love, and foul-mouthed conversations drive this searing and darkly funny new drama, which unfolds at holiday dinners from Thanksgiving to Easter. A modern American family asks a classic moral question: what can we do when “justice” is not enough?

by Lynn Nottage
Directed by Liesl Tommy
Jan. 7 — Feb. 6, 2011
The Huntington Theatre
A co-production with La Jolla Playhouse and Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Savvy business woman Mama Nadi knows how to survive in the midst of the Congo civil war: don’t take sides. She sells beers and girls to any man who’ll leave his gun at the door. The good-time atmosphere of the canteen and her sharp wits can’t always protect her and her girls, but their courage, humor, and hope live on in this gripping drama.

Educating Rita
by Willy Russell
Directed by Maria Aitken
March 11 — April 10, 2011
The Huntington Theatre

In Educating Rita, Rita, a brash, young hairdresser with a free spirit, is hungry to improve her lot in life. When she enrolls at the local university, she discovers a passion for literature and turns her boozy and burnt-out professor’s life upside down in this award-winning comedy.

Sons of the Prophet
by Stephen Karam
Directed by Peter DuBois
April 1 — May 1, 2011
The Huntington Calderwood/BCA
Commissioned and produced by special arrangement
with Roundabout Theatre Company

Brothers Joseph and Charles Douaihy are young, gay, and having a hell of a year. Their father has died and their uncle is losing it — putting the brothers’ once unbreakable sense of humor to Stephen Karam, “the playwright of the Facebook generation” and author of the Off Broadway hit Speech & Debate turns the Douaihy family’s epic woes into brutally funny comedy.

Richard III / The Comedy of Errors
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Edward Hall
with Propeller Theatre Company
May 18 — June 19, 2011
The Huntington Theatre
Presented by Boston University School of Theatre

The internationally acclaimed all-male Propeller Theatre Company comes from England to Boston for the first time in ambitious rotating repertory. Dynamic physicality, imaginative theatricality, and a modern flair shine in their productions.

In Richard III, Shakespeare’s most villainous king embarks on a fiendishly entertaining and diabolical adventure to scheme and murder his way to the throne. Set in a gothic Victorian hospital and featuring evocative, bloody imagery in the style of Grand Guignol.

Set south of the border, The Comedy of Errors tells the story of two sets of identical twins that were separated at birth and reunite 25 years later with hilarious consequences. Mistaken identities, assumed personas, slapstick physical comedy, and a mariachi band make for a fun-filled family experience.