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2016-2017 Season

2016-2017 Season

Sunday in the Park with George
September 9 – October 16, 2016
The Huntington Theatre

Stephen Sondheim’s stunning masterpiece centers on enigmatic painter Georges Seurat and his search for love, inspiration, and “the art of making art.” One of the most acclaimed musicals ever, this Pulitzer Prize winner features a glorious score, with the songs “Finishing the Hat,” “Putting it Together,” and “Move On,” is directed by Artistic Director Peter DuBois (A Little Night Music), and features Adam Chanler-Berat (Broadway’sPeter and the Starcatcher and Next to Normal) and Jenni Barber (Wicked).

Tiger Style!
October 14 – November 13, 2016
By Mike Lew

Directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel
The Huntington Calderwood/BCA

Squabbling siblings Albert and Jennifer Chen reached the pinnacle of academic achievement. But as adults, they’re epic failures: he’s just been passed up for promotion and she’s been dumped by her loser boyfriend. So, naturally, they confront their parents and launch an Asian Freedom Tour! From California to China, this hilarious new comedy examines race, parenting, and success with wit and sharp humor.

Bedroom Farce
November 11 – December 11, 2016
By Alan Ayckbourn

The Huntington Theatre

4 couples. 3 bedrooms. One hilarious night. Trevor and Susannah, with their marriage on the rocks, invade 3 bedrooms of their family and friends over the course of an evening, spreading chaos in their wake. Director Maria Aitken (The 39 StepsPrivate Lives) returns for this rollicking comedy of marital misunderstandings.

A Doll’s House
January 6 – February 5, 2017
The Huntington Theatre

Nora and Torvald Helmer are living their dream life: happily married with children and security.  When Nora risks her reputation to save her husband’s life, the consequences test the limits of their love. In an acclaimed new translation by Bryony Lavery, Ibsen’s powerful, groundbreaking classic about marriage, money, and equality remains as compelling and relevant as ever. Directed by Melia Bensussen.

March 10 – April 9, 2017
The Huntington Theatre

Lincoln and Booth are brothers: best friends and bitter rivals. Lincoln, a former 3-card monte hustler, works as a Lincoln impersonator in a shooting gallery; Booth is an aspiring grifter.  He tempts his brother to get back in the game, but the consequences could be deadly. Suzan-Lori Parks made history as the first African American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for Drama for this darkly comic, deeply theatrical fable about family wounds and healing bonds. Directed by Billy Porter.

The Who & the What
March 31 – May 7, 2017
By Ayad Akhtar

Directed by M. Bevin O’Gara
The Huntington Calderwood/BCA

Brilliant novelist Zarina is writing about women and Islam when she meets Eli, a young convert who bridges the gap between her modern life and traditional heritage. When her conservative father discovers her controversial manuscript, they all must confront the beliefs that define them. A fierce and funny new play about relationships, religion, and the contradictions that make us who we are, from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the blockbuster hit Disgraced.

May 26 – July 2, 2017
The Huntington Calderwood/BCA

When cantankerous Abby is forced to share her room in assisted living with endlessly chipper Marilyn, the two women make a seemingly harmless bet that quickly escalates into a dangerous and hilarious game of one-upmanship, revealing hidden truths that neither wants exposed. A deliciously inappropriate new comedy from Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire (Good People). Directed by Jessica Stone.