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 Tickets are selling fast for unique theatrical experience Stand Up If You’re Here Tonightnow running through March 23 at the Maso Studio in the Huntington Theatre

Jim Ortlieb in Stand Up If You're Here Tonight. Photo by Nile Hawver 

(BOSTON) – The Huntington announces their production of Stand Up If You’re Here Tonight will extend, now through Saturday, March 23, 2024 at the Huntington Theatre in the Maso Studio (264 Huntington Ave). Shortly after opening, the production has added three additional weeks of performances due to audience demand.  

Don Aucoin of The Boston Globe says, “Ortlieb has a hard-to-bottle gift for conjuring an aura of intimacy in a roomful of strangers. His comic timing is impeccable, and so is his dramatic timing… I felt the exhilaration of watching a writer taking a big swing, and a big chance, and delivering.”  


And audience members are interested in attending multiple times, calling it “Astounding! Unexpected, raw, and funny!” The Huntington is offering a special discount for theatregoers who are arranging tickets to attend the show for the second (or third!) time. 


Stand Up If You’re Here Tonight is a new play by Olivier Award-nominated playwright John Kolvenbach. Winner of the LA Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Actor, Jim Ortlieb delivers a tour-de-force performance as a man desperate for connection, bent by isolation, and deeply in love with the audience itself. Unlike anything you’ve seen at The Huntington before, this underground experience in the renovated, 150-seat Maso Studio blurs the line between audience and performer, and will have audiences connecting, laughing, thinking, and up on their feet.  


Kolvenbach wrote Stand Up If You’re Here Tonight in the spring of 2021, during the Covid-19 pandemic. It premiered at the Harbor Stage Company in Wellfleet, then went on to have sold-out runs in LA, Chicago, and Paris. It has been praised as a “stunningly original existential exercise” by WTTW (PBS) Chicago, and as “uproarious, downright brilliant, and full of joyful surprises!” by the Provincetown Independent. 


Huntington Artistic Director Loretta Greco and Kolvenbach first worked together and forged their friendship during her time as artistic director of San Francisco’s Magic Theatre where she produced his plays Goldfish, Mrs. Whitney, Sister Play, and Reel to Reel. 


The performance runs for approximately 65 minutes and is followed by a social hour where audiences can interact with members of the cast and creative team and with each other. A beverage during the social hour is included in the price of the ticket. 

*Extension performances include some exciting new show times, please make sure to take note! 


Tickets start at $30. Season ticket packages and FlexPasses are also now on sale: 

  • online at 
  • by phone at 617-266-0800;  
  • or in person at the Huntington Theatre (264 Huntington Ave), Boston or Calderwood Pavilion (527 Tremont Street) 


Select discounts apply: 

  • $10 off: season ticket holders 
  • $40 “HYPE” tickets (Huntington Young Patron Events) for patrons 40 years-old and younger (valid ID required) 
  • $20 student and military tickets (valid ID required) 


Please note that a digital recording of this production will be available for online viewing. 


Due to the intimate nature of this performance including the post-show interaction with artists, if you are experiencing any COVID symptoms or signs of illness we urge you to re-schedule or exchange into the digital streaming link. Please help us keep this unique and intimate experience safe for all.Masks will not be required but are encouraged. 





Any members of the media who are interested in speaking with the artists of Stand Up If You’re Here Tonight, please contact Publicist Gabrielle Jaques at or 617-273-1520. 


Press canRSVP here for press tickets to available performances. 


Production photos will be available for download online, and b-roll footage can be requested. 


PHOTOS available for download here 





Celebrating over 40 years of outstanding theatre, The Huntington is Boston’s theatrical commons and leading professional theatre company. On our stages and throughout our city, we share enduring and untold stories that spark the imagination of audiences and artists and amplify the wide range of voices in our community. 


Under the leadership of Norma Jean Calderwood Artistic Director Loretta Greco and Executive Director Christopher Mannelli, The Huntington is committed to welcoming broad and diverse audiences, provides life- changing opportunities for students through its robust education and community programs, is a national leader in the development of playwrights and new plays, acts as the host organization for a multi-year residency of The Front Porch Arts Collective, a Black theatre company based in Boston, and serves the local arts community through our operation of The Huntington Calderwood/BCA. 


The Huntington reopened the historic Huntington Theatre in fall of 2022 after its transformational renovation, and is currently in phase two of the project; the renovation and building project of this storied venue with a bold vision for the future will allow us to innovatively expand our services to audiences, artists, and the community for generations to come. For more information, visit 


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