Meet Demeter, an exquisite statue of the Greek goddess, as she's being sculpted during the Italian Renaissance. Those who admire her see only stone and fortitude, but she has very real thoughts and desires. Fast-forward 500 years as Demeter finds herself in a present-day American city park, where she becomes a powerful symbol, an illicit landmark, a target. Witness to hilarious and horrible human foibles, she's desperate for someone, anyone to hear her thoughts. This world premiere introduces Huntington audiences to the irreverent and eccentric wit of Noah Haidle, a truly original voice in American theatre.


  • The Making of Noah Haidle's Persephone

    Provocative playwright Noah Haidle takes you behind the scenes of his outrageous new comedy Persephone, premiering at Boston's Huntington Theatre Company.



  • Mimi LieberCelia, and others
  • Noah HaidlePlaywright
  • David KorinsScenic Design
  • Jenny MannisCostume Design
  • Mark BennettOriginal Music / Sound Design

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