10 Reasons Every College Student Should See a Huntington Show this Season

by:  Sabrina Katz at 09/04/2015

In a vibrant, culture-filled city like Boston, residents don’t have to look far to find great performances. But for college students who spend their weekends in dingy dorm rooms, it’s time for something more memorable. Here are 10 reasons why you should take a trip to the Huntington and open your eyes to the world of theatre:

10. You don’t actually have to spend as much as you think- at the Huntington, students can get tickets for just $20. It might be a few bucks more than a movie, but considering the intimate venue, live actors, and hand-crafted costumes and backdrops, you’re definitely getting a bang for your buck.


9. If you’re in college, chances are you engage in (and actually enjoy!) some lighthearted discussion. If you see a Huntington show, you’ll get the opportunity to engage in a post-show conversation about the play’s themes, which can range from race to sexuality to religion. The back and forth between audience members and invited speakers gives you the chance to hear new perspectives and further understand ideas from the play.


8. Visiting parents probably don’t have any interest in seeing an Allston basement, so impress them by suggesting a Huntington show! Bonus – chances are they’ll take you out for dinner too, which means a break from sad dining hall food.


7. Tired of not knowing where to go on date night? The Huntington is a great place to enjoy a lively performance that’ll take you out of college-land for a night. With a season including a beautiful musical, hilarious new comedies, and provocative dramas, there’ll be something for both you and your date to enjoy.


6. Who doesn’t want to look mature and sophisticated in front of their friends? While everyone else is telling you that “I got sooooooo wasted Saturday night,” you’ll feel proud to say, “I enjoyed a night at the theatre Saturday evening.” (Bonus – sophistication is enhanced if you wear thick glasses, a smoking coat, and hold a newspaper).


5. Nick Offerman. Do we really need to say more?


4. If you’ve never been to the Avenue of the Arts, it’s time to explore this side of town! The Huntington is surrounded by culture – across the street is the Boston Symphony Orchestra and down the road is the Museum of Fine Arts. Enjoy a Sunday filled with arts and you won’t feel quite as bad for procrastinating on your homework. (Bonus: Eat yogurt – be twice as cultured).


3. Want to give a more meaningful birthday gift to a friend? Enjoy a theatre experience with them that will be so much more special than what you could find on the sale rack at Urban Outfitters or a Starbucks gift card.


2. College is all about trying new things, so if you’ve never been to a theatre performance before, now is the time to try it! With four world-premiere productions being offered at the Huntington this season, you will be amongst the first to see these shows!

1. Many students don’t remain in Boston after their four short years in college – so take advantage of everything the city has to offer! Every Huntington show is a memorable experience (P.S. did I mention the Huntington was the recipient of the 2013 Regional Theatre Tony Award?), because before you know it the time will be gone!



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